Italy 1-1 England (aet, 3-2 on pens): Euro 2020 final at Wembley player ratings


England 3-4-3
Jordan Pickford Fine saves from Chiesa and Verratti in normal time, superb penalty saves from Belotti and Jorginho in the shootout but all to no avail. Left in despair. 9

Kyle Walker His awareness of danger impressed once more. Enjoyed a gripping tussle against Insigne and Emerson. 7

John Stones Outmuscled by Chiellini for the equaliser but was otherwise dominant in the air. Made several vital interceptions. 8

Harry Maguire Overcame a nervous start to deliver another solid defensive display. Cut out several dangerous crosses and scored a superb penalty. 8

Kieran Trippier Southgate’s defensive switch had just the opposite effect as the wing-back excelled in attack before fading in the second half. 7

Kalvin Phillips Tireless in keeping Italy’s threat at arm’s length. Unable to stretch them with his passing but stifled them physically. 8

Declan Rice Offered more than Phillips offensively but largely succeeded in his main task of stopping Italy slicing through. Exhausted when substituted. 8

Luke Shaw A first England goal from the first attack, beautiful first-time touches and defensively sound. First class. 9

Raheem Sterling Worried Italy’s defenders with his pace but not at his potent best. Went looking for another penalty when he should have stayed on his feet. 6

Harry Kane Summed up the England display. Sharp, prominent and on the front foot in the first half, but faded thereafter. 7

Mason Mount Industry could not be faulted but little creative influence. Could have been replaced earlier. 6


Bukayo Saka (for Trippier, 71) Brought the energy a tiring England team needed late in the game and caused problems with his speed. 6; Jordan Henderson (for Rice, 74) Pierced the Italy defence with a lovely ball to Sterling and helped change the flow in extra time. Another sub substituted. 6; Jack Grealish (for Mount, 100) Brought on too late to break the pattern of the game or the Italy defence. 6; Marcus Rashford (for Henderson, 120) Only came on for a penalty and fluffed it badly. 6; Jadon Sancho (for Walker, 120) Ditto. Only on for a penalty but at least his was saved. 6.

Italy 4-3-3
Gianluigi Donnarumma Had relatively little to do for 120 minutes before breaking English hearts with a commanding display in the shootout. 9

Giovanni Di Lorenzo Had a torrid time against Shaw as Italy were overrun down the flanks early on but finished strongly. 7

Leonardo Bonucci Brought much-needed composure to the team after their awful start and effective in both boxes. A real leader. 9

Giorgio Chiellini Troubled in the air by Kane and by pace – resulting in a comical booking – but never deterred. Produced a superb tackle on Sterling in extra time. 8

Emerson Leonardo Spinazzola’s thrust was missed as his replacement started poorly although his linkup with Insigne improved. 7

Nicolò Barella Booked for one hack too many on Kane and withdrawn shortly afterwards. Minimal midfield influence. 6

Jorginho Recovered from an early knee injury to restore calm and control to the Italian performance. Booked for a dangerous tackle on Grealish. 8

Marco Verratti An excellent foil to Jorginho. Added the bite and aggression Italy’s midfield required. Dangerous in possession, too. 8

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Federico Chiesa Gave everything for the cause before departing injured. Stretched the England defence with tireless running and skill. 8

Ciro Immobile On a different wavelength to his fellow forwards and the game passed him by. No surprise when replaced. 5

Lorenzo Insigne Always dangerous, always showing for the ball and a constant menace for Walker and Trippier. 8


Bryan Cristante (for Barella, 55) Gave the midfield more physical presence and made several dangerous runs from deep. 7; Domenico Berardi (for Immobile, 55) Volleyed Bonucci’s brilliant ball over at full stretch but offered far more than Immobile. 6; Federico Bernardeschi (for Chiesa, 86). 6; Andrea Belotti (for Insigne, 91) 6; Manuel Locatelli (for Verratti, 96) 6; Alessandro Florenzi (for Emerson, 118) 6.