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.
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.
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?