Euro 2020’s Greatest Hits: Top 10

Euro 2020’s Greatest Hits: Top 10

2. The Italian Job.

Lead by the immaculately dressed Roberto Mancini, this Italian team oozed style both on and off the pitch en route to becoming the tournaments eventual champions.

Having failed to qualify for the previous World Cup this newly resurgent team entered the competition undefeated in nearly three years.

After dismantling Turkey in the opening match of the tournament it became obvious that this was a team to be feared as they had a almost perfect blend of youth and experience to call upon.

The legendary double act of Georgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci were seemingly impenetrable at the back, whilst the likes of Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Chiesa, and flying full back Leonardo Spinazolla all posing a major threat at the other end of the pitch.

After breezing through the group stage they would go on to face a tricky path to the Wembley showpiece final.

Pre-tournament favourites Belgium were dispatched in the quarter finals, and then a fraught encounter with a talented Spanish team ended in penalties with Italy claiming the win.

They would later rely on that method to deny England a fairytale win at Wembley as we all dreamed of football coming home after 55 long years.

In truth however, the Azzurri ran out deserved winners after dominating the vast majority of the final.

The Italian Job was complete.

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