Fans of Italian football nostalgia were treated to quite the sight on Saturday evening as Roberto Mancini and Gianluca Vialli embraced in celebration as Italy beat Austria 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 at Wembley.
Photos of their hug overwhelmed social media, and many even dug a little deeper to bring pictures of ‘i gemelli del gol‘ – the goal twins – doing similarly in their Sampdoria days.
We covered their fairytale Scudetto win from exactly 30 years ago with Sampdoria on the @CurvaCalcio pod.
— Chloe Beresford (@ChloeJBeresford) June 27, 2021
Sampdoria’s own accounts weren’t willing to pass up on the moment, and took the opportunity to reminisce about past times, sharing the photo onto their Instagram account.
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