Euro 2016: Twitter erupts as Italy knock Spain out of the tournament
Italy storm into the quarter-final of UEFA Euro 2016 after beating Spain 2-0 in a round of 16 clash at the Stade de France in Paris. Spain were completely outplayed by Antonio Conte’s side, although David de Gea was exceptional for La Furia Roja and pulled off a number of impressive saves, with his single fumble costing Vicente del Bosque’s side the first goal.
Eder’s free-kick rebounded of De Gea, only to find Emanuele Giachcherini who flicked it to Giorgio Chiellini who opened proceedings for Italy. After eight years as European Champions, La Roja are eliminated in the round of 16. The Azzurri finished things off in style when Graziano Pelle scored in the injury time after being put through by teammate Matteo Darmian. Italy will now face Germany in the quarter-final at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux.
Here are some of the best tweets:
Spain have lost their last 5 games at European championships or World Cups when wearing white.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 27, 2016
The difference between DeGea and Neuer is that one has the best of defenders in front of him for club and country and the other poverty— Indiana Bones (@Cechque) June 27, 2016
It remains Italy 1 David de Gea 0— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 27, 2016
Youngest member of room watching this: "Italy seem really good at defending."— Danny Baker (@prodnose) June 27, 2016
All the old heads present: "Yep..." #ITAESP
Spain fans... pic.twitter.com/SJU3YXn98P— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) June 27, 2016
Que crack Antonio Conte.— La Legion (@LegionDeportes) June 27, 2016
The end of Spain Golden Generation. Out of group stages at the WC in 2014 and now R16 at Euros. Younger, fresher and hungrier players needed— Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) June 27, 2016