Scenes of jubilation across Italy were witnessed after their football team defeated England 3-2 in a dramatic penalty shootout in the Euro 2020 final at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Ecstatic fans greeted the team as they arrived back in Rome with the trophy on Monday.
Moments after the historic win, fans of Italy men’s football team were seen celebrating their country’s victory in streets of Milan, Rome and London.
Celebrations erupted in Piazza Duomo in Milan, Italy as thousands of supporters took to the streets. Red, green and white smoke filled the air and fireworks lit the sky with chants of “Forza Azzurri” echoing the streets after the Italian men’s national soccer team defeated England to win the European Championship.
Italy claimed their first European Championship since 1968 after goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved twice in a dramatic 3-2 penalty shootout victory in the Euro 2020 final against England.
After a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes, Donnarumma saved from Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, while Marcus Rashford missed by hitting a post with his spot-kick to give Italy glory in London.
Andrea Belotti and Jorginho both saw their penalties saved by England’s Jordan Pickford, but Donnarumma’s stop from Saka decided the game to hand Italy the title.
England had taken the lead inside two minutes when Luke Shaw, on the eve of his 26th birthday, scored the quickest-ever European Championship final goal after one minute and 57 seconds.
But Italy, unbeaten in 33 games ahead of this final, took the game to extra-time when Leonardo Bonucci equalised on 67 minutes.
England were playing in a first major final in 55 years since winning the 1966 World Cup. This was their latest heartache in shootouts at major tournaments, after defeats in 1990, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006 and 2012.