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Germany Vs. Italy, Euro 2012 Semifinals: Lahm Wastes Chance

Remember Philipp Lahm scoring the opening goal against Greece in the quarterfinals? So does he. Marco Reus does well on the ball on the Germany right, but his pass back inside goes straight through everyone and the left back has to pick the ball up. He works the ball back into the mixer and continues his run, eventually emerging at the top of the box and with absolutely nobody marking him.

Lahm has time and space to pick out a shot, and... blazes well over the bar. Shocking.

Germany have certainly had the better of the opening exchanges in this half, but they absolutely cannot afford to waste their chances. They're staring at a 2-0 deficit, and Italy have a habit of getting stronger as the game goes on - you could easily see them scoring again if Germany keep pushing for the pair of goals they need to stay in the tournament.

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