England and Italy Face Off in Extra Time at the Euro 2020 Finals

105+ 2’

Tweet! Tweeeeeet! That’s it for the first additional interval.

We’re midway to a shootout, which might be solely the second in the historical past of the Euros. The first, in 1976, gave start to the Panenka.

105 + 1’

An Italian handball provides a free kick to England in the dying seconds … Shaw is over it …

103’

Almost by means of the first additional interval, Italy nearly steals it: Emerson whips in a ball from the fringe of the space and Bernardeschi — crusing by means of the air proper in entrance of Pickford — one way or the other doesn’t collide with it.

What a aid for England there. You may watch that 4 occasions and nonetheless not perceive how … one thing didn’t go proper/mistaken (relying in your view) there.

99’

Jack Grealish, England’s favourite participant for the final month, even when he didn’t play, has stripped off his warmups and is getting ready to come back on. The Aston Villa star brings creativity and contemporary legs and, perhaps, some good mojo. Mount departs.

Remember: It was a substitute, Éder, who received the final Euros, for Portugal in 2016.

92’

Nasty foul by Emerson on Henderson there, setting a choose for Bernardeschi.

On the sideline, Locatelli slips on, changing Verratti.

91’

Another change from Italy: Torino’s Andrea Belotti comes on for Insigne up entrance. Fresh legs to run at a weary England again line.

That means it’s a wholly modified Italy assault: Belotti, Bernardeschi and Berardi for Immobile, Chiesa and Insigne.

FULL TIME

Kuipers blows his whistle and shoulders drop throughout the subject. We’re headed to additional time, identical to the two semifinals.

From Rory at Wembley:

Quite how England misplaced management of a recreation it had in its palms just isn’t simply parsed. For an hour, perhaps somewhat extra, Gareth Southgate would have had trigger to be quietly — he is aware of no different method — glad. Italy had the ball, however England not simply the lead, however some measure of management, too.

Credit…Pool photograph by Andy Rain

That it ebbed away may be tactical: Roberto Mancini’s throwing on Domenico Berardi for the ineffectual Ciro Immobile. It may be bodily: England had burned out somewhat in the first 20 minutes or so, and was now paying the worth for its hearth and fury.

But greater than something, it was emotional: England dropped just a bit too far, and Italy had somewhat an excessive amount of area to play in; a few glimmers of purpose had been sufficient to revive hope in Mancini’s staff. Leonardo Bonucci’s equalizer was the reward; for a couple of minutes, till the harm to Federico Chiesa drew the sting from the recreation, it appeared to have the bit between its tooth.

England, from right here, will dread penalties greater than Italy. But England has the deeper sources in reserve to keep away from them. The query could also be when Southgate chooses to make use of them.