Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci has likened his country’s young goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, to the legend Gianluigi Buffon, the former international goalkeeper.
Pucci and Donnarumma
“I was lucky because I played with Gianluigi Buffon and now with Donnarumma, as they are similar,” Bonucci said in a press statement to him on ITV Sport.
Only two goalkeepers won the European Player of the Year award:
🇩🇰 Figure (1992)
🇮🇹 Donnarumma (2020) pic.twitter.com/iwJYQUM7cS
— Euro in Arabic (@EuroSACO) July 11, 2021
Donnarumma managed to stop two penalties in the penalty shootout and contributed to Italy’s 3-2 victory over its rival England and crowned the European Nations Cup “Euro” for the second time in the history of his career in a match that brought both teams together at Wembley Stadium.
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Italian goalkeeper Donnarumma saved Jadon Sancho’s penalty kick and saved Bukayo Saka’s penalty, as the latter needed to score to keep England’s hopes of winning the title.
Donnarumma: “It is true that I won the award for the best player in the tournament, but it is thanks to them”
— Juventus 4 Arab (@Ju4Arb) July 12, 2021
Donoroma inflamed saliva
Italy’s young goalkeeper, Donnarumma, was crowned the best player in the European Nations Cup, “Euro”, after the remarkable brilliance he appeared during the tournament, most notably in the final against England.
Bonucci for RAI Sports 🗣️
💬 “Seeing 65,000 Prime Time Zone leave before the cup was lifted was a great feeling, now the cup will go to Roma.” pic.twitter.com/h98pj2fwR8
— FilGoal (From 🏠) (@FilGoal) July 12, 2021
The Italian national team has now six major international trophies during its historical career, and has also become the first team to win penalty shootouts in two consecutive matches in the same edition in the European Nations Cup “Euro”.
Goalkeeper Donnarumma has won all five matches that reached the penalty shootout, whether with his team or his country so far in his career.
Donnarumma and Paris Saint-Germain
And praise for Italian defender Bonucci, who scored the equalizer after the goal for the hosts England, which he scored in the second minute by Luke Shaw, who compared him to the legend of former Italy goalkeeper Buffon, who recently signed with Parma, who were relegated to the level of the second division.
– The moment Donnarumma saved the decisive kick with Italian commentary “Fabio Carissa” 💙 pic.twitter.com/ouchJrezMC
— Calcio (@Elcalcio_) July 11, 2021
It is noteworthy that Italian goalkeeper Donnarumma has signed a contract to move to the French club Paris Saint-Germain, where he will be the second goalkeeper in the ranks of the Parisian team behind the first goalkeeper, the skilled Clore Navas, at the beginning of next season.
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