Match statistics

GermanyItaly

Goals scored1
 
2
Possession (%)54
 
46
Total attempts15
 
10
Attempts on target8
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
5
Attempts blocked1
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners14
 
0
Offsides0
2
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
19
Fouls suffered18
 
12

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Italy are through to the final. A last-ditch effort by Germany fell short as two first-half goals from Mario Balotelli made the difference. Mesut Özil pulled one back from the spot late on, but it could not halt the Azzurri who face Spain on Sunday.
  • 90+5
    Schweinsteiger (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+5
    De Rossi (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Schweinsteiger (Germany).
  • 90+4
    Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    90+4
    Hummels (Germany) is booked.
    Mats Hummels is booked. Manuel Neuer acting as a sweeper here, booting the ball into the box and even having to dive to head an Italian long pass away from Antonio Di Natale.
  • 90+3
    Hummels (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Barzagli (Italy).
  • Goal
    90+2
    Özil (Germany) scores from the penalty spot.
    Mesut Özil from a short run curls the ball neatly inside the right post at mid height.
  • 90+1
    Balzaretti (Italy) fouls.
  • 90
    Özil (Germany) misses the target.
  • 90
    Kroos (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 90
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
  • 90
    Hummels (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 89
    Schweinsteiger (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Thiago Motta (Italy) is booked.
  • 89
    Thiago Motta (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Schweinsteiger (Germany).
  • 87
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 87
    Schweinsteiger (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pirlo (Italy).
  • 86
    Badstuber (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 86
    Diamanti (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lahm (Germany).
  • 86
    Kroos (Germany) misses the target.
  • 86
    Schweinsteiger (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 85
    Hummels (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 85
    Di Natale (Italy) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 85
    Kroos (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 84
    Schweinsteiger (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 84
    Özil (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    De Rossi (Italy) is shown a yellow card.
  • 84
    De Rossi (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Schweinsteiger (Germany).
  • 83
    Kroos (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 83
    Neuer (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 83
    Balzaretti (Italy) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 82
    Di Natale (Italy) misses the target.
    Germany's defence is so high up the field as they search for an equaliser, and they are caught out, allowing the substitute to run clean through but he shoots wide of Manuel Neuer's goal.
  • 82
    Özil (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 81
    Balzaretti (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Özil (Germany).
  • 81
    Diamanti (Italy) misses the target.
  • 80
    Kroos (Germany) misses the target.
  • 78
    Schweinsteiger (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 78
    Barzagli (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Klose (Germany).
  • 77
    Hummels (Germany) misses the target.
    The header flies well over the bar to the relief of everybody around the world watching and wearing a blue shirt. Germany have 12 minutes to save their tournament here.
  • 77
    Özil (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 75
    Marchisio (Italy) misses the target.
  • 73
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 72
    Kroos (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Thiago Motta (Italy).
  • Substitution
    71
    T. Müller (in) - Boateng (out) (Germany)
    An incredibly attacking move by Germany, who bring on the attacking forward for a defender. Can Thomas Müller make a difference here and add a spark in attack?
  • Substitution
    70
    Di Natale (in) - Balotelli (out) (Italy)
  • 67
    Marchisio (Italy) misses the target.
    Manuel Neuer catches with ease as Alessandro Diamanti tries to lob the keeper from a very long way out.
  • 66
    Neuer (Germany) makes a save.
  • 66
    Diamanti (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 65
    Badstuber (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 65
    Diamanti (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Badstuber (Germany).
  • Substitution
    64
    Thiago Motta (in) - Montolivo (out) (Italy)
  • 63
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 62
    Özil (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Marchisio (Italy).
  • 62
    Kroos (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 62
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
    Marco Reus curls a delicious free-kick over the wall, but it is just not far enough into the top left corner and Gianluigi Buffon makes a full-stretch fingertip save to deflect the ball up onto the bar and away.
  • 62
    Reus (Germany) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • Yellow Card
    61
    Bonucci (Italy) is shown a yellow card.
  • 60
    Bonucci (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Kroos (Germany).
  • 60
    Balotelli (Italy) misses the target.
    Mario Balotelli drops a shoulder to beat Philipp Lahm and earn some space on the right of the area, but his fizzing angled drive goes wide of the left post.
  • Substitution
    58
    Diamanti (in) - Cassano (out) (Italy)
  • 57
    Kroos (Germany) takes the corner.
    Leonardo Bonucci makes a terrific sliding challenge to concede a corner as Miroslav Klose looked set to strike at goal.
  • 52
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 52
    Schweinsteiger (Germany) fouls.
  • 49
    Lahm (Germany) misses the target.
    Germany are so close to equalising as the left-back is forward and plays a neat one-two with Toni Kroos on the edge of the area, before curling just over the bar with his right foot.
  • 49
    Schweinsteiger (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 49
    Chiellini (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Reus (Germany).
  • 48
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
    Marco Reus jinks his way past a static Italian defence, but scuffs his shot towards the right post and Gianluigi Buffon holds it easily.
  • 48
    Reus (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 47
    Badstuber (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 46
    Balotelli (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Lahm (Germany).
  • 46
    Barzagli (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 46
    Kroos (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Pirlo (Italy).
  • Substitution
    46
    Reus (in) - Podolski (out) (Germany)
  • Substitution
    46
    Klose (in) - Gomez (out) (Germany)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Away we go. Germany must go for it now, and will surely take the game to Italy from the outset as they hunt a place in the final.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Richard Aikman, National Stadium Warsaw: Germany look bewildered. They didn't see this coming. I don't think many people did, to be honest. It sets the match up for a fascinating second half though.
  • 45+1
    Kroos (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 38
    Badstuber (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 38
    Cassano (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Hummels (Germany).
  • Yellow Card
    37
    Balotelli (Italy) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Goal
    36
    Balotelli (Italy) scores!
    Mario Balotelli lashes the ball into the top right corner from the edge of the area after Riccardo Montolivo's long ball forward puts the striker past the German backline.
  • 36
    Kroos (Germany) takes the corner.
  • 35
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
    Sami Khedira chests down the bouncing ball and hits a terrific volley that swerves towards the top left corner, but Buffon meets it with a top-class diving save.
  • 35
    Khedira (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 34
    Balzaretti (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 34
    Podolski (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 34
    Kroos (Germany) takes the corner.
    Federico Balzaretti does brilliantly to hook the ball over his bar from close range after Jérôme Boateng's whipped delivery from the right looked destined to be met by Lukas Podolski at the far post.
  • 32
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 32
    Badstuber (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 31
    Hummels (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 31
    Montolivo (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Khedira (Germany).
  • 31
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 30
    Boateng (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 30
    Kroos (Germany) misses the target.
  • 29
    Khedira (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 29
    Montolivo (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Boateng (Germany).
  • 28
    Balzaretti (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 28
    Kroos (Germany) is penalised for a foul on Pirlo (Italy).
  • 28
    Hummels (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Balotelli (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Badstuber (Germany).
  • 27
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
    Mesut Özil tests Gianluigi Buffon, but barely, from the edge of the area. Good work from Mario Gomez set him up, but the Real Madrid CF man hits a tame sidefooted shot that is comfortable for Buffon down to his right.
  • 27
    Özil (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 24
    Gomez (Germany) misses the target.
  • 24
    Badstuber (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Montolivo (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Kroos (Germany).
  • 23
    Badstuber (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 23
    Marchisio (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Schweinsteiger (Germany).
  • 21
    Khedira (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 21
    Montolivo (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Kroos (Germany).
  • Goal
    20
    Balotelli (Italy) scores!
    Giorgio Chiellini feeds Antonio Cassano down the left, he wriggles free of a challenge and chips into the area, where Mario Balotelli crashes in a close-range header.
  • 18
    Cassano (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 18
    Neuer (Germany) makes a save.
    Neuer again tested from range, Antonio Cassano digging out a curling effort towards the right post, but the keeper anticipates the shot well and clutches hold of the ball.
  • 17
    Neuer (Germany) makes a save.
    Neuer saves well down to his right, holding onto a tricky low shot from range by Riccardo Montolivo.
  • 17
    Montolivo (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 14
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 14
    Hummels (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 13
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
    The short corner on the right is played to the midfielder who dances across the edge of the area and arrows a shot at goal, which Gianluigi Buffon dives and punches clear.
  • 13
    Kroos (Germany) has an effort on goal.
  • 13
    Özil (Germany) delivers the corner.
    Gianluigi Buffon survives after spilling a relatively harmless low angled cross by Jérôme Boateng into the danger area, his defenders doing their job and clearing for a corner. A close shave.
  • 11
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    Gomez (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bonucci (Italy).
  • 8
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 8
    Podolski (Germany) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on De Rossi (Italy).
  • 6
    Özil (Germany) delivers the corner.
  • 5
    Pirlo (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 5
    Hummels (Germany) has an effort on goal.
    Mats Hummels has a golden chance to take the lead for his team, prodding the ball goalwards, past Gianluigi Buffon, but the keeper gratefully grabs the ball as it bounces back off Andrea Pirlo, who is fortunately guarding the post.
  • 5
    Kroos (Germany) takes the corner.
    Germany win a corner as they break themselves.
  • 3
    Neuer (Germany) takes the free-kick.
  • 2
    Balotelli (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Badstuber (Germany).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Italy get us under way as these two traditional rivals battle to face Spain in the final of UEFA EURO 2012.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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