What is the best way to treat the attacker? Well: you score a goal!
The fact that Italian footballers can give excellent acting is nothing new. But in the quarter-final against Belgium (2:1) in Munich, former BVB star Ciro Immobile (31) made a very “exciting” appearance.
With the subsequent miraculous recovery…
what happened? In the 31st minute, Belgium captain Jan Verthongen (34) meets the Italian star and former BVB striker Ciro Immobile in the penalty area on the leg. This falls and grabs the deformed leg with pain. Seconds later, Italian Nicolo Parilla (24) scored 1-0 in favor of the “Azzurre”. Like a miracle, Immobile gets up again and runs to cheer his teammates. Seemingly completely pain free…
Unbelievable miracle healing in Immobile!
The whole world laughs at this scene!
England legend Alan Shearer (50) on the BBC: “I can’t even laugh about it, it’s pathetic!” Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet also ridiculed the campaign, writing: “Football couldn’t be more pathetic that it could be.” Not completely unjustified!
Top-notch performance is also spreading on social media. “It’s a football miracle!” wrote the Trollfootball Twitter account.
But in the quarter-finals, the movement did not bring much for Immobile: the striker remained goalless and was substituted with a 2:1 score in the 74th minute and so far he has two goals for the “Azzurre”.
Maybe Immobile should focus more on goals than on the pathetic contributions in Tuesday’s semi-final against Spain (9:00pm)…