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Euro 2020 .. Southgate: Proud of the England and Italy players, a big obstacle in the finalه


England coach Gareth Southgate praised his players after qualifying for the first time in history to the European Nations final, after a difficult victory over Denmark, with two goals against a goal, in the match that brought the two teams together at Wembley Stadium in the British capital, London, in the semi-finals. from Euro 2020.


Thus, England will meet in the final match of the "Euro 2020" championship, next Sunday at "Wembley", with the Italian team, who overcame the obstacle of Spain on penalties on Tuesday evening.


"I'm very proud of the players, it was a great occasion to be a part of it, the fans were amazing all night," Southgate said.


On the match, Southgate said: "We knew it wasn't going to be easy, the last game in Rome showed that, we told the players that we would have to show some flexibility, that they would have to recover from some setbacks, and we did."


The England coach continued, "The most enjoyable thing is that we gave the fans a great night and the road will continue for four more days, until the final."


Regarding the penalty awarded to England, Southgate said: "I think it was a penalty, the shot was reviewed in VAR technology and a penalty was awarded."


On the final against Italy, Southgate said: “Italy is a huge obstacle for us and we have to try to win, Italy is a great team, they showed great form and they have fighting players in all lines, it is something we are looking forward to, the finals must be won.”


England

The original time of the match ended with a 1-1 draw, so the two teams resorted to extra time, during which England qualified for the final match.


The first half ended with a 1-1 draw, as Mikel Damsgaard scored the first goal for Denmark in the 30th minute in a superb way from a direct free kick, the first goal of the tournament from free kicks.


Denmark captain Simon Kjaer scored the equalizer for England in the 39th minute, as a result of his failure to tackle Bukayo Saka's cross, which is the 11th goal of the tournament.


In the second half, the situation continued in the middle of an exchange of chances between the two teams, until the original time ended in a tie.


Harry Kane scored England's second deadly goal in the 104th minute, after he followed up his penalty kick, which was saved by Kasper Schmeichel, after Raheem Sterling was fouled, to raise Kane's tally to 4 goals in the tournament.

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