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Bonucci becomes the oldest player to score in the Euro final

Sun 11 July 2021 | 21:22

Leonardo Bonucci’s important goal makes him the oldest player to score in the Euro final.

Juventus and

Italy’s

high-profile center-half makes history as he scores his side’s equalizer goal and becomes the oldest player to score in the Euro final. The 34-year-old defender found the net in the 67th minute of the game to level the game and keep Azzurri’s hopes alive when he scored from a loose ball on the rebound.

Leonardo Bonucci

played his first game for the national team in 2010 and has been an important player for his national team and club ever since.

Bonucci is now also the second oldest player to score in a major tournament for a European side with 34 years and 71 days, and Nils Liedholm (35y 264d) sees himself on the top of the list with his goal for Sweden against Brazil in the 1958 World Cup.

Juventus defender has also set another record playing his 18 games in the European Championship, which is more than any other player in Italy’s history; he now even sees himself above Azzurri’s legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon who has made 17 appearances for Italy in the tournament.


source: SportMob

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