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Spain have been crowned European champions for the second consecutive time after beating Italy 4-0 in a commanding performance in Kiev on Sunday night. Goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata sealed victory for La Roja in a one-sided game, and put Vicente del Bosque's men into the record books. There…
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Euro 2012’s final between Spain and Italy is set to be an interesting tactical battle, as the sides look to outfox their opponents in the pursuit of glory. A number of individual match-ups across the park will play their role in deciding the victor; here are five to watch. Andres Pirlo vs Xavi – As…
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Italy and Spain do battle in the culmination of Euro 2012, with the final being played in Kiev on Sunday night. The holders are the favourites, whilst the Azzurri have steadily improved throughout the campaign to take their place in the decider. Spain and Italy ironically met in the first game of Group C, playing…
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Sunday's Euro 2012 final sees holders Spain take on dark horses Italy in Kiev, in what should be a cagey last game to the tournament. Although the world champions go into the game as overwhelming favourites, the manner of the Azzurri's win over Germany will be a cause for concern for Vicente del Bosque and…
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Spain and Italy play out the Euro 2012 championships final in Kiev on Sunday night, as a fantastic summer of international football comes to an end. Spain enter the game as red-hot favourites and are unbeaten in the tournament to date. La Roja have only conceded one goal so far, which was against Italy in…
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Super Mario – Super Hero Mario Balotelli was the hero for Italy in Warsaw, netting twice as they overcame the much fancied Germany 2-1 in the 2nd semi-final. It was though, a great team performance which saw the Azzurri through under the guidance of Cesare Prandelli who out maneuvered master tactician Joachim Low. Germany had…
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Germany and Italy play out the second Euro 2012 semi-final on Thursday, with the winner set to face Spain in Sunday's final. Both teams are unbeaten in the competition to date, and are coming off the back of morale-boosting quarter-finals victories. Germany have lived up to pre-tournament expectations, and have set a new world record…
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Germany and Italy lock horns in the second of Euro 2012's semi-finals, with the winner to take on either Spain or Portugal in the final. Germany have been in ominous and imperious form of late, with four wins out of four in the tournament making it 15 competitive victories in a row; a new world…
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When Italy saw off England in a nail-biting quarter-final in Kiev the other night there were plenty of cries of “same old story” but seasoned tournament viewers will have noted that the outcome was familiar in more ways than one. England go into major competitions with varying degrees of expectation these days. Once the knockout…
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England bowed out of Euro 2012 on Sunday night as Italy prevailed on penalties after a 0-0 draw. Despite the scoreline, the Azzurri were completely dominant in a one-sided game for the majority of the 120 minutes played, with the end of the second-half and all of extra-time played in the English half. Although Roy…
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England pay the penalty A goalless 120 minutes in Kiev saw Italy edge past England on penalties in the last of the Euro 2012 quarter finals. Despite the lack of goals it was not quite the predicted stalemate as the Azzurri and the masterful Andrea Pirlo passed the Three Lions to death but failed to…
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England 2-4 Italy highlights Italy beat England 4-2 on penalties England: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Gerrard, Parker, Young, Rooney, Welbeck. Subs: Green, Kelly, Walcott, Henderson, Carroll, Baines, Jones, Jagielka, Downing, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Defoe, Butland. Italy: Buffon, Abate, Barzagli, Bonucci, Balzaretti, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Rossi, Montolivo, Balotelli, Cassano. Subs: Sirigu, Maggio, Chiellini, Ogbonna, Thiago Motta,…