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# Euro 2012

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Germany v Italy, Euro 2012 semi-final
Sunday dinner in Kiev with Spain was the prize for the winners of tonight’s second Euro 2012 semi-final. Here’s how it all went down on an exciting night in Warsaw.
# Euro 2012
Preview: all you need to know ahead of the Germany v Italy game tonight
It’s the Mannschaft versus the Azzurri with a place in the decider up for grabs. Something’s got to give, writes Miguel Delaney.
# Euro 2012
Cesare Prandelli hints at return to club football
The Italy manager comes up against Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-finals tonight.
# Euro 2012
Euro victory will boost all of Spain - Del Bosque
The Spain boss said that an unprecedented third successive trophy would show that the country was going in the right direction.
# you're spoiling us
Guess who's been invited to the German embassy for the game tonight
It’s not a trap.
# Euro 2012
Gomez: I'm not out of Euro 2012 yet
“I know being on the bench wasn’t good for me, but I can still contribute significantly, and help us take the title.”
# Euro 2012
Ramos: I planned Panenka in advance of penalty shoot-out
The defender had blazed a penalty over the bar for Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, so decided to take the Andrea Pirlo approach.
# match-ups
Germany v Italy -- the 4 key battles that will decide the second semi-final
There’s just the small matter of this heavyweight clash tonight. Here’s where it’ll be won and lost.
# History
Germany v Italy: Five past meetings
The Azzurri have never been beaten by tonight’s opponents in a competitive fixture.
# Euro 2012
Euro 2012 analysis: Tired Spain live to fight another day
Suddenly, they’re on the verge of the greatest victory in international football history. writes Miguel Delaney in Poland.
# Euro 2012
Germany on the edge of glory, says Loew
The in-form Germans reckon they can beat Italy for the first time in a knock-out, writes Miguel Delaney in Poland.
Portugal v Spain, Euro 2012 semi-final
We went minute-by-minute Portugal and Spain pushed each other every step of the way.
UEFA deny rejecting Miki Roque minute silence request‎
The Real Betis defender lost his battle with pelvic cancer earlier this week, aged 23.
# crunch
Preview: all you need to know ahead of Spain's showdown with Portugal tonight
Can Ronaldo banish the criticisms for good by dominating this last-four clash in Ukraine?
# Sold
Done deal: Mandzukic to sign for Bayern Munich
The news of the 26-year-old striker’s transfer was expected to be announced on Bayern’s website soon.
# Euro 2012
The Ronaldo debate: Is he a good player or a great player?
Giles, Dunphy and Sadlier weigh in with their thoughts on Portugal’s talisman.
# Euro 2012
Euro e-mail from Warsaw: The party's gone on without the Irish
Miguel Delaney returns to Gdansk to find a very different city to the one which hosted Ireland’s travelling supporters.
# Neighbours
Five past meetings between Spain and Portugal
Tonight’s Euro 2012 semi-final in Donetsk will be the 36th time the sides have faced off.
# Euro 2012
Gazzetta dello Sport sorry for Balotelli ‘King Kong’ cartoon
“Everything, absolutely everything, can be misunderstood,” says Italian paper following complaints.
# Sorry
Nasri apologies to French fans for outburst
The Manchester City attacker verbally attacked a number of journalists after Les Bleus were eliminated from Euro 2012.
# Olé
Portugal v Spain: the key battles
It’s a mouth-watering Iberian derby in Donetsk tonight with a place in the European Championships decider up for grabs. Here’s where it’ll be won and lost.
# Euro 2012
The man behind Ronaldo: Coentrao shining in Portugal role
The left-sided player has prospered at Euro 2012 after an underwhelming season at Real Madrid
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from how to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet. Sorry, Vicente.
# Euro2012
Preview: Counter-punching Portugal prepare Spain ambush
It’s not quite Ronaldo and 10 lads we collected on the way. But Spain will need to keep the Real Madrid man in check tonight in Donetsk.
# Euro 2012
Germany are afraid of Italy, says Pirlo
“I didn’t practice taking a penalty like that, it just came to me naturally, in the moment,” he said.
# Comedy
Après Match: Keane talks Ireland fans and Triggs' passing
Roy doesn’t pull any punches alongside Adrian Chiles and Gareth Southgate on the ITV panel.
# Euro 2012
'He only understands Scottish' - Capello hits back at Rooney
The Manchester United striker angered the Italian by claiming that players there was no communication problems under Roy Hodgson.
Spain are not boring to watch, insists Iniesta
The Spanish midfielder says he is happy with the team’s style of play.
# Euro 2012
'The only thing I strive for is success' -- Jogi Loew keeping his eyes on the prize
The German coach gave a masterclass in setting the tone ahead of the clash with Italy, writes Miguel Delaney in Poland.
# Semi-final
Forward thinking: Prandelli vows to attack Germany
‘I prefer to concede on the break than sit back for 20 minutes.’ Said the Azzurri coach.
# Facepalm
Phil Brown labels Pirlo 'homophobic' for not leaving Serie A
Somebody needs to tell the former Hull City boss the correct meaning of the word.
# bring on italy
Stereotyping: Lazio striker Klose acting as German spy
As Miguel Delaney found out, the Germans don’t consider Italians to be lazy. Perish the thought. Very laid back, perhaps, but definitely not lazy.
# Euro 2012
Opinion: Mourning the last of the 16-team tournaments
We may look back on this summer’s European championships as the end of an era.
# Twitter
Police investigate Twitter racism against England's penalty-takers
Ashley Young and Ashley Cole were both subjected to abuse on the social networking site after missing penalties against Italy on Sunday night.
# self declared
Euro 2012 a success, say Euro 2012 organisers
The Ukrainian tournament director has claimed a 25% increase in tourist traffic has proved doubters wrong.
# Euro 2012
Hodgson defends below-par Rooney
“I think we put a lot of expectation on him,” England manager Hodgson said as the squad arrived back in Manchester yesterday.
# Euro 2012
Fabregas laughs off Messi comparisons
“It is nonsense. I just play where the coach tells me. I do not think we should talk about it as he is a very different player to me. We’re talking about the best player in the history of football.”
# Euro 2012
Beckenbauer backs Germany for Euro glory
Germany take on Italy in the semi-finals in Warsaw on Thursday and Der Kaiser reckons his country will face reigning champions Spain for the trophy.
# Pay Up
UEFA fine Germany €25,000 for unruly fans
The Euro 2012 semi-finalists have been disciplined for the behaviour of their supporters during the Group B match with Denmark.
# Take a Break
Off the record: five sports stories you may have missed this weekend
England’s flashy fans are only the beginning. Here’s your weekly round-up of the sporting world’s best bits over the last 48 hours.