Today night’s match, in some ways, would be and will be much harder than the final. The crowd will be on fire, Germany has played a solid and (at times) spectacular tournament, and should it come down to PKs we know that ‘mad Jens’ and his little notebook will be very hard to beat. That said, this Azzurri squad has handled everything thrown at them so far (scandal, injury, etc) and shows no signs of buckling….

Onwards ….