Donnarumma 1, Italy 6, England 22% – the best stats from the Euro 2020 final

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What an end to a cracking Sunday! Italy beat England 3-2 in a penalty shootout to win Euro 2020 after Luke Shaw’s early goal was cancelled out by Leonardo Bonucci in regulation time.

By The Numbers has the best stats from the final of what has been a magnificent tournament:

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This was just the second time that Harry Kane hasn’t attempted a shot or created a chance in his 61 games for England. The last time came in a 29-minute substitute appearance against Switzerland in 2018.

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Italy’s shootout hero Gianluigi Donnarumma is the first goalkeeper to be named Player of the Tournament since the award was first issued in 1996.

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This is the first European Championship or World Cup final in history to feature multiple goals by defenders. In fact, Italy’s last 2 goals in a major final have both been by defenders (Marco Materazzi in the final of the 2006 WC).

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Italy are the first team to have won multiple penalty kick shootouts at a single Euro.

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Luke Shaw’s opener was the quickest ever goal scored in the final of the European Championships (at 1:57), as well as his first ever for the England national team.

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This was just the second European Championship final to be decided via a penalty shootout, after 1976, when the winning penalty for Czechoslovakia was scored by a man whose name you’ve probably heard of — Antonin Panenka.

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England created 3 chances vs. Italy all game. Since 1984, only one team has created as few chances in a Euros Final – Greece in 2004. (Greece, of course, won that year, beating hosts Portugal).

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Aged 19 years and 309 days, Bukayo Saka is the fourth-youngest player to appear in the finals of the European Championships, after Renato Sanches (2016), Cristiano Ronaldo (2004) and Anatoliy Baidachniy (1972).

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Gianluigi Donnarumma has won each of the five games in which his team has faced penalty shootouts: three for his club and two for the National Team.

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This was Italy’s sixth major tournament title (4 World Cup, 2 Euros); among European nations, only Germany (7) have won more.

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Jorginho is the 10th player in history to appear in and win the European Championship and the European Cup final in the same year.

The others are Luis Suarez in 1964 (Inter Milan & Spain), Hans van Breukelen, Ronald Koeman, Berry van Aerle, Gerald Vanenburg in 1988 (PSV Eindhoven & Netherlands), Fernando Torres, Juan Mata in 2008 (Chelsea & Spain), Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe in 2016 (Real Madrid & Portugal).

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Italy have scored 13 goals in the current tournament, the highest tally for the Azzurri in a single edition between European Championship and World Cup. It’s also the second highest tally at Euros since France scored 14 in 1984.

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England have won just 22% (2/9) of their major tournament shootouts (World Cup/Euros), the lowest ratio of any European nation to have been involved in three or more.

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Italy are one game shy of matching Brazil and Spain’s men’s international record for consecutive unbeaten matches (35)! Their next scheduled match is a WC qualifier vs. Bulgaria on September 2.

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Leonardo Bonucci (34 years and 71 days) has become the oldest scorer in a Euro final, beating the previous record of Germany’s Bernd Holzenbein in 1976 (30 years and 103 days).

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Italy have won their second European Championship trophy 53 years from their first one (1968) — the largest gap for a single side in the history of the competition.

RONALDO WATCH

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first outright leading scorer at a Euro whose team failed to win or advance from any knockout stage game since the group stage was introduced in 1980. No Golden Boot winner in World Cup history played for a team that failed to win or advance from a knockout stage game.

Ronaldo joins Eusebio (9 goals in the 1966 World Cup) as the only Portuguese players to win the Golden Boot at a major tournament.

(Stats courtesy ESPN’s Stats & Information Group)



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