Federico Chiesa’s iconic moments for Juventus, Fiorentina and Italy
He has risen to prominence with two man-of-the-match performances at Euro 2020 and now Italy's Federico Chiesa has his sights set on England.
As he prepares to take on England in the final on Sunday, we take a look at some of the highlights of the young star's burgeoning career.
First senior goal (and sending off)
Federico graduated through the Fiorentina academy, following in the footsteps of his father, Enrico, who helped the club win their most recent trophy, the 2001 Coppa Italia.
Off the mark in the league
Chiesa was in superb form as his Fiorentina team put seven past AS Roma in the Coppa Italia quarter-final.
Another thrashing - this time on the international stage
He also provided assists for striker Ciro Immobile and winger Riccardo Orsolini, in what was the 14th game of an unbeaten streak which now stretches to 33.
Serie A hat-trick!
In July 2020, Chiesa became the first Fiorentina player to score a hat-trick in Serie A since former Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani did so six-and-a-half years previously.
It came in a 4-0 victory over Bologna in the penultimate game of the 2019/20 season. The win lifted Viola above their opponents in the table, with all four goals coming in the second half.
Coppa Italia delight
Juventus signed Chiesa on a two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy at the end of the two years for a total fee of around €60million.
He enjoyed a successful first campaign in Turin, scoring 14 goals in all competitions in 43 matches, which included a long-range strike against Atalanta, a brace against league leaders AC Milan, and three goals across two legs against FC Porto in the Champions League.
Chiesa worked his way infield from his wide position, played a one-two to stretch the defence and burst through before finishing the move with a powerful left-footed shot. It proved to be the winner in a 2-1 victory as Juventus lifted the 2020/21 Coppa Italia trophy.
Making Euros history
Following his rapid growth at Juventus, Fede was named in Italy's 26-man squad for Euro 2020 and justified his inclusion after being given a chance to start in the final group game. He earned the UEFA Man of the Match award in a 1-0 win over Wales which saw Italy top the group and emphasised the strength in depth in the Gli Azzurri ranks.
In the round of 16, Austria forced Italy to extra time at Wembley. However, the Italians prevailed and it was Chiesa who had set them on their way.
The goal went down in history, as Fede's father had scored for Italy in the 1996 Euros against the Czech Republic. They became the first father and son to score at the European Championships.
That Spain goal
Alvaro Morata equalised but it was ultimately Morata's missed penalty in the shootout that Jorginho capitalised on to send Italy to the final.
England stand in their way but, with a second UEFA Man of the Match award of the tournament under his belt, Chiesa will be in a confident mood ahead of his Wembley return.