Gianluigi Donnarumma presented with Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament after penalty shoot-out heroics vs England but Gerard Pique suggests Federico Chiesa deserved award

Gianluigi Donnarumma won the Euro 2020 Player of the Tournament by helping Italy beat England in the final at Wembley.

The goalkeeper saved two penalties from Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka to secure a 3-2 shootout win for the Azzurri on Sunday.

Donnarumma was a man-mountain in goal for Italy
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He thwarted Sancho and Saka from the spot
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On top of his penalty heroics, Donnarumma kept three clean sheets in seven matches with only England’s Jordan Pickford keeping more (5).

After the match, the 22-year-old, who is about to join PSG, was presented with the Player of the Tournament award, the first time a goalkeeper has officially won it.

Barcelona defender, Gerrard Pique, who won Euro 2012 with Spain, appeared to disagree with UEFA’s decision.

Replying to Cesc Fabregas’ tweet where the Monaco playmaker suggested England defender Kyle Walker had a valid shout to take home the award, Pique replied with ‘Chiesa’.

The Italy winger scored two goals and was a constant threat for Roberto Mancini’s side at Euro 2020.

But it was Donnarumma who got the official recognition from UEFA.

He was a man-mountain in goal and got the better of Saka for the decisive penalty.

England boss Gareth Southgate insists no one should blame Saka for the spot-kick miss.

Saka was embraced by Southgate after his heartbreaking penalty miss
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He told talkSPORT: “He’s not alone, he’ll never be on his own as far as we’re concerned.

“He’s been an absolute star in this tournament.

“I have to take the responsibility with that call because in the end that’s my decision. It hasn’t worked.

“So anything should come back on me and not on him.”