Gigi Buffon was in floods of tears, as Italy “did the most we could and it was almost enough” against Germany at Euro 2016.
Andrea Barzagli was inconsolable and believes “in a few years nobody will remember anything about this Nazionale that truly gave everything.”
Manuel Neuer insists Germany “were the better side and are deservedly through to the semi-finals” past Italy.
Leonardo Bonucci fought back tears as he said Italy “went toe to toe with the World Cup winners” Germany at Euro 2016.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte said there is “no shame” in losing to World Cup holders Germany on penalties.
Germany ended their Italy taboo, but only on sudden death penalties after Italy earned a more than creditable 1-1 draw.
Italy pick Stefano Sturaro for injured Daniele De Rossi in the Euro 2016 quarter-final, but Germany transform to 3-4-2-1.
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Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel turned down the gift of an Italy jersey, assuring they’d “need it to dry your tears on.”
Dejan Stankovic expects Italy to beat Germany this evening because “with Antonio Conte on the bench, anything is possible.”
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio said Italy “step on to the field with the desire to give lustre to our nation” against Germany.
Newspaper BZ Berlin stirred up tonight’s Germany-Italy quarter-final by poking fun at the Azzurri players’ mothers.
Zdenek Zeman praised Antonio Conte for giving Italy “an attacking style of football” and tips them to beat Germany.
Italy will wear black armbands in tonight’s Euro 2016 quarter-final with Germany in honour of those killed in Dhaka.
Luca Toni can’t wait for tonight’s “usual battle” between Germany and Italy, but admits the Azzurri amazed him at Euro 2016.
Daniele De Rossi did not take part in this morning’s full training session, so at most he’ll be on the bench for Italy against Germany.
Manuel Neuer assures Germany “have changed and have a different mentality,” so can finally end their Italy taboo at Euro 2016.
Mario Balotelli discussed racism, fatherhood, “disastrous Brendan Rodgers” and why “I will win the Ballon d’Or. It’s not too late.”
Mario Balotelli describes that legendary celebration against Germany and why Antonio Conte was right to drop him for Euro 2016.
Berti Vogts insists Italy “were Germany’s nemesis five, 10 or 20 years ago, but those days are over.”
Gigi Buffon said Italy must “confirm these results and performances were not flukes” by beating Germany.
Unless Daniele De Rossi makes a miraculous recovery, Stefano Sturaro is expected to start for Italy against unchanged Germany.
Fiorentina chief Pantaleo Corvino warns there will be “no discounts for anyone” who wants to buy Mario Gomez.
Ex-Lazio striker Miroslav Klose feels Germany can win Euro 2016 if they get past Italy and Manuel Neuer “is better than Gigi Buffon.”
Mesut Özil hopes Germany can end their Italy taboo in the Euro 2016 quarter-final. “We can beat anyone and we want to beat them.”