Italy wins the UEFA European Championship – level 2

16-07-2021 07:00

On Sunday, Italy won the European Championship 2020 at Wembley, UK, when the team defeated England 3-2 on penalties.

The start of the match was great for England when they scored just after two minutes. It was a shock for Italy who won the last 33 matches before the final.  The team took a long time to recover, and they played much better in the second half. Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci scored in the 67th minute, and the game continued in overtime. Then nobody else scored, and it was necessary to decide the winner in a penalty shootout.

England scored only two penalties and Italy scored three, and they won their first European Championship in 53 years. England’s fans were very sad because the last time England won a European Championship was in 1966.

Difficult words: defeat (to be better in a game or match than somebody else), recover (to return to a normal state or situation), penalty shootout (a situation when there is no winner at the end of a match, so the teams must shoot penalties, and who scores more times is the winner).

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