Player Ratings: Germany v Italy
Italy fought valiantly and only lost to Germany on penalties, so David Swan rates the Azzurri in Bordeaux.
Low: 'Dramatic game'
Joachim Löw explained his tactical changes in a “dramatic game, right up until the last shot” as Germany beat Italy on penalties.
Khedira: 'We allowed Italy little'
Juventus and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira felt they “played like one big team” to knock Italy out of Euro 2016 on penalties.
Parolo: 'Conte predicted Low change'
Marco Parolo reveals Antonio Conte was ready for Germany’s tactical adjustments and “that means they respect and fear us.”
Buffon: 'It was almost enough'
Gigi Buffon was in floods of tears, as Italy “did the most we could and it was almost enough” against Germany at Euro 2016.
Barzagli: 'Nobody will remember us'
Andrea Barzagli was inconsolable and believes “in a few years nobody will remember anything about this Nazionale that truly gave everything.”
Neuer: 'Best team went through'
Manuel Neuer insists Germany “were the better side and are deservedly through to the semi-finals” past Italy.
Bonucci: 'Italy heads held high'
Leonardo Bonucci fought back tears as he said Italy “went toe to toe with the World Cup winners” Germany at Euro 2016.
Conte: 'No shame on penalties'
Italy Coach Antonio Conte said there is “no shame” in losing to World Cup holders Germany on penalties.
Italy out to sudden death Germany
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.
LIVEBLOG: Germany v Italy
Join us for the build-up and action as Italy take on Germany in the Euro 2016 quarter-final – will it be nine not out for the Azzurri?
Vettel rejects Italy jersey
Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel turned down the gift of an Italy jersey, assuring they’d “need it to dry your tears on.”
Stankovic: 'Anything possible with Conte'
Dejan Stankovic expects Italy to beat Germany this evening because “with Antonio Conte on the bench, anything is possible.”
Tavecchio: 'Italy give lustre to nation'
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio said Italy “step on to the field with the desire to give lustre to our nation” against Germany.
German paper on 'Mamma's Boys'
Newspaper BZ Berlin stirred up tonight’s Germany-Italy quarter-final by poking fun at the Azzurri players’ mothers.
Zeman: 'Conte's Italy attack'
Zdenek Zeman praised Antonio Conte for giving Italy “an attacking style of football” and tips them to beat Germany.
Italy wear black armbands for Dhaka
Italy will wear black armbands in tonight’s Euro 2016 quarter-final with Germany in honour of those killed in Dhaka.
Toni: 'Amazing Germany-Italy'
Luca Toni can’t wait for tonight’s “usual battle” between Germany and Italy, but admits the Azzurri amazed him at Euro 2016.
De Rossi not ready for Germany-Italy
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.
Neuer: 'Germany have matured'
Manuel Neuer assures Germany “have changed and have a different mentality,” so can finally end their Italy taboo at Euro 2016.
Balotelli: 'I will win the Ballon d'Or'
Mario Balotelli discussed racism, fatherhood, “disastrous Brendan Rodgers” and why “I will win the Ballon d’Or. It’s not too late.”
Balotelli: 'Conte right to drop me'
Mario Balotelli describes that legendary celebration against Germany and why Antonio Conte was right to drop him for Euro 2016.
Vogts: 'Italy days are over'
Berti Vogts insists Italy “were Germany’s nemesis five, 10 or 20 years ago, but those days are over.”
Buffon: 'Italy are no fluke'
Gigi Buffon said Italy must “confirm these results and performances were not flukes” by beating Germany.
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