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PENALTY SAVED – ITALY 3-2 ENGLAND. Saka sees his kick saved – and Italy are the winners of Euro 2020.
PENALTY SAVED – ITALY 3-2 ENGLAND. Jorginho steps up but Pickford is down to his right and keeps it out! Lifeline for England.
PENALTY SAVED – ITALY 3-2 ENGLAND. Sancho’s shot is parried away by Donnarumma, who guessed right with a dive to his left.
PENALTY SCORED – ITALY 3-2 ENGLAND. Bernardeschi rolls his kick down the middle.
PENALTY MISSED – ITALY 2-2 ENGLAND. Rashford does a slow run up and then places his shot against the post.
PENALTY SCORED – ITALY 2-2 ENGLAND. Bonucci lifts his kick above the hand of Pickford and keeps Italy firmly in it.
PENALTY SCORED – ITALY 1-2 ENGLAND. Harry Maguire smashes his kick into the top corner. Brilliant.
PENALTY SAVED – ITALY 1-1 ENGLAND. Pickford dives to his left and keeps out Andrea Belotti’s low kick.
PENALTY SCORED – ITALY 1-1 ENGLAND. Kane rifles a superb kick beyond the reach of Donnarumma.
PENALTY SCORED – ITALY 1-0 ENGLAND. Berardi coolly fires home with Pickford diving the other way.
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FT aet: Italy 1-1 England - EURO 2020 will be decided by PENALTIES!
Rashford is playing right back! Bernardeschi looks to get at him but the Man United man sticks to his task and England win a throw-in. England with personnel on with penalties very much in mind.
Three minutes added.
Italy's left-wing free kick is flicked on at the near post but no-one is there to apply a finish in the middle. England almost caught cold after the double change.
- OffKyle WalkerEngland
- OnJadon SanchoEngland
ENGLAND CHANGE: Sancho on for Walker.
- OffJordan HendersonEngland
- OnMarcus RashfordEngland
ENGLAND CHANGE: Rashford on for Henderson.
England want to make a double change but the officials haven't allowed it to happen. Will they get them made before spot kicks - assuming we are heading that way...
- OffEmerson PalmieriItaly
- OnAlessandro FlorenziItaly
ITALY CHANGE: Florenzi on for Emerson.
Italy enjoy their best spell of possession in this half of extra time but Bernardeschi's appeals for a hand ball as he tried to hook in a cross from the left are waved away.
- Yellow cardJorginhoItaly
Jorginho quite rightly gets a yellow card for that. It wasn't pretty. Some are calling for that to be a red. Surprised VAR haven't at least looked at it more closely.
Grealish takes a nasty knock on his knee in a challenge with Jorginho and needs some treatment.
This is better from England. They've been on top for the last few minutes. Can they carve out one big opportunity?
So near, yet so far. Sterling looks to be in on the right side of the area. He seems to be past Chiellini but the Italy skipper somehow nicks the ball away with a last-ditch tackle.
Ten minutes for someone to be a hero and avoid the dreaded spot kicks....
CLOSE! Donnarumma flaps Kane's teasing ball from the left to safety with Stones just a whisker away from getting there first with his head.
Pickford is right behind Bernardeschi's shot from the resulting free kick. He briefly fumbles it but is quick to gather as Italy struggled to follow in.
- Yellow cardHarry MaguireEngland
Free kick to Italy in a central area 30 yards out after Maguire was outfoxed by Belotti. The England defender is booked.
VIDEO: Italy go close.
- E.T 2nd Half
SECOND HALF IN ET - Italy kick us off.
HT in ET: Italy 1-1 England.
One minute added.
Locatelli tries his luck from 22 yards out but it's brilliantly blocked.
Walker doesn't win a sliding challenge on Emerson and England are in trouble. The Chelsea man rasps a dangerous cross towards Bernardeschi, who can't get there and Pickford does well to somehow get it to safety.
Grealish gets his first involvement. Three Italians come to face him in the area and he back heels a lovely pass to the overlapping Saka. He seems to be in but a touch off an Italy boot sees it ricochet off the Arsenal youngster and roll out for a goal kick.
- OffMason MountEngland
- OnJack GrealishEngland
ENGLAND CHANGE: Mount off, Grealish on.
Grealish is being readied for England.
A left-wing corner is headed into the path of Phillips who takes it down and rifles a 25-yard volley just wide of the far post.
- OffMarco VerrattiItaly
- OnManuel LocatelliItaly
ITALY CHANGE: Verratti off, Locatelli on.
