‘W is for Italy’: Italian papers relishing the country’s Super Sunday as Matteo Berrettini gears up for ‘historic’ Wimbledon final with Novak Djokovic… before the Azzurri look to seal Euro 2020 glory against England
- Excitement is building in Italy ahead of a monumental Sunday for the country
- Matteo Berrettini faces Novak Djokovic for the Wimbledon crown at 2pm BST
- The Azzurri then face England in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley at 8pm BST
- Italian papers say ‘W is for Italy’ and ‘Wembledon’ ahead of Sunday’s events
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
Excitement is building in Italy ahead of the country’s Super Sunday, with Matteo Berrettini vying for the Wimbledon crown, while the Azzurri take on England in the Euro 2020 final.
Sunday is set to be an action-packed day, with Argentina facing Brazil in the Copa America final in the early hours before Conor McGregor fights Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 at around 5am BST.
Attention then turns to SW19, where Novak Djokovic is looking to win his 20th Grand Slam when he takes on hotshot Berrettini at Wimbledon. The 25-year-old takes to centre court at 2pm BST.
Excitement is building in Italy ahead of a monumental sporting Sunday for the country
Then Roberto Mancini’s Italy side face England in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium, with the Azzurri bidding to clinch their first major tournament triumph in 15 years.
And Italian’s sports newspapers have failed to contain their excitement ahead of a monumental day for the country.
Berrettini won at Queen’s last month and he is the first Italian to reach the men’s singles final in 144 years.
Gazzetta dello Sport’s headline on Saturday morning read: ‘W for Italy’ with the left side of the cover showing Berrettini and the right side displaying Mancini.
Matteo Berrettini takes on Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon at 2pm BST
Then the men’s football team take on England in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley at 8pm BST
‘Never before seen on Sunday, we play two super finals,’ the front page read, before laying out Berrettini’s ‘historic’ feat in reaching the Grand Slam final, while suggesting that Mancini can get ‘checkmate’ against the Three Lions.
Meanwhile, Corriere dello Sport fuse Wembley and Wimbledon in their headline, which reads: ‘Wembledon’.
‘First Berrettini-Djokovic, then Italy-England: we couldn’t have dreamed of better,’ is splashed across the front page that contains pictures of Berrettini, Mancini, and the Azzurri line up.
The front page also reacts to Gareth Southgate’s pre-match view that the English are the underdogs for Sunday’s showpiece occasion.
La Gazzetta dello Sport’s headline reads ‘W for Italy’ with photos of Bennettini and Mancini
Corriere dello Sport’s headline fuses the words Wimbledon and Wembley for ‘Wembledon’
‘Southgate provokes: ‘You are the favourites”, the front page reads.
Tuttosport’s cover is dominated by Berrettini, with the headline: ‘You are already in history!’ while Mancini features at the bottom of the page with the words ‘an incredible Sunday awaits us’.
The Italians have attempted to ramp up the mind games ahead of their crunch clash with England. The two European titans have been the best sides at the tournament and a close game is expected at Wembley.
The Italians have attempted to ramp up the mind games ahead of the huge final at Wembley
However, the Italians were unimpressed with the decision to award England a controversial penalty after a foul on Raheem Sterling against Denmark.
Gazzetta dello Sport suggested that the penalty was awarded as a favour to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his role in stopping the creation of the European Super League.
Elsewhere, defensive stalwart Giorgio Chiellini has claimed that ‘England’s bench alone could win the Euros’ while it was ‘predictable’ that the Three Lions would reach the final ‘as they played six out of seven games on home turf’.
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