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Pirlo puts in crafty performance against Germany

 Italy's Andrea Pirlo stops a shot by Germany's Mats Hummels, left, during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Germany and Italy...

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Italy's Andrea Pirlo stops a shot by Germany's Mats Hummels, left, during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Germany and Italy...

Andrea Pirlo twirled around defenders effortlessly, and even cleared a ball off the line. On both sides of the field, it was Pirlo that provided the inspiration.
The Italy playmaker didn't score, but he still helped Italy beat Germany 2-1 Thursday in the European Championship semifinals and set up a match against Spain on Sunday in Kiev.
Although he was named man of the match, Pirlo preferred to credit his teammates, calling them "fantastic."
Pirlo says "we had a great win against a terrific side. We really hope to win the final and put in a terrific display in Kiev."


Updated : 2021-04-11 20:42 GMT+08:00