After five minutes of literally no incidents, England are almost in. It breaks in the midfield and Hnederson plays a first-time ball into Sterling on the left. He charges into the box but can't sort his feet out and his cut back is blocked.
Will England have a second wind in this second period? They looked tired and jaded towards the end of normal time.
- OffLorenzo InsigneItaly
- OnAndrea BelottiItaly
ITALY CHANGE PRIOR TO KICK OFF IN ET: Belotti on Insigne.
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KICK OFF IN ET. England get extra time up and running.
- End of 2nd Half
FT: Italy 1-1 England. We are heading into extra time.
- Yellow cardGiorgio ChielliniItaly
Saka looks to surge free down the right on to Henderson's hopeful prod forward. He outpaces Chiellini who just hauls him down. It's as clear a yellow card as you'll ever see.
Boos from the crowd as Italy gently probe, waiting for an opening. It's crossed from the right but Walker is the calmest man on the planet as he coolly chests back to Pickford despite having a couple of blue shirts in close proximity.
Chiesa was a real menace for Italy, England will be pleased he had to go off if they do go into extra time.
Italy dictating deep in stoppage time here. Can they nick it and seriously break England hearts?
Maguire nods a free kick from deep back into the mix from the right side of the Italy area. It doesn't fall for an England shirt and Italy earn a cheap free kick to ease any pressure.
Six minutes added.
Extra time is looming. Sterling looks to change that with a rampaging run into the box, but there's too many blue shirts around him and he can't quite find space for the shot.
- OffFederico ChiesaItaly
- OnFederico BernardeschiItaly
ITALY CHANGE: Chiesa off, Bernardeschi on.
An England free kick is half cleared. Shaw lets fly from distance but it's way off target.
- Yellow cardLorenzo InsigneItaly
Insigne booked for a lunging tackle on Phillips.
A rare England attack in this second period. Mount drives to the left byline and fizzes a cut back towards Saka, but it's close to the Arsenal man's midriff and he can't adjust to make anything of it.
England are finally allowed to play on. Chiesa wants to come back on to boos from the crowd.
Mancini appears much calmer on the touchline now, illustrating just how dominant Italy are.
Play halted as Chiesa receives treatment. England's players are using the time to discuss a few issues. Ball retention will be top of that list of topics.
England are slow to every 50-50 at the moment. Italy are swarming around them picking pockets and eager to get the ball forward and join the attack.
It's all hands to the pump for England out there. Italy are attacking at speed and causing plenty of concern at the back. It's in stark contrast to the first period where the Three Lions were so assured.
- OffDeclan RiceEngland
- OnJordan HendersonEngland
ENGLAND CHANGE: Henderson on for Rice.
CLOSE! Berardi races clear beyond Shaw to try and get on the end of a long, raking pass over the top but can only guide his volley on the run over the bar as Pickford came flying off his line.
VIDEO: Bonucci nets Italy a deserved equaliser
- OffKieran TrippierEngland
- OnBukayo SakaEngland
ENGLAND CHANGE: Saka on for Trippier.
It's all Italy now. The Azzurri have their tails up. England need to do something to try and turn the tide.
That goal had been on the cards but it's fair to suggest you wouldn't expect England to ship a goal from a set piece.
- GoalLeonardo BonucciItaly
GOAL! Bonucci gobbles up the rebound after PIckford had made a fine save to keep out Verratti's header. It all came after England failed to deal with a flick-on from a right-wing corner.
It's been a frustrating night for Italy up to this point but there are signs they are upping the tempo and giving England more to worry about.
Stones meets the left-wing corner but doesn't make a clean connection and Donnarumma flicks it over the bar.
Respite for England as Mount hustles well to earn a corner on the left. The defence definitely needs a breather but a second goal from a set piece would be a great way to make the most of it...
SUPER SAVE! Chiesa lets fly from 20 yards but can't find a way past Pickford who flings himself low to his left to get a big hand on the ball.
Italy are beginning to pose more problems for England now. Maguire, Stones, Walker and co are looking less assured now. Southgate's men really need to try and get on the ball more.
A second faster!
SAVE! Insigne takes a pass from Chiesa on the run inside the England box. He engineers space for the shot close to the byline but sees it well blocked by Pickford. Rice then completes the clearance but that was a warning sign for England.
Maguire rises early to meet Shaw's left-wing delivery from the resulting free kick but loops his header way over the bar.
- Yellow cardLeonardo BonucciItaly
Bonucci booked for a rash tackle on Sterling out on the left wing.
