Twitter erupted as German giants defeated Antonio Conte’s Azzuri 6-5 in penalty shootout after the Euro 2016 quarterfinal clash ended in a draw on Saturday.
Users launched a barrage of posts on the nail-biting penalty shootout, which saw the victorious die Mannschaft missing three penalties as experienced players such as Mesut Ozil, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Mueller failed to find the net.
The Italian side was not spared by Tweeple either as Juventus striker Simone Zaza was trolled incessantly for a ‘hilarious dance’ before attempting the penalty kick.
Here are some reactions:
Germany’s Ozil scored the opening goal in the 65th minute but a Jerome Boateng hand ball gifted Italy a penalty in the last quarter of the anticipated match. It was Leonardo Bonucci who struck the ball inside the net confidently and equalled the score. The clash of titans advanced to a rollercoaster penalty shootout after half-an-hour of extra time proved futile.
Not the first time an outstretched arm from a German has been controversial— Billie (@Billie_T) July 2, 2016
?????????? pic.twitter.com/LEQXqNdLIf— FLIP Sports (@FLIPSportsapp) July 2, 2016
Some more angles on the Boateng handball! pic.twitter.com/MbDU5FWdQx— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) July 2, 2016
And then there’s the rest.
The #GERITA penalties were more dramatic than an episode of Game of Thrones.— Poeasis (@MokoenaSays) July 2, 2016
Brexit. Political chaos. Sudden celeb deaths. Djokovic not winning. And yet despite all that #GER still win on penalties. Order is restored— Ben Smith (@BSmith) July 2, 2016