EURO 2012: Defeat Germany, Italy Spain in the Final Challenge

JAKARTA: Italy qualified for the 2012 European Cup final to face the defending champions Spain are first, after they recorded a 2-1 victory over Germany in Warsaw, Friday (06/29/2012). Italy scored two goals in the first half, through two goals from his assailant, ‘Super Mario’ Balotelli. The first goal was scored by a header in the 20th minute Antonio Cassano’s cross, while Arsenal’s second goal came 16 minutes later, this time from his hard shot. The second goal came from the bait away Riccardo Montolivo that utilize the counterattack. Balotelli cleverly escaped the offside trap and scored immediately. Germany is a lot of new attacks have scored on 91 minutes after getting a penalty. Mesut Ozil managed to change things for the 1-2. In the second half, Germany continued to dominate the attack. Der Panzer balls came mostly from the left side of the defense of Italy where Jerome Boateng did a lot of penetration. However, these attacks are rarely fruitful Italy kick toward the goal for most Germans always passes first hit Italian defender-defender. One of the Der Panzer best chance came on 60 minutes when a free kick from a very favorable position ahead of the penalty box Italy. Unfortunately, Marco Reus hard kick was saved by Gianluigi Buffon in his hands. Toni Kross 80 minutes to turn a fierce shot from outside the box, but the direction is still a long way over the Italian goalkeeper. Furthermore, Klose in the 90th minute almost scored from the heat in Buffon’s goal. Again the Germans failed. Italy is attacked all-out counter-attacked again on 65 minutes. Diamanti cooperation and Marchisio almost added advantage of Italy. Unfortunately Marchisio kick wide on the left side of Germany. Marchisio again endanger the German goal. Through a counterattack in the 75th minute, he kicks off a still wide on the right side of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. At minute 81, the attacks came back through Di Natale. Despite facing one on one with the keeper, but failed to substitute striker netted the ball. Then, a minute later, Balzaretti managed to score against Germany, but the referee disallowed, for offside. Germany coach Joachim Loew made two changes in the second round. Marco Reus signed to replace Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose and substitute Mario Gomez play. At minute 70, Jerome Boateng replaced Thomas Muller. Ration of three changes have been fully exploited by the Germans. Meanwhile, Cesare Prandelli substitute Antonio Cassano’s new with Alessandro Diamanti in 57 minutes. Then on 62 minutes Montolivo replaced by Thiago Motta. Italian players also spend a share of turnover, with the rest ‘Super Mario’ Balotelli on 69 minutes by inserting Antonio Di Natale. Starting from a sudden fall, because of cramps, then pull Bolatelli Prandelli to replace it with Antonio Di Natale. According to ESPN, Balotelli seems to protest this change. “He does not like [withdrawn] although Prandelii explain the reason behind this replacement,” writes ESPN. Germany excels in the control of the ball with 54 percent, kick toward the goal they are also superior to 15 times, while Italy 10 times the kick. At the 2012 European Cup final in Italy will meet Spain on July 1. Italy’s four-time world champion and all champions of Europe in 1968 will face the defending champion Spain at the same time, both for the World Cup and European Cup. Both teams are hunting record. Spain eyeing the record as the first team to become champions in a row at a time menyandingkannya with the World Cup trophy, while Italy wanted to create a record two-times European champions. ESPN end the report with the following question, “Can Spain win three major tournaments in a row and create history? Or can Italy mirror of the 2006 World Cup when they achieve success in the middle of turns the game fixing scandal in its domestic league?” (Reuters / spr)



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