After defeating England to win Euro 2020 at Wembley, Roberto Mancini’s Italy were dubbed the ‘Invincibles,’ with the Italian media mocking Gareth Southgate’s team for collapsing at the final hurdle. After a dramatic penalty shootout, the Azzurri were declared European champions, ending their unbroken run in the competition.
The front pages of newspapers around the world were awash with congratulations to Italy and their newfound status as European champions on Monday. However, there was a smug undertone to one of the papers, which mentioned a ‘penalty party at Wembley’ and England’s inability to be clinical from 12-yards.
The headline of Italy’s Gazetta dello Sport read, “Too beautiful, Italy champions of Europe.”
It’s a momentous win for the Italians, who came back from the brink of relegation after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Source: Daily Mail