Watch: How Italy's Star Defender Trolled England's "It's Coming Home" Chant After Euro 2020 Final
England fans had been singing for football to "come home" throughout Euro 2020, but after Italy won the title, Leonardo Bonucci had a slightly different lyrics for fans of the Three Lions.
- Abhimanyu Bose
- Updated: July 12, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Italy beat England on penalties to win the Euro 2020 title
Leonardo Bonucci trolled England's "It's coming home" chant after the win
"It's coming to Rome," he screamed into the camera as Italy celebrated
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci proved to be a thorn in the side of England supporters, not only during the match with his player-of-the-match performance, but even after the penalty shoot-out that saw the Azzurri win the European Championship for the second time. Bonucci scored Italy's equaliser, and then kept his cool from the penalty spot as well as they won their first major trophy since the 2006 World Cup. As the Italians celebrated on the pitch, the centre back went up to one of the cameras and passionately repeated calls of "it's coming to Rome" - a play on the English fans' chant of "It's coming home".
Bonucci also shared a video of him and Jorginho singing "It's coming to Rome" in the dressing room on his Instagram stories.
In a match that was marred by violence and racism, England took the early lead at Wembley through Luke Shaw, who scored a brilliant half-volley off a Kieran Tripper cross.
Italy gradually grew back into the game and after sustained periods of possession and pressure, they were finally rewarded when Bonucci managed to score on the rebound after Jordan Pickford saved Marco Verratti's effort from a corner.
The match finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and even extra time could not separate the two sides.
England got the advantage early in the penalty shootout as well, with Andrea Belotti missing his spot-kick, but three consecutive misses by Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka meant that even though Jorginho failed to put away his effort, Italy were crowned champions.