JiLiHOT Daily, October 18th European Qualifiers Report. In a thrilling showdown in Group C of the European Qualifiers in the early hours of today, the England Three Lions finally achieved a double victory over Italy after 74 years. Captain Kane, along with young talents Bellingham and Rashford, scored goals, securing a place in the 2024 European Championship finals two rounds ahead. Kane completed a brace in this match, setting a new national team goal record and firmly holding the top spot in England’s goal-scoring list. Bellingham provided an assist that helped the team reverse the game and also secured three awards for the highest performance in the match. England’s lineup this year can be described as unbeatable and intimidating.
JiLiHOT Daily：England Beats Italy Twice in 74 Years, Kane Scores Twice to Create Records
Italy, the reigning champions of the European Championship, still showed great strength. In the first round, England won 2-1 in an away match, achieving nearly seven consecutive wins. In this match, they aimed to secure both home and away victories. In the opening 15 minutes of the first half, Italy’s Scamacca scored the first goal of the match, marking his first goal for the national team, temporarily putting England behind. The two sides were evenly matched, and the England Lions soon had several penalty opportunities. Captain Kane took one of them and equalized with a penalty, leading to a 1-1 score at halftime.
In the second half, England seized the initiative. Young midfielder Bellingham intercepted the ball and initiated an attack, dribbling the ball into the opponent’s half, and passed the ball to the left for Rashford to score. The Bellingham-Rashford combination reversed the game for the Three Lions. In the 77th minute, Kane demonstrated his individual skills, calmly scoring in a one-on-one situation against Donnarumma, securing his brace and a 3-1 victory. Kane broke the national team record with 24 goals at Wembley, surpassing Bobby Charlton’s 23 goals. He also exceeded the 60-goal mark in total national team goals, continuing to lead the top scorer list.
According to JiLiHOT Daily reports, young midfielder Bellingham’s role on the field is becoming increasingly important. In this match, he achieved three top statistics, including 3 successful dribbles, 3 successful interceptions, and 4 fouls created. The 20-year-old Bellingham provided an assist to Rashford, contributing to the crucial comeback and earning him the title of the best player of the match according to the fans. England successfully completed the difficult task of defeating Italy twice after 74 years, demonstrating their abundant talent and a solid lineup. They have advanced to the finals of the 2024 European Championship ahead of schedule, making them strong contenders for the championship.