Topic: Euro 2012
Italy's forward Mario Balotelli strikes to score the second goal during the Euro 2012 match with Germany on June 28, 2012© AFP 2014/ Francisco Leong
WARSAW, June 29 (RIA Novosti)
- Kuranyi Predicts a 2-0 Win for Germany Over Italy
- Prandelli: Italy Ready for German Pressure
- Germany Can't Let Italy Dictate Semifinal - Low
- Italy Beat England on Penalties to Make Euro Semis
- Cassano and Balotelli Send Italy to Quarters
Two brute-force goals by Mario Balotelli were enough to give Italy a 2-1 win over Germany in their Euro 2012 semifinal on Friday, setting up a final with Spain.
Balotelli headed home an Antonio Cassano cross on 20 minutes before doubling the lead on 36 minutes by lashing in Riccardo Montolivo's through ball.
Mesut Ozil scored a late penalty after Federico Balzaretti handled in the box.
Italy face Spain in Kiev in Sunday's final after the Spaniards beat Portugal in the other semifinal on Thursday.
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