Zoff hails Italian lesson
Dino Zoff is adamant that Italy taught Germany a thing or two about how to play football in last night’s epic Euro 2012 victory.
Diamanti: The pitch was poor
Italy’s Alessandro Diamanti has criticised the playing surface used in last night’s Euro 2012 semi-final win over Germany.
Peerless Pirlo is priceless, say Juve
Italy and Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo is priceless, insists the man who signed him on a free transfer from Milan.
Astori to stay at Cagliari or go?
There are conflicting reports over the future of Cagliari and Italian international defender Davide Astori.
Atletico ask about Pazzini
Spanish club Atletico Madrid made contact with Inter on Thursday in a bid to understand the transfer status of Giampaolo Pazzini.
Juventus first, Real later for Isla
Mauricio Isla will officially become a Juventus player by July 3, but the Chilean has revealed a Real Madrid ambition.
Ferrara and Zola on Samp list
Italy Under-21 boss Ciro Ferrara and Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola have joined Marco Giampaolo on Sampdoria’s coaching shortlist.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Italy player ratings v Germany
The Azzurri are in the Euro 2012 final after Mario Balotelli bashed a brilliant double past the tournament favourites in what was possibly the greatest event involving both Italy and Germany since the Dr Oetker pizza...
Low: 'Italy are a classy side'
Joachim Low explained why he changed his Germany line-up to face Italy and confessed they were punished by “a classy side.”
Pirlo: 'We've done nothing yet'
Andrea Pirlo received another Man of the Match award against Germany, but warns Italy “haven’t done anything yet.”
Bonucci: 'Now bring on Spain'
Leonardo Bonucci warned Italy “must not rest on our laurels” after sweeping Germany aside to face Spain in the Euro 2012 Final.
Balzaretti confused by penalty
Federico Balzaretti insists he has no idea why a penalty was given against him. “Anyway, who cares?!”
Buffon: 'I was so angry!'
Gianluigi Buffon reveals he was livid at the final whistle of a 2-1 win over Germany. “We can’t play with fire after a performance like that.”
Balotelli: 'Best night of my life'
Mario Balotelli joked about his posed goal celebration. “This was the greatest night of my life, but I hope Sunday will be better.”
Chiellini: 'Dream isn't over'
Giorgio Chiellini admits it was “a dream” just to be in the semi-final after his injury and now Italy “want to lift that trophy.”
Marchisio: 'So tired!'
Claudio Marchisio reveals he missed a great chance to score a third against Germany because he was “so tired I could barely see.”
Prandelli: 'Respect Italy!'
Cesare Prandelli demanded respect for Italy’s 2-1 victory and explained how they broke down Germany to reach the Euro 2012 Final.
Balotelli pushes past Germany!
Mario Balotelli netted two sensational goals as Italy swept Germany aside 2-1 to reach the Euro 2012 Final!
Italy stick with Mario Balotelli and Antonio Cassano, but Giorgio Chiellini is at left-back and Federico Balzaretti on the right against Germany.
'Why should Prandelli leave?'
Cesare Prandelli hinted he could reconsider his future after Euro 2012, but CONI President Gianni Petrucci notes “there’s no reason for him to go.”
Del Piero: 'Italy-Germany a derby'
Alessandro Del Piero scored against Germany in 2006 and reveals for Italians “it has always been The Game, like a derby that you dream of as a child.”
Ozil to mark Pirlo?
Italian pundits believe Alessandro Diamanti will be on the bench and Mesut Ozil is set to mark Andrea Pirlo.
Voller: 'Isolate Pirlo'
Ex-Roma Coach Rudi Voller gives Germany advice on how to beat Italy tonight. “They have to isolate Andrea Pirlo.”
Tevez: 'Italy-Germany real Final'
Carlos Tevez believes Manchester City teammate Mario Balotelli “can score the decisive goal” in tonight’s Italy-Germany clash, which is “the real Final.”
Cosmi grateful to Siena
Serse Cosmi has thanked Siena for giving him the chance to Coach in Serie A again from the very start of a season.
Zarate plans best year ever
Mauro Zarate believes he needs and is capable of the ‘best season of my career’ next term, so as to forget recent nightmares.
Nesta talking to Toronto
Former Lazio and Milan man Alessandro Nesta is reportedly in talks with Toronto FC over a move to the MLS side.
Juve swap Elia for Sokratis?
Sokratis Papastathopoulos could be set for a return to Serie A this summer, with Juventus reportedly considering a swap deal for Eljero Elia.
Udinese send Torje to Granada
Following on from Antonio Floro Flores, Udinese have strengthened feeder club Granada further by loaning them Gabriel Torje.
Buffon: We cannot make a mistake
Gianluigi Buffon admits that to defeat Germany in Thursday’s semi-final will require a perfect performance from Italy.
Udinese to sell trio to Napoli?
Pablo Armero, Juan Cuadrado and Mehdi Benatia could all join Napoli, confirms Udinese’s technical director, but he reassures fans of the Zebrette’s ambition.
Mudingayi: Napoli? Maybe not
Gaby Mudingayi hints that if Napoli wanted him then they would have signed him by now, but he is still not giving up hope of a possible move south.
No Inter bid for Gomez
Despite strong links to the San Siro side this summer, Alejandro Gomez has not had an offer come in from Inter, says current club Catania.
Dossena: Lavezzi? Pandev is better
Andrea Dossena is unconcerned about Napoli’s future without Ezequiel Lavezzi, because he believes that Goran Pandev is better.
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