England Vs. Italy, Euro 2012: Balotelli Denied By Terry

For all of England's good play, the match is still 0-0 and a single mistake could easily undo them. John Terry makes it, losing his offside line and allowing Andrea Pirlo to thread a lovely pass to Mario Balotelli down the middle. The Manchester City striker goes one on one against club teammate Joe Hart, dallies, and then just as he takes the shot finds himself confronted by the always alarming figure of Terry hurling himself at the ball. Hard to give the defender that much credit for saving England there, considering he was the one who created Italy's chance in the first place.

Meanwhile, England seem to be amusing themselves a great deal down their right, where James Milner, Glen Johnson and Steven Gerrard are flinging in crosses whenever they get the ball. Given that, you'd expect Andy Carroll to be playing, but nope, it's Danny Welbeck, and as a result England aren't taking advantage of their edge on the flanks.

We have live coverage in our England vs. Italy, Euro 2012 quarterfinals StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter.

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