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Lioness Alessia Russo enjoys break on Italian beach just days after England’s Euro 2022 victory

Lioness Alessia Russo spotted enjoying modest Summer break on cheap and cheerful Italian beach with family and a friend – just days after England romped to victory in Euro 2022 final

  • Alessia Russo, 23, was spotted on beach outside Rome with family and a friend
  • Top athlete sported an orange bikini and large shades as she had a cooling dip 
  • Footballer is a forward for Manchester United and England national team
  • Trip to budget-friendly beach comes days after the Lionesses won Euro 2002

Lioness Alessia Russo has been snapped enjoying a well-earned break following England’s Euro 2022 final win.

The 23-year-old forward, who plays for Manchester United in the Women’s Super League and the England national team has been spotted on holiday with her family and a female friend.

Wearing an orange bikini and fashion-forward shades, the top athlete took a refreshing dip in the sea at the cheap and cheerful Beach Lido in Nettuno, near Rome.

The modest beach is a far cry from the extravagant holidays enjoyed by the footballer’s male counterparts: renting an umbrella and two sun lounges for two months costs just €360.

Lioness Alessia Russo has been snapped enjoying a well-earned break following England’s Euro 2022 win

The 23-year-old forward, who plays for Manchester United in the Women's Super League and the England national team, was seen visiting a beach in Nettuno near Rome

The 23-year-old forward, who plays for Manchester United in the Women’s Super League and the England national team, was seen visiting a beach in Nettuno near Rome

Alessia was spotted sitting on a sun lounger surrounded by family members as she enjoyed her Italian beach holiday

Alessia was spotted sitting on a sun lounger surrounded by family members as she enjoyed her Italian beach holiday

Making the most of the seasonal temperatures, Alessia was spotted sitting on a sun lounger surrounded by family members.

She also enjoyed a brief, cooling dip in the sea with a friend, before returning to her lounger.

Her break comes after England’s stunning victory over Germany in the Euro 2022 finals last week. 

And not only was Alessia part of the winning squad, her back-heeled goal she scored in England’s semi-final 4-0 win over Sweden was voted goal of the tournament in a fan poll.

Alessia Russo was snapped enjoying a dip in the sea during her beach break

The footballer was part of the celebrated England squad that won Euro 2022

Footballer Alessia Russo was snapped enjoying a break in Italy, days after winning Euro 2022 as part of the England squad

Alessia wore an orange bikini and fashion-forward shades as she took herself for a refreshing dip in the sea

Alessia wore an orange bikini and fashion-forward shades as she took herself for a refreshing dip in the sea

Renting an umbrella and two sun lounges at the modest beach Alessia was snapped at for two months costs just €360

The talented athlete looked happy and relaxed under the Italian sun, as she enjoyed a break in Nettuno, near Rome

The talented athlete looked happy and relaxed under the Italian sun, as she enjoyed a break in Nettuno, near Rome

As she exited the blue water, Alessia seemed to be enjoying her break

The celebrated athlete has enjoyed an action-packed Summer, as part of England's national team

Unlike her male counterparts, who take expensive holidays in luxury locations, Alessia was snapped at an affordable beach in Italy – however, she seemed to be enjoying her break

After taking a refreshing dip in the blue water, Alessia returned to her sun lounger on the beach

After taking a refreshing dip in the blue water, Alessia returned to her sun lounger on the beach 

The highly-praised goal was England’s third in the match, scored after Russo threaded her backheeled shot through the legs of two Sweden players and into the net. 

But Russo claimed afterwards she was ‘fortunate’ to score and was frustrated she didn’t convert the much simpler opportunity that fell her way seconds earlier. 

‘I could have made it a lot easier for myself if I’d scored the first one,’ said Russo.

Footballer Alessia is a a forward for Manchester United in the Women's Super League

The athlete is taking a short break from football, holidaying in Italy with family

Alessia Russo is not only part of England’s nation team, she is also a forward for Manchester United in the Women’s Super League

As well as being part of the winning squad, Alessia's back-heeled goal she scored in England¿s semi-final 4-0 win over Sweden was voted goal of the tournament in a fan poll

As well as being part of the winning squad, Alessia’s back-heeled goal she scored in England’s semi-final 4-0 win over Sweden was voted goal of the tournament in a fan poll

‘But yeah, it fell nicely, but I don’t remember too much about it. I just thought it was the quickest route to get it in the back of the net without having to turn.

‘I was fortunate it went in. I didn’t really see it go in, so I don’t know how it went in but I just celebrated and I enjoyed the moment.’

The forward scored four goals throughout the tournament, making her the third top scorer after teammate Beth Mead and Germany’s Alexandra Popp, who both ended with six. 

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