Germany Vs. Italy, Euro 2012 Semifinals: Another Germany Chance Gone

There's another Germany chance, and once again they fail to make the most of it. This was more thanks to some excellent last-gasp defending on Italy's part than a terrible shot (like Philipp Lahm's earlier effort), but it still should have resulted in a goal.

Mesut Özil creates the opportunity, driving in from the right and getting to the byline before passing to club teammate Sami Khedira maybe four yards out. But before Khedira can pull the trigger, he's swarmed under by a buzzing mess of blue shirts, who -- after a couple of false starts -- are able to scramble clear.

Minutes later, Leonardo Bonucci was forced into a superb sliding tackle to stop Miroslav Klose breaking through. Germany's pressure will tell at some point, but is it too little too late? Joachim Löw's men only have half an hour left to recover from a 2-0 deficit.

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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