Football - Germany v Italy - UEFA EURO 2012 Semi Final - National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland - 28/6/12 Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring the second goal for Italy Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Lee Smith Livepic
Germany's Marco Reus stands dejected after losing to Italy 2-1 in Thursday's Euro 2012 semifinal.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon fails to save Ozil's penalty kick on Thursday, but it wouldn't matter in the end: Italy won 2-1, and will face Spain in the European Championship final.
Italy's Claudio Marchisio can't get the ball past Germany's Mats Hummels and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on Thursday. Not that it made a difference for the Italians, who won 2-1 in the Euro 2012 semifinal.
