Germany’s History of Failure vs. Italy: Part 3

By Peter Alegi | June 27th, 2012 3 Comments

After two more draws (1-1 and 0-0) at the 1988 and 1996 Euros, on July 4, 2006, Germany and Italy met again in the semifinals of the World Cup. The venue was the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, an intimidating ground for any visiting team.

In a remarkable affair reminiscent of the 1970 World Cup semifinal at the Azteca (see my previous post here), extra time was needed. The climax defies description. So let’s leave it to Fabio Caressa and Giuseppe Bergomi (1982 World Cup winner at age 18) of Sky Italia to resurrect the memories — spine-tingling ones from an Italian point of view — of that cathartic evening.

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E daje Italiaaaaa!




June 27th, 2012 | 8:54 am    

In 2006 i arrived here in Sperlonga just in time for the semis, and we all remember the end….

See You in the “garden”…..


June 27th, 2012 | 12:16 pm    

There is only one word to describe this match: agony!


June 29th, 2012 | 11:11 am    

It is said that historical events have a way of repeating themselves every 20 or 50 year cycle. Well, after watching Italy let the English off the hook with penalty shootout victory…I had no doubt as to who will be in the final…Bravo Azzuri…should be strong enough to overcome Spain with good balance between attack and defense playing phases…MY NEW EURO CHAMPS IN WAITING!!

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