The duo both played key roles as Italy defeated England on penalties at Wembley on Sunday night, to lift Euro 2020 just six weeks since they won the Champions League with Chelsea.
‘Winning both tournaments in the same season is some feat and sees the Italian duo join some esteemed company in doing so,’ explains the report.
‘Only seven players before them had completed the rare Euros and Champions League double in the same year.
‘Spanish great Luis Suarez helped his national team to Euros glory in 1964 having won the European Cup with Inter Milan that year.
‘Four Dutch stars – Ronald Koeman, Barry van Aerle, Hans van Breucklen and Gerald Vanenburg – also managed it in 1988.
‘They all played in PSV Eindhoven’s 1988 European Cup winning team before winning the Euros with Holland that summer.
‘Another Chelsea duo achieved the feat in 2012 in Juan Mata and Fernando Torres. The Spanish pair helped sink Bayern Munich in the Champions League final before their national team retained their Euros crown in Poland and Ukraine.
‘And Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe also managed it five years ago.’