Shaw Fastest, Bonucci Oldest Scorers In European Championship Final

On Sunday at Wembley, England’s Luka Shaw scored the fastest goal in a European Championship final match, and Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci became the continental title game’s oldest goalscorer.

Both parts of history were in place when Italy won the championship 3-2 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 tie in extra time.

With a drop-volley off Kieran Trippier’s cross, Shaw took just one minute 56 seconds to give England the lead, according to the governing body UEFA.

The previous record was held by Chus Pereda, who needed 5:04 minutes to score for Spain in the 1964 World Cup final against the Soviet Union.

Shaw’s first international goal was also England’s fastest overall at European championships.

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Centre-back Bonucci netted the 1-1 equalizer in the 67th minute to become the oldest goalscorer in a final at 34 years 71 days.

He was almost four years older than West Germany’s Bernd Hoelzenbein.

The German was on target at 30 years 103 days in the 1976 decider his team lost on penalty kicks against Czechoslovakia.

Bonucci also got an Italian record 18th appearance at the Euros, moving one ahead of former goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

He was also on target in the shootout to help Italy to a second Euro title.

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