Euro 2012: Italy vs. Republic of Ireland – action gallery
Ignazio Abate & Stephen Ward (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)
Italy's Ignazio Abate, left, is about to kick the ball as Ireland's Stephen Ward challenges him,during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group C match between Italy and the Republic of Ireland in Poznan, Poland, Monday, June 18, 2012.
Gianluigi Buffon was brilliant on Monday, helping Italy to a dramatic 2-0 victory over Ireland and a spot in the Euro 2012 quarterfinals.
Spirit of the Irish
Despite already having been eliminated from the Euros, the Irish played with heart and still made things difficult for Italy.
That's the one
Italy knew they needed a win on Monday to have a chance, and they got just that thanks to this goal from Antonio Cassano.