“The British woke up with eyes swollen with tears.” What they write in Europe about the triumph of Italy
What Mancini did for his country remains to be understood.
Italy national team won Euro 2020. While the country congratulates its heroes, the national and European media gathered a reaction to their victory.
La Gazetta Dello Sport: “The national team performed well from the first minute of the match against Turkey until the final whistle today, until the last penalty. This made us fall in love with them again. Even those who have not been touched by the anthem, who are angry with a country where too many things are going wrong, those who think that the grass in their neighbors is greener. Mancini and his team fell into a rut laid in March 2020, as the world mourned the victims of the coronavirus as convoys of trucks were taking away the coffins. Soon after that we [Италия] found themselves in the same situation. We don’t want to mix pain with joy. But our songs on the balconies during the lockdown turned into a joyful cry of these magical nights [Евро-2020]”.
“Lviv was turned into puppies.” Italian media after winning Euro mock England
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The Sun: “The British woke up this morning with teary eyes after the national team suffered a crushing defeat in a penalty shootout against Italy in the Euro 2020 final.”
BBC Sport: “England’s attempt to end their 55-year wait for the main trophy ended in the familiar agony of losing on penalties. With a night of anticipation, tension and broken hearts in a feverish atmosphere, England has awaited its happiest day since July 30, 1966. The crying 19-year-old Saku, who had shown such courage to win, was comforted by his comrades and a manager. But there was no consolation for the fans at Wembley. ”
SkySports: “When Jordan Pickford pulled Andrea Belotti’s shot, there was real hope for the first major trophy in 55 years and the ultimate redemption for Southgate, who missed the decisive penalty in the Euro 96 semi-finals. But on the brink of glory, right in front of their fans at Wembley, England collapsed. “
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Sport.ua: “Who will stop Italy? Mancini’s team is at an incredible level and has not lost for almost three years. Italy last lost to Portugal in 2018. If Italy does not lose the next match, it will catch up with Spain and Brazil, which have a 35-game streak unbeaten. ”
ESPN: “History will remember Mancini as the coach who led the national team to victory at Euro 2020, although his contribution is much greater. He changed the country’s attitude towards his national team. It is now one of the few institutions that unites all Italians – from north to south, outside the Catholic Church, family and pasta. ”
AS: “The fifth penalty left all England’s hopes of winning their first European Championship and ending their more than 50-year streak without a win. But the Italians rushed into the party and became the new European champions! “