Germany Vs. Italy, Euro 2012 Semifinals: Substitutes For Italy, Reus Comes Close

Italy had been fairly quiet this half, but they're making a little bit of noise here. Alessandro Diamanti, who scored the winning penalty against England, has come on for the outstanding Antonio Cassano, presumably in an attempt to pin Philipp Lahm back on the left side. A few minutes later, Riccardo Montolivo is pulled off for a far more defensive option in Thiago Motta.

And as long as Mario Balotelli's around, Italy will always pose Manuel Neuer's goal something of a threat. He has a brace already and wants more, trotting down the right channel before screwing a shot a foot wide of the far post. That said, it's Germany who are pressing hardest, and Gianluigi Buffon is forced into a great save by Marco Reus from a free kick, the Juventus keeper having to stretch to tip Reus' thunderbolt over the crossbar.

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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