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Italy legend Giorgio Chiellini sleeps with Euro 2020 trophy and winners medal after beating England on penalties

, Italy legend Giorgio Chiellini sleeps with Euro 2020 trophy and winners medal after beating England on penalties

ITALY legend Giorgio Chiellini slept with the Euro 2020 trophy and his winner’s medal last night.

The skipper shared a photo of the famous piece of silverware on his bed after his team beat England on penalties at Wembley.

Giorgio Chiellini slept with the Euro 2020 trophy
He was also pictured laying in bed with Leonardo Bonucci

, Italy legend Giorgio Chiellini sleeps with Euro 2020 trophy and winners medal after beating England on penalties

Chiellini captained the Italians to victory over England

Chiellini, 36, was also pictured laying down in bed alongside defensive partner Leonardo Bonucci.

He shared the trophy snap on his Instagram and captioned it: “Following the tradition of a great master @FabioCannavaroOficial.”

The post received more than 290,000 likes.

And Italy icon Cannavaro replied and said: “Captain thanks to you today it is better to be Italian.”

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Chiellini was one of several Italy stars filmed celebrating wildly after their win.

Azzurri players chanted amid wild rejoicing as assistant coach Daniele De Rossi took a spectacular head-first plunge in their Wembley dressing room.

The former Roma and Boca Juniors ace slid across a beer soaked table after Italy’s win.

The 117-cap ex-defensive midfielder, 37, didn’t look in as good a shape as the veteran Azzurri defenders who had helped shut out Kane, Sterling and Co.

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, Italy legend Giorgio Chiellini sleeps with Euro 2020 trophy and winners medal after beating England on penalties

Bonucci also uploaded this picture to his Instagram

But that didn’t seem to bother him as he got involved with the party.

Back home in Italy, fans also wildly celebrated their team’s win.

Supporters took to the streets across the European nation with ‘It’s Coming Rome’ signs and letting off fireworks.

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England zipped around early on, boosted by Luke Shaw thumping the quickest ever goal in a Euros final inside the first two minutes.

But they lost steam in the second half as Bonucci bundled in a 67th minute equaliser.

Gareth Southgate’s men briefly regained their buoyancy in extra time, only for their hopes to belly-flop in familiar fashion when it came to penalties.

But Jadon Sancho Sancho and Bukayo Saka – who missed their penalties – are still barely out of water wings as internationals.

So the Three Lions should still be confident of making a splash over the next few years.

Read our Football live blog for the very latest news from around the grounds

, Italy legend Giorgio Chiellini sleeps with Euro 2020 trophy and winners medal after beating England on penalties

It was a cagey affair at Wembley

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