Originally posted on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 6/29/12
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Balotelli brace stuns Germany and sends Italy through to Euro 2012 final - originally posted on Soccerlens.comItaly stunned highly-fancied Germany with 2-1 win on Thursday night to book a place in the Euro 2012 final against holders Spain. Mario Balotelli was the hero, scoring both Azzurri goals in a commanding Italy performance before Mesut Ozil grabbed a consolation from the penalty spot in injury-time. Cesare Prandelli’s men will now face the world champions in the final on Sunday, and know they are 90 minutes away from winning their first European Championships since 1968. Germany went into the game as favourites after looking assured and comfortable in winning their first four games of the competition, however Joachim Low changed his starting XI once more to include Toni Kroos in midfield at the expense of Bayern Munich colleague Thomas Muller. Italy welcomed influential central defender Giorgio Chiellini back to their side after the Juventus man recovered from injury, taking h...
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