Date: 15th November 2019 at 8:15pm
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Fans of Everton have been reliving a fantastic goal scored by Mikel Arteta in a 2-0 victory over Fiorentina from 2008.

The game at Goodison Park saw the Toffees overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg and take the game against the Italian outfit to extra time and penalties.

However, despite the fantastic effort from the Spaniard which levelled the scores, the Merseyside club crashed out of the, then named, UEFA Cup in a 4-2 defeat on penalties (as per BBC).

On Thursday, the super strike from the 25-yard mark by Arteta was posted to Twitter (via Everton Limbs), allowing the Goodison Park faithful to relive the moment all over again.

The goal was one of 35 netted by the Spaniard over his 209 games in Everton blue, while he also laid on 33 assists for teammates (per Transfermarkt).

Everton’s run in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup, under David Moyes, was a spectacular one until falling at the Fiorentina hurdle (per UEFA).

Having a 100% record until coming up against the Italians in the round of 16, they had beaten: Metalist Kharkiv, Nurnberg, Zenit Saint Petersburg, AZ Alkmaar, Larissa and Brann to reach that stage of the competition (via UEFA).

However, despite most reliving Arteta’s immaculate finish, others could not forget the heartbreak of being dumped out of the competition on penalties.

What do we think?

The strike is certainly a spectacular one from the Spaniard, and should Everton have progressed to the quarter-finals that night – it would have gone down in Everton folklore for many years to come.