AZZURRI

Mario Balotelli netted two sensational goals as Italy swept Germany aside 2-1 to reach the Euro 2012 Final!
Italy stick with Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano, but Giorgio Chiellini is at left-back and Federico Balzaretti on the right against Germany.
Cesare Prandelli hinted he could reconsider his future after Euro 2012, but CONI President Gianni Petrucci notes “there’s no reason for him to go.”
Alessandro Del Piero scored against Germany in 2006 and reveals for Italians “it has always been The Game, like a derby that you dream of as a child.”
Italian pundits believe Alessandro Diamanti will be on the bench and Mesut Ozil is set to mark Andrea Pirlo.
Ex-Roma Coach Rudi Voller gives Germany advice on how to beat Italy tonight. “They have to isolate Andrea Pirlo.”
Carlos Tevez believes Manchester City teammate Mario Balotelli “can score the decisive goal” in tonight’s Italy-Germany clash, which is “the real Final.”
Gianluigi Buffon admits that to defeat Germany in Thursday’s semi-final will require a perfect performance from Italy.
Ahead of tonight’s semi-final with Germany, Cesare Prandelli praises Italy’s work so far, but hints he could leave his position as Coach after Euro 2012.
Italy should be wary of three German players in particular during tonight’s Euro 2012 semi-final, says Alessandro Del Piero.
Gennaro Gattuso admits that he has concerns for Italy in Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany.
Antonio Cassano will reportedly start alongside Mario Balotelli in tonight’s Euro 2012 semi-final between Italy and Germany.
Former tennis ‘bad boy’ Goran Ivanisevic says he sees himself in Mario Balotelli. “He can score a winning goal, then set fire to the hotel.”
Claudio Marchisio says Italy’s semi-final with Germany “will be tough, but we never give in!”
Bastian Schweinsteiger insists he is “100 per cent fit” to start for Germany in tomorrow’s semi-final. “We are prepared for Italy.”
Germany manager Joachim Low admits the plan is to “disarm” Andrea Pirlo and “dictate the tempo” against Italy.
Daniele De Rossi spoke about his back injury and heated exchanges with Mario Balotelli ahead of tomorrow’s Euro 2012 semi-final with Germany.
Cesare Prandelli promised Italy will not go defensive against Germany. “We will run a few risks, but will always try to play football.”
Giorgio Chiellini “has recovered from his injury and could be on the field against Germany,” announced his agent.
Lazio hitman Miroslav Klose hopes he’ll be picked to face Italy in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 semi-final, especially as he remembers Germany’s 2006 defeat.
Riccardo Montolivo admits he’s already “getting goosebumps” at the thought of Italy’s Euro 2012 semi-final with Germany.
Marcello Lippi has praised Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli and pledged to further upgrade his opinion if they beat Germany to reach the Final.
Italy will wear black armbands in the Euro 2012 semi-final as a sign of respect for a soldier killed on duty in Afghanistan.
Italy goalkeeper Gigi Buffon concedes it will be tough to beat Germany – but he believes in his Euro 2012 dream.
Italy’s Daniele De Rossi is looking good to be declared fit to face Germany in Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final.