Italy vs England, what is the meeting record?

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Final Euro 2020 will bring together Italy vs England. What is the record for the meeting of the two European giants?

Italy first qualified for the final after getting rid of Spain at Wembley, Wednesday (7/7/2021) early morning WIB. Italy won on penalties 4-2 after a 1-1 draw for 120 minutes.

The day after, England followed through with a 2-1 win over Denmark through extra time. here final Euro 2020, the dream final that many football fans around the world have been waiting for.

Because, Italy and England did appear excellent in this competition and have a unique: a strong back line. Italy has conceded only three goals in six matches.

England are even tougher because they only conceded in the semifinals after keeping a clean sheet in five consecutive matches. This is the first meeting of the two teams in the finals of a major tournament, but not the first overall.

Prior to this, Italy and England had met 27 times in all competitions. Of course, Italy is superior in the number of wins, which is 10 to eight belonging to England. Meanwhile, the other nine matches ended in a draw.

If you look at the meeting notes, ahead of Final Euro 2020, the duel between the two teams was almost even and tended to be tight. However, when it comes to major tournaments, Italy is still superior to England because it has always won the previous four meetings.

It started at Euro 1980 when Italy won 1-0 over England through Marco Tardelli’s goal. At the 1990 World Cup, Italy also managed to beat England in the semifinals through goals from Roberto Baggio and Salvatore Schillaci with a score of 2-1.

At Euro 2012, Italy beat England in the quarterfinals on penalties after a 0-0 draw. Then, most recently at the 2014 World Cup, Italy won 2-1 over England in the group stage.

After that Italy never again met England in a major tournament. The duel at Wembley this weekend could be a good moment for both teams to prove themselves who is the best in the Blue Continent this year.

So, who do you think will win?

Check out the summary of the excitement of Euro 2020/2021 here

(mrp/aff)

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