Antonio Conte charged back towards the Italy dugout, leapt up at the roof and tried to scramble on top of it. The manager’s eyes were wild and crazy. He then bolted for the pitch, stopping to embrace the wing‑back Mattia De Sciglio, before heading towards the celebrating throng.
Perhaps this game did not live up to its billing, perhaps it never could, but the result was huge. Far from invincible any longer, much less invulnerable against Italy, Spain are on their way home.
If ever there was a bad time for Andy Murray to lose focus at the start of a grand slam tournament it surely arrives on Centre Court on Tuesday when, in front of his returning coach, Ivan Lendl, he plays Liam Broady, one of four British wild cards in the men’s draw and ranked 235 in the world. Murray would probably have to emigrate – to Scotland.
Laura Robson was given a jolting reminder of how hard the road back to tennis’s top table will be after she was thumped by the fourth seed Angelique Kerber in little over an hour.
The Arsenal boss is among those on the bookmakers list to replace Roy Hodgson.
There was a time, in the second set, when the tiara slipped a little on the head of the princess of women’s tennis.
The fact that Marcus Willis was appearing at Wimbledon at all, he said earlier this week, was already “surreal” – only the 23rd best player in Britain and the world No 772, he is the second lowest-ranked player in the men’s singles competition this year and the lowest-ranked player to have earned a place through qualifying in almost 20 years.
Britain's vote to leave the European Union has hit the tennis lawns, too.
England crashed out of Euro 2016 thanks to a 2-1 loss to Iceland, with Premier League stars from Tottenham and Manchester City particularly disappointing.
Wanyama says Tottenham's supporters helped convince him to join.