It will be a fierce game and all eyes are on the frontrunners Germans as to whether they come with the same performance as earlier in the tournament. Germany vs Italy Euro 2012 predictions notwithstanding soccer history is on Italy’s side
When Germany started its Euro2012 campaign, it began with the style of a champion. They haven’t lost any game so far and have won all the games with wide margin. The team has shown to the world that it is on course not just to win the tournament, but it is preparing well for the soccer world cup that it still sometimes away.
Germans seem to have got a rather easy opponent in the form of Italy in the second semifinals of the tournament. While Germany won all its group matches emphatically, Italians failed to do so. Germany won its all group games beating Portugal by 1 goal. Portugal failed to score even a single goal against Germany. Netherlands is a very tough team indeed. But Germany beat it easily 2-1. It also beat Denmark with the same margin and then humiliated the Greece soccer team by 4-2. No other team has performed so dexterously in the tournament so far.
Italy, on the other hand began their euro 2012 campaign on a low note. It failed to show the spark not just against Croatia, but Spain also. It drew its two matches against both the teams 1-1. In its last group match it got an easy prey in Ireland and enjoyed its outing by beating them 2-0. This was their best performance. But it came against a rather weak team. Against England they got lucky when they won the match in penalty shootout 4-2.
But Italian fans say their team will win the match, notwithstanding the fact that Germany is a clear frontrunner in the tournament.”What people fail to see is that Italy not only plays great footie and defends like their lives depended on it, most of all Italy plays with more heart than any other team, they don’t rely just on pure talent. You mix, talent, heart and determination and you get the current Azzurri squad. I don’t see Spain, Portugal or even Germany play with as much pride and passion as Italy”, says an Italian fan.
Another Italian fan claims that history is on the side of his national team when he says, “Germany is no doubt a solid team but when they face teams who play differently like Italy or Spain they will not prevail. Plus in any important tournament Germany has NEVER beaten Italy”.