Germany Vs. Italy, Euro 2012 Semifinals: Germany Switch To 2 Strikers

There are about 20 minutes left for Germany to snatch the two goals that they'll need to take this match to extra time, and Joachim Löw is now so desperate he's changing up his shape. Gone is the 4-3-3-ish thing he rolled out to start the match, as is ineffective right back Jerome Boateng. Now we're getting a three-man back line and two strikers, with Marco Reus joining Miroslav Klose up top. Thomas Müller is on, as well.

It hasn't helped so far, and Italy have actually come closer to scoring than the favourite has in the meantime. A lovely passing play from Andrea Pirlo releases both Antonio di Natale and Claudio Marchisio on the right, and a slip from Holger Badstuber makes the situation even more dangerous. Marchisio, however, can only shoot wide. He should have done far, far better, and Italy should be clear. Still 2-0 though, so Cesare Prandelli isn't too annoyed.

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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