UEFA Euro 2020 Final: Italy's Leonardo Bonucci Becomes Oldest Scorer In Euro Finals
Euro 2020 Final: Italy's Leonardo Bonucci became the oldest goal-scroer in the history of Euro finals. Aged 34 years and 71 days, Bonucci scored in the second half for Italy.
- Asian News International
- Updated: July 12, 2021 03:15 AM IST
Italian centre-back Leonardo Bonucci on Monday became the oldest goal-scorer in the history of the Euro finals. He achieved the feat in the ongoing Euro 2020 finals between England and Italy at the Wembley Stadium. By scoring in the 67th minute of the game, Italy got the equaliser and Bonucci became the oldest goal-scorer (34 years and 71 days). Bonucci also has the most appearances for Italy in Euro finals history (18).
England got off to the perfect start as left-back Luke Shaw netted the ball into the goalpost in just the second minute of the match. The exact timing of the goal was 1 minute, 57 seconds, as per the official Twitter handle of UEFA Euro 2020.
Shaw started a counter down the left. The ball made its way from Harry Kane to Kieran Trippier, who went in to make a long cross. Shaw met it on the volley and he netted the ball into the goalpost, giving England a 1-0 lead.
No more goals were scored in the first half, and as a result, England entered half-time with a 1-0 lead and they were just 45 mins away from being crowned as the European champions.
In the second half, Leonardo Bonucci got the equaliser for Italy as he netted the ball into the goalpost in the 67th minute, bringing the scoreline level to 1-1.
England fans have waited for a trophy for 55 years since they won the World Cup in 1966. Ever since that win fans have been waiting for a trophy.
However, England have reached the semifinals on few occasions, but reaching the finals remained a distant dream until this Euro 2020.