#EuroMoments, great success for Rome EURO 2020 social media, as they took us through some historic momentsCampaign showcased the Azzurri's best and most significant goals in the 60-year history of the European Championships. More than five million reached for Italy vs. England post
Friday, July 3, 2020
As we anxiously anticipate EURO 2020, the final phase of which has been postponed to 2021 due to the emergency Covid-19, the social media profiles of Rome Euro 2020 have been sharing their Euro Moments series. The look back at the national side’s most important moments from the 8 June to 2 July was a great success, starting with Domenghini's goal in the first of the two games that comprised the 1968 Final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome (the same stadium that will host four matches of the competition scheduled for next year), and concluding with Trezeguet’s Golden Goal that cruelly punished Italy in the 2000 Final in Rotterdam.
Also among the moments featured were the two gripping penalty shootouts that are engraved into the hearts of all Italian fans: that of 24 June 2012 in Kiev, when Italy overcame England, and that of 29 June 2000, when the Azzurri, then led by Dino Zoff, managed to eliminate the hosts, the Netherlands. Both shootouts featured Panenka penalties, from Francesco Totti in Amsterdam and Andrea Pirlo in Ukraine. Fan involvement was extraordinary, especially when it came to the EURO 2012 video: on the Facebook page alone, the post reached almost 5 million people, reaching 60,000 reactions, 2,500 shares and 1,000 comments.
Though the inaugural match of the competition, which will be contested by Italy and Turkey on Friday 11 June, is still a year away, the suspense is so tangible that you could cut it with a knife.