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Euro 2012: Five things we take from the Germany vs Italy match
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Mesut Oezil has been a shadow, Andrea Pirlo a giant
Mesut Oezil is no Andrea Pirlo: This Euro is all about how Andrea Pirlo got his
groove back on. The 2010 World Cup was all about how Pirlo was finished and Oezil was the superstar
of the new generation. Forward two years, Pirlo made himself critical to Juve's success and in this
Euro showed his mesmerizing mastery over the ball as he fed Italy's attack with laser like
precision and executed a panenka as a perfect coda.