- OffCiro ImmobileItaly
- OnDomenico BerardiItaly
ITALY CHANGE: Immobile off, Berardi on.
- OffNicolò BarellaItaly
- OnBryan CristanteItaly
ITALY CHANGE: Barella off, Cristante on.
VIDEO: Insigne fires a free kick in a good position wide of target.
Insigne finds space down the left. He jinks at his marker, shifts it on to his right side but doesn't find the curl and his shot flies well off target.
Insigne curves a good few yards wide with what is ultimately a disappointing free kick. Wembley heaves a collective sigh of relief.
Insigne collects the ball just outside the England area. Sterling sees the danger but is rash with his challenge. Free kick to the Italians in a central area 22 yards out.
Sterling races through the gears and drives into the area from the left before hitting the deck. England players turn to the referee, who is not interested. No spot kick.
- Yellow cardNicolò BarellaItaly
Barella booked for hacking down Kane.
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KICK OFF! England get us back underway. They are 45 minutes from glory. Can they bring it home?
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HT: Italy 0-1 England.
Bonucci takes aim from 35 yards but flashes his shot way off target.
Shaw and Sterling combine on the left but the latter can't find Kane 20 yards out. The England captain has been peripheral in this first half.
Immobile swivels to crack a first-time volley from a right-wing cross but sees his fine attempt well blocked by Stones. Italy keep the pressure on but Verratti fires straight at Pickford.
Four minutes added.
Danger for England. Emerson cuts in from the left and threatens a shot from inside the area. He twists past one but just as he's about to pull the trigger a vital touch denies him. England continue to defend with real composure.
Free kick to Italy on the right after Mount tripped Barella. It's whipped into the middle but Stones is there to head clear.
Italy have had 61 per cent of the possession with three shots to England's one. The Azzurri have yet to test PIckford.
Hollywood star, Tom Cruise was at Wimbledon earlier - now he's at Wembley. Boy, does that chap get around!
Lots of hands on heads and pained gestures from Italy supporters in the crowd. They won't be happy with what their side has offered in the attacking third but there's still plenty of time left in this final.
England respond and Shaw darts into space on the left. He drills a dangerous ball into the middle, but it's well defended. The Three Lions continue to be a real menace from wide areas when they do manage to work it down the flanks.
CLOSE! Chiesa fizzes a left-foot shot just past Pickford's left-hand post from 25 yards after a surging run from the right had created an opening. The England stopper wasn't getting that if it was on target.
England haven't threatened for a while but suddenly cause panic in that Italy defence when Kane wins a flick-on. Sterling plays in Mount but the Chelsea man's attempt to return the ball to Sterling as he raced into the area was thwarted.
Some lovely touches from Italy in tight situations but again it's all in front of England. They can't seem to find space behind the lines to showcase some of the pace and attacking nous that has been a feature of their Euros.
STAT: This is Italy's 10th major tournament final with only Germany (14) having played in more among European nations. Italy won the European Championship in 1968, but have lost their subsequent two final appearances in the competition (2000 and 2012).
The Italians finally link a ball beyond England's midfield. Insigne spins into space 25 yards out but drags his shot well wide of Pickford's right-hand post.
Italy with a lengthy spell of possession but it's all in front of England and not really causing any trouble.
Replays suggest Jorginho picked up the problem trying to tackle Sterling in the midfield. Azzurri fans will be hopeful he can run it off and continue.
Jorginho is back on the pitch but not moving too well at present.
Play has been halted as Jorginho receives treatment after going down for Italy. He walks to the sideline but doesn't look happy.
Mancini is quite understandably rather animated on the touchline. He's fuming with his team. England have won the tactical battle so far.
GOOD OMEN? England are the 13th different nation to feature in a European Championship final. Just three of the previous 12 lost their first-ever final in the competition.
Meanwhile, the issue of ticket-less fans hasn't gone away.
Shaw marauds beyond Barella but can't find Mount with his ball into the channel. Once again England's wing backs are proving tough for the Italians to contain. Trippier, who came in for Saka for this match, has been a huge threat so far. Will Mancini tinker with anything to try and negate their impact?
Drink in that atmosphere.
England have been superb so far. Italy's defence had been stretched down both flanks and it's the Three Lions who have looked the more likely since netting that early opener too.
ENGLAND'S WEMBLEY RECORD WON'T MAKE GOOD READING FOR ITALIANS: Southgate's side have won 15 of their past 17 games at Wembley in all competitions (D1 L1), scoring 46 goals and conceding just five in that time.
Excellent defending from Chiellini. England get in-behind down the right as Walker finds the run of Trippier. His low ball is aimed towards Sterling but Chiellini reads the danger and manages to make an important intervention.
VIDEO: Shaw opens the scoring!
Insigne lifts it over the wall but sees his strike curve harmlessly over Pickford's bar.
There could be a chance here though. Italy win a free corner 25 yards out, right of centre.
Italy are looking for a sharp response. The Azzurri have pressed England back and are probing from side to side but it's not an easy rearguard to cut through.
Not a bad time to score your first goal for your country either. Take a bow Luke Shaw - and look away now Jose Mourinho!
Is there more of a dream start than that for Southgate and co? Incredible.
- GoalLuke ShawEngland
GOAL! What a start! England break at pace. Trippier crosses from the right and finds Shaw, who arrives late to volley home past Donnarumma at his near post.
Italy win an early corner. Insigne delivers from the right but Maguire is there to guide it to safety.
H2H: England have won just two of their past 14 matches with Italy in all competitions, a 2-0 victory in June 1997 and a 2-1 success in August 2013. Those wins were both in friendly matches.
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KICK OFF! Italy get the Euro 2020 final underway.
PREDICTIONS? Can England do it or will Italy spoil the Wembley party? Southgate's men are SO close to 'bringing it home' but the time for talking is almost over.
The players are out, the anthems are about to begin and the main event is up next.
OPTA STAT: Sterling has attempted (32) and completed (18) more take-ons than any other player at EURO 2020. Seven of these have been in the opposition penalty area (the joint-most), one of which led to England’s penalty against Denmark in the semi-final.
DID YOU KNOW? Italy have never lost to England at a major tournament, winning 1-0 at Euro 1980, triumphing 2-1 at both the 1990 and 2014 World Cups, and drawing 0-0 before winning on penalties at Euro 2012.
This is so sad to see.
Here's hoping those in authority resolve some of the problems rapidly. A number of reporters in and around the stadium are suggesting a lot of English fans have somehow got in without tickets...
TRASH TALK! Giorgio Chiellini says England forwards Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling "are no spring chickens" and thinks the Three Lions' bench could have made the final.
Not long now....
Sadly, some supporters have taken the euphoria of the build up to this game to the extreme with unpleasant behaviour across London.
Completely agree. The atmosphere is going to be something special too.
We've had some wonderful features across the Eurosport UK site in the last few days. Paul Hayward's words on how England no longer fail to handle the expectation of playing at Wembley are particularly worth a read, but you can also find articles from the likes of Jonathan Wilson and Tony Evans via the home page.
CONFIRMATION OF THOSE STARTING XIs - ITALY: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Emerson, Bonucci, Chiellini, Barella, Jorginho, Verratti, Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne. /// ENGLAND: Pickford, Stones, Maguire, Walker, Shaw, Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Mount, Sterling ,Kane.
Leonardo Bonucci on Harry Kane, who is desperate to lift the trophy in the biggest match of his career:
" Kane is a very famous player, he's been doing very well at Tottenham, for the national team and he's one of the best strikers in the world.""
INSIDE EUROPE - THE VIEW FROM ITALY: Why England should be worried about Italy as the Three Lions aim to win their first ever European Championship.
Roberto Mancini: "This is possibly one of the highlights of my career. I had the opportunity to play for the Under-21 side, the senior side, yet we weren't able to win the under-21 Euros or the 1990 World Cup. It's a very important moment for me because I represent Italy so I really hope I can enjoy the experience that I didn't enjoy during my playing career."
Gareth Southgate on the re-connection to the England faithful: "The players need to feel that warmth and support. It has definitely helped inspire us. Over the last four years the players have knocked down so many barriers, they've come through so many different challenges."
TEAM NEWS: Italy are unchanged from their semi-final triumph over Spain. England make one change with Kieran Trippier in for Bukayo Saka as the Three Lions switch to a back three. Phil Foden, Ben Chilwell, and Ben White are not in the 23-man matchday squad.
EURO 2021 – THE FINAL: ENGLAND v ITALY.
The time is almost upon us. England’s date with destiny is here as Gareth Southgate’s men look to end a 55-year wait for a major international trophy. The Three Lions take on Italy at Wembley with the Azzurri bidding to extend a 33-match unbeaten run and claim their second European Championship crown. It promises to be a tight and highly intriguing encounter culminating in a night one of these nations will remember forever. The teams are in, so let’s get down to business and countdown the final hour of build up. Kick off 20.00 BST.