Merkel hails artistic Pirlo
German youngster Alexander Merkel has hailed the ability of Italian international Andrea Pirlo. “He is football.”
Arsenal join Viviano queue
Arsenal have joined the chase for the Palermo and Inter owned goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, reports Sky Sport Italia.
‘Diarra will join Milan’
Real Madrid’s Lassana Diarra will leave Spain for Italian giants Milan this summer, says agent Ernesto Bronzetti.
Iaquinta set for Juventus talks
Vincenzo Iaquinta wants a Juventus future – but he admits that he needs to hold talks with the Italian champions first.
Eintracht fly in for Caldirola
Eintracht Frankfurt officials have touched down in Milan on Friday to start talks with Inter over Luca Caldirola.
Italy qualify for Confederations Cup
Win or lose on Sunday in the Euro 2012 Final – Italy have qualified for the 2013 Confederations Cup next summer.
No Italy regrets for Del Bosque
Spain have no regrets about ‘helping’ Italy out of Group C ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2012 Final between the two nations.
Proenca will ref Italy-Spain
Sunday’s European Championship Final between Italy and Spain will be refereed by Pedro Proenca, UEFA have confirmed.
Kompany: Milan made Pirlo error
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has questioned Milan’s decision to let Andrea Pirlo leave the club on a free transfer.
Who will wear the Juventus No 10?
Juventus have three possible options when it comes to who could inherit Alessandro Del Piero’s No 10 shirt at the club.
Robinho could be sold by Milan
Italian giants Milan will reportedly consider any offers for Brazilian striker Robinho this summer.
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.”
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