Germany’s History of Failure vs. Italy Continues

By Peter Alegi | June 28th, 2012 3 Comments

Super-Mario Balotelli wrote a new page in Germany’s History of Failure against Italy in Warsaw today. He scored two goals, the first a header off a delightful Cassano cross; the second a thunderous strike from outside the box, which he celebrated in inimitable style (photo above). He is Italy’s pride and joy.

Manager Cesare Prandelli did his part as well, completely outcoaching his German counterpart Jogi Loew. Italy now moves on the final against Spain on Sunday in Kiev.

Full Italy-Germany highlights courtesy of here.


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June 29th, 2012 | 1:02 am    

Put it this way, Germany outcoached themselves by the inclusion of Gomez, who had no chance as a static centre forward and Lukas Podolski who appeared to be fear struck by the occasion. Hats off to Italy for playing excellent football, hopefully in the final, too.

Mohlomi Maubane

June 29th, 2012 | 11:59 am    

Football is such a barrier-breaker.I first saw the Azzuri at Italia 90 with Salvatore Schilaci spearheading the attack, now Super Mario is the number 9. Its crazy hey, and I wonder what other line of work would enable a dark-skinned &eccentric person like him to be revered.I say this because from my experience, white peeps seem more at ease with light-skinned Africans who know how to behave in a “civil and dignified” manner. Enter Super Mario with his “this is my world too, no one preaches to me”. He kills me this guy…and thank God he spared us from all that noise coming from the CR7 cheerleaders.

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