The second, hard-fought final of Euro 2020 has ended: England will challenge the Italian national team on Sunday 11 July at home, at the Wembley stadium in London. Gareth Southgate’s team defeated Denmark 2-1 (1-1), and after extra time thanks to Kane’s goal, winning the European final for the first time in their history, 55 years after the 1966 World Cup. As in the Italy-Spain match on Tuesday 6 July, the semifinal ended in extra time this evening, after a painful 1-1. Semifinal that was resolved only after 120 ‘, decided by a penalty – much contested by the Danes – granted for a foul in the area by Joakim Maehlesu Raheem Sterling (for Denmark goal by Damsgaard at 30’, for England they scored Kjaer at 39 ′ And Kane at 104 ′).
For the English striker Harry Kane it was “it was a very difficult match”: Denmark’s defense was low and it was difficult to penetrate; a little bit, however, we expected it. The audience was incredible. The rigor? It wasn’t easy to score, Schmeichel was good at repelling. I am happy to have reiterated it in goals and to have reached Lineker. It will be difficult against Italy, but now we want to win this European Championship at home ». On Saturday, Roberto Mancini’s Italy will leave for England, towards Wembley, where on Sunday Italy will try to fulfill a dream it has been pursuing since June 1968, the day when captain Giacinto Facchetti raised the Henri Delaunay trophy to the sky in Rome.