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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