Register Login Scores

Euro 2020

Italy Keeper Explains Why He Didn't Celebrate Saved Penalty

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has explained why he did not celebrate after saving the penalty from Bukayo Saka that won the 2020 UEFA European Championship.

Read: Euro Player Of The Tournament Revealed, CR7 Wins Golden Boot!

The Azzurri secured their second major European title after defeating England 3-2 on penalties, with the final having ended 1-1 after extra-time at Wembley Stadium.

Donnarumma saved penalties from Jadon Sancho and Saka, but the former AC Milan shot-stopper was surprisingly mute before he was mobbed by his teammates after the final spot-kick.

"I didn't celebrate on the penalty because I didn't realise we had won," Donnarumma told Sky Sport Italia.

"I was already down after Jorginho's missed penalty and I thought we had lost, but instead I had to continue.

"Now, with VAR, they always look at your feet because you can't be in front of the line, so I turned to the referee to see if everything was okay.

"Then I saw my teammates coming towards me and everything started from there. I didn't understand anything!"

Donnarumma was named the Player of the Tournament, and was also included in the Team of the Tournament along with four of his Azzurri teammates.

With the showpiece now concluded, the 22-year-old is expected to complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain after parting ways with Milan as a free agent at the end of last month.

Click through the gallery below to see the Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament: 

England Players 'Shocked' By Southgate Decision

Neymar Reveals What He Told Messi After Emotional Hug

Report: Real Name Asking Price For Man Utd Target

4 comments

Top 5

Comitis: I Don't See Chiefs Getting Special Treatment

126 Dec 03, 2021 10:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Insider Reveals Extent Of Chiefs’ Covid Ward

66 Dec 03, 2021 11:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Bucs Qualify For CCC Without Kicking A Ball

42 Dec 03, 2021 08:13 AM in Orlando Pirates

Finally! FIFA Respond To SAFA Complaint

132 Dec 03, 2021 04:29 PM in Bafana

Insider Reveals Extent Of Chiefs’ Covid Ward

66 Dec 03, 2021 11:59 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Hazard Receives Shock Transfer Offer

2 Dec 05, 2021 11:25 AM in LaLiga

Latest Update On Chiefs Vs City Fixture...

108 Dec 04, 2021 11:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Swallows To Make U-Turn On Sacked Coach?

14 Dec 02, 2021 08:05 AM in Siyagobhoza

31 Covid Cases, Chiefs Want 4 Games Postponed!  

123 Dec 03, 2021 06:31 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Pirates Promise Four January ‘Signings’

19 Dec 03, 2021 03:02 PM in Orlando Pirates

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Precedent Set, Chiefs To Be Denied?

64 Dec 03, 2021 02:12 PM in Kaizer Chiefs