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Avoiding the ‘Boateng accident’: Twitter erupts as Germany defeat Italy

Twitter erupted on Saturday as German giants defeated Antonio Conte’s Azzuri 6-5 in penalty shootout after the Euro 2016 quarterfinal clash ended in a draw

euro 2016 Updated: Jul 03, 2016 13:16 IST
HT Correspondent
Germany's Jerome Boateng (right) handles the ball in the penalty area during the Euro 2016 quarterfinal football match against Italy, at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France.
Germany's Jerome Boateng (right) handles the ball in the penalty area during the Euro 2016 quarterfinal football match against Italy, at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France.(AP Photo)

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.

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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.

And then there’s the rest.

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