Germany Vs. Italy, Euro 2012 Semifinals: Italy Score; Make It 1-0

UPDATE: Italy 2-1 Germany, Final Score

Goal! Italy are ahead. After that spell of Germany pressure, Italy started pushing back. Riccardo Montolivo got things started ahead easing past Bastian Schweinsteiger and shooting low to Manuel Neuer's right, and although it was a fairly routine stop for the Bayern Munich keeper, it was a sign of attacking intent that Italy hadn't seen up to that point.

They kept up their pressure and it soon told, with Antonio Cassano finding space on the Germany right thanks to a major error from Mats Hummels and then crossing for Mario Balotelli. The Manchester City striker made no mistake, heading home from six yards and leaving Neuer completely helpless.

That's certainly increased Italian confidence, and they came reasonably close to another when Claudio Marchisio found himself in space at the edge of the box. The midfielder, who probably should have shot, dilly-dallied on the ball and lost possession, but it was another scare for Joachim Loew's side. 1-0 Italy is bad enough!

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

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