So here we stand, face to face, eager to Sela a place in history. That’s exactly what the English players will be telling their Italian counterparts when both sides meet in the final of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship.
At last, we know the two team that will compete for the ultimate. We don’t know the winner yet, but we’re all expectant of a blockbuster finale at the Wembley Stadium.
It’s England’s first major final since 1966 and facing Italy alone promises much drama than it actually witnessed in an opera these days.
But how did we get here… 442gh.com has put together a brief of England’s hard fought win over Denmark in extra time.
Enjoy the read.
ENGLAND 2-1 DENMARK (AET)
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England will play Italy in their first major tournament final since 1966 after beating Denmark 2-1 in extra time courtesy of a winning goal from captain Harry Kane.
Despite going behind in the first half after Mikkel Damsgaard’s direct free kick, England responded well and equalised when Denmark captain Simon Kjær turned the ball into his own net in the 39th minute.
England eventually broke the deadlock in extra time when Kane was first to react to his penalty miss and slot home the rebound.
ENGLAND vs ITALY (FINAL)
England have faced Italy no less than 27 times, winning eight, drawing eight and losing 11.
Italy have come up trumps against England in the last two major tournaments, most recently in the 2014 World cup opening game when Italy won 2-1 and in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012, beating then-manager Roy Hodgson’s side 4-2 on penalties.
England are undefeated in 15 of their last 17 games at Wembley Stadium in all competitions (D1 L1), scoring 46 goals and conceding just five.
More on this in our next episode to preview the final game.
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