Memories of 16-year-old star Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo has won over Europe with his performances, but Eugenio Corini remembers “on his debut aged 16 we knew a star had been born.”
'Italy need fear no-one'
“If Italy continue playing like this, we need fear no-one,” said CONI President Gianni Petrucci ahead of the semi-final with Germany.
'Balotelli hat-trick v Germany'
“Italy will beat Germany with a Mario Balotelli hat-trick,” said agent Mino Raiola, who has updates on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marek Hamsik.
Molinaro: 'Germany fear Italy'
Stuttgart defender Cristian Molinaro gives the inside view on Euro 2012 semi-final Italy-Germany. “The truth is they really fear us.”
Montolivo warns Germany
Half-German Riccardo Montolivo warns Italy will be “tough to beat” in the semi-final and hasn’t been put off taking penalties following his miss.
Pirlo: 'I took Hart down a peg'
Andrea Pirlo feels Germany are afraid of Italy, took that penalty to “bring Joe Hart down a peg” and “won’t be upset” if he never wins the Ballon d’Or.
Low: We aren’t here for revenge
Joachim Low has declared that notable meetings from Italy and Germany’s past will not matter ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final.
Italy could have trio back
Italy could have Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele De Rossi and Ignazio Abate back in time to face Germany, as the chief medic admits everything is being done.
Lippi backs Italy to win
Marcello Lippi has given his stamp of approval to the current Italy team, believing that they can beat Germany this week.
Podolski: We don’t fear anyone
Lukas Podolski is the latest in the German camp to speak of their high confidence going into Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final against Italy.
Balotelli-Cassano convince Capello
Fabio Capello says Italy have problems in attack – but he would still use Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano against Germany.
Ancelotti: Pirlo won it for Italy
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti insists that Andrea Pirlo’s chipped penalty was the deciding factor in Italy’s win over England at Euro 2012.
Bologna: Diamanti stays here
Bologna President Albano Guaraldi has warned away interested parties looking at Alessandro Diamanti: “He is going to be at Bologna next season.”
Zamparini on Balzaretti, Prandelli
Maurizio Zamparini has reflected on his past situation with Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli, as well as his current one with left-back Federico Balzaretti.
Ozil confident of beating Italy
Mesut Ozil is confident that Germany have not only grown since their last tournament defeat to Italy, but that they will have no trouble beating the Azzurri this week.
Chiellini back for Germany?
Giorgio Chiellini is reportedly on track for involvement in Italy’s semi-final this Thursday, despite suffering a thigh strain only a week ago.
Thiago Motta eyes Italy recall
Thiago Motta is desperate to win his place back in the Italian side for Thursday’s Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany.
Germany can be beaten, insists Prandelli
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has admitted that Germany will be favourites in their Euro 2012 semi-final clash – but they are not unbeatable.
Mancini: Italy-Portugal Final!
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is expecting some shock Euro 2012 semi-final results. “It’ll be a Portugal-Italy Final.”
Montolivo: Let’s make history
Riccardo Montolivo insists that Italy have the opportunity to make history after defeating England at Euro 2012.
Italy have fitness concerns
Daniele De Rossi and Ignazio Abate are fitness doubts for the Euro 2012 semi-final against Germany on Thursday.
Twitter reaction to Pirlo’s penalty
Andrea Pirlo’s outrageous penalty in Italy’s shoot-out victory against England was the talk of Twitter on Sunday night.
Cassano won’t criticise Prandelli
The agent of Antonio Cassano is refusing to criticise Italy boss Cesare Prandelli for taking his client off in last night’s penalty win over England.
Germany want revenge, says Bierhoff
Germany will be looking for revenge when they play Italy in the semi-finals of Euro 2012, says Oliver Bierhoff.
Italy player ratings v England
It was irony central at Kiev's Olympic Stadium as boring defensive England fought for 120 mins to stave off suave, attacking Italy, only to fall victim to Gigi Buffon's penalty-saving prowess.
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