A NUMBER of Italian players stripped down to their PANTS in wild celebrations after beating Belgium 2-1 at Euro 2020.
Roberto Mancini’s men secured their place in the semi-finals thanks to first half goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo whipped off his shorts following Italy’s 2-1 win against BelgiumCredit: EPA
Andrea Belotti wasted no time in stripping down after Italy secured their place in the semi-finals at Euro 2020Credit: EPA
Romelu Lukaku‘s penalty halved the scoreline going into the break, but the Azzurri held on for the victory to set up a Tuesday clash against Spain.
And despite Insigne’s sublime 25-yard strike, it was Italy’s post-match celebrations that caused a stir on social media.
The likes of Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Andrea Belotti and Alessandro Bastoni all whipped off their shorts and threw them into the stands, leaving fans taken aback.
One user cheekily commented: “YES TAKE YOUR PANTS OFF. I LOVE ITALY.”
Another quipped: “No players love to be unclothed by fans and left in their undies in victory more than Italians.”
A third added: “Gotta love seeing the Italy players stripping down to their underwear and celebrating. Ah yes! God bless.”
Meanwhile one remarked: “Italy stripping down to their underwear in celebration GOD BLESS!!”
One then stated: “Hang on, since when did throwing your shorts into the crowd become a thing?”
Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni got down to his pants despite never coming off the benchCredit: AP
Italy face Spain in the last four of the European Championship on TuesdayCredit: EPA
Another joked: “On a more shallow note – oooh number two Italy – nice pants.”
Italy’s meeting against Spain on Tuesday will be the fourth European Championship in a row they have faced each other in the knockout stages.
Spain beat Italy on penalties in 2008 in the quarter-finals, before smashing the Azzurri 4-0 in the 2012 final.
Though Italy did get their revenge in 2016 after grinding out a 2-0 win in the last-16.
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