Italy's Mario Balotelli scored two first-half goals that proved to be deciding in Italy's 2-1 dispatching of Germany in today's Euro 2012 semifinal in Warsaw.
Enoch, the brother of Italy striker Mario Balotelli, smiles during a training session of the Italian team ahead of the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Germany and Italy in Krakow, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Photo: Gregorio
Italy's Mario Balotelli singlehandedly ended Germany's chances at winning the Euro 2012 Cup with two devastating goals in the first half. The first was a header thanks to a brilliant cross by Antonio Cassano. Balotelli simply
This cartoon ran in Sunday's Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy's top-selling sports newspaper. It's Balotelli, fresh off the Azzurri triumph over England, climbing Big Ben. (Fun fact: It's officially "Elizabeth Tower" now.) Yes, Balotelli is playing the part of a
WARSAW (Reuters) – A touch of star quality from Mario Balotelli plus a familiar mixture of experience and canny defending saw Italy quash a young Germany side 2-1 on Thursday and book a place in the Euro.