Euro 2020: England - Italy in the final of "Wembley" - What prehistory says (BINTEO)
The English party for the qualification and the reactions for the decisive penalty
England has been living a dream since Wednesday night. Gareth Southgate and his Lions after the 2-1 victory over Denmark in the semifinals of Euro 2020 significantly increased the chances of the slogan "football is coming home" to become a reality.
Although the final will be held at the… home of the England national team, the "Wembley", the Italians seem willing to "bring it to Rome". After all, when they beat Spain 4-2 on penalties and closed the place for Sunday's final, they paraphrased the English slogan "it's coming home" to "it's coming to Rome".
Prehistory is on the side of Squadra Azzurri. This will be the third meeting of the two teams in the final phase of the European Championship, with the "azuri" being undefeated in their two previous matches.
They first met in 1980, with the Italians prevailing 1-0 for the 2nd match of the group stage thanks to a goal by Tardelli. Finally, they finished 2nd and got the ticket for the small final, with the English on the other hand remaining third in the group.
It took 32 years to meet again, with Euro 2012 bringing England and Italy face to face in the quarterfinals. There was no score in 120 minutes, with the match leading to penalties and the "squadra azura" prevailing 4-2, on its way to the -lost- final with the Spaniards.
Until Sunday, however, England will resemble a drunken state. With the whistle blowing at the end of the match against Denmark and qualifying for a grand final after 55 years and specifically after the 1966 World Cup final, where she won her only major title, from London to Birmingham and Nottingham The fans of the "Three Lions" wildly celebrated the success of their national team.