England Vs. Italy, Euro 2012: Chances At Both Ends

Chances at both ends again! First, Riccardo Montolivo picks out Mario Balotelli with an absolute peach of a through ball, and this time Balotelli manages to get off a shot after a difficult bounce. Unfortunately for Italy, the half volley is hit right at Joe Hart, who can collect easily. Immediately afterwards, Ashley Young salvages possession for England and Scott Parker is able to launch a break.

It's a wonderful flowing move by England that eventually results in a defence-killing pass from Wayne Rooney to Danny Welbeck. Given the chance to shoot at the top of the box, with James Milner in acres of space to his right, Welbeck attempts a cheeky effort towards the top corner and doesn't really get anywhere near it. That was a bit silly. Anyway, still 0-0 with a half hour gone, although I'm honestly not sure how.

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