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Euro 2012: Balotelli braces sees Italy knock off Germany, advance to finals
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Mario Balotelli silenced some of his critics on Thursday, scoring a pair of goals that booked
Italy's place in the Euro 2012 final while defeating tournament favorites Germany.
Italy upset the Germans, 2-1, on Thursday courtesy of a first-half Balotelli brace. Balotelli
thundered home a header in the 20th minute following some poor defending, and he scored the
eventual winner 16 minutes later in spectacular fashion.