ITALY VS GERMANY

  • Italy and Balotelli aiming for Euro title June 29, 2012

    Krakow, Poland: The idea of Italy reaching Sunday's Euro 2012 final in Kiev would have been laughed at in the piazzas and pizzerias of Rome and Milan a month ago but now Cesare Prandelli's side are there against all the odds. Thursday's 21 semifinal win over Germany stunned not just Joachim...
  • Germany must stop Pirlo to beat Italy: Loew June 28, 2012

    Germany boss Joachim Loew has highlighted stopping Andrea Pirlo and winning the midfield battle as key to his side defeating Italy in their Euro 2012 semifinal clash on Thursday night. Die Mannschaft enter the last four as the only side to have won all four of their games so far but...
  • Italy must dare to dream: Buffon June 28, 2012

    Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon has issued a rallying cry ahead of Thursday's Euro 2012 semifinal showdown with Germany. On the eve of the country's biggest game since the 2006 World Cup final, the Juventus goalkeeper took to Facebook to remind both his teammates and the nation that nothing is impossible for...
  • Italy will attack Germany, says Prandelli June 26, 2012

    Cesare Prandelli has declared that Italy will take the game to Germany in Thursday's Euro 2012 semifinal showdown in Warsaw, even though he believes his side will be severely handicapped by having had two fewer days of rest ahead of the game. The Azzurri only booked their place in the last...