England Vs. Italy, Euro 2012: Extra Time Awaits

We've had ninety minutes of football and despite a phenomenal opening, England vs. Italy has ended up scoreless, the first 0-0 so far in Euro 2012. Truth be told, it was almost all Italy in the second half, and England, who played very well for the first half hour, were very lucky to have escaped (so far) unscathed. Even as the clock wound down, they nearly found themselves losing the match -- Glen Johnson, who's been excellent, was forced into a sublime block on a goalbound shot from Antonio Nocerino in the 88th minute which looked set to win the match for the Azzurri.

That said, England have been dangerous on rare occasions and they very nearly snatched the match in the last minute when lovely combination play saw Ashley Cole cross to Andy Carroll, who nodded down for Wayne Rooeny to send a bicycle kick ... shooting towards Row Z. No matter who you were supporting, that would have been cool. Anyway, extra time it is.

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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