Italy to face Spain in Euro cup final
Despite Germany’s strong start, Italy dominated in the early 20th minute through man of the match Mario Balotelli. Balotelli smartly converted the pass from Antonio Cassano into a goal through header.
Italy played defensively soaking up the German’s pressure and mainly hit back on the counter-attack.The Italians scored another goal in counter attack in 36th minute while the German defense was caught out of position. Balotelli took quickly towards penalty area in counter attack and converted his strike into a goal.
The Italians now will take on Spain in the epic battle for the right to be called the Champions of Europe and a berth in next summer’s Confederation’s Cup in Brazil (a necessary warm-up for the 2014 World Cup). The final match will be played at the Kiev Olympic Stadium in the Ukraine on Sunday night.
Spain has never defeated Italy in regulation of a major tournament. Their last competitive match was their first game of the Euro Cup 2012 in which both teams settled for a 1-1 tie. In the 2008 Euro Cup, Italy and Spain went to penalty kicks after a 0-0 tie in regulation and extra time.