The giant keeper saved from Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho after Marcus Rashford had hit a post as Leonardo Bonucci, Federico Bernadeschi, and Domenic Berardi scored for the Italians. Luke Shaw had been responsible for giving England their dream start with an incredible goal after 2 minutes but Italy might have offered nothing in the first half, it took command over the host gradually as they sat back and leveled the playing field after 67 minutes.
It was the first final that was going to be decided on penalties since West Germany had been defeated by Czechoslovakia in 1976 and was going to be celebrated in Italy after their defeat in 2000-2012.
Most of the time after halftime and extra time was spent running and England might have a few complaints after their promise faded away. Nevertheless, it was heart-breaking for most of the Wembley crowd as England came up short in the first final since they secured a win in the World Cup 55 years ago.
When Harry Kane spread the ball wide to Kieran Tripper, it started well and he repaid the coach the faith of Gareth Southgate instantly in recalling him by sending him over a curling deep cross that Shaw met on the half volley for hammering inside the post for his first goal in international football.
England took an early lead in the World Cup semi-final 2018 against Croatia before they were outplayed and defeated eventually in the extra time but it didn’t look like they are going to give up the initiative to win on their home ground, playing on their foot, but failing to threaten Donnarumma. Even England’s excellent defense can concede only one goal through a Danish free kick in their last 6 tournament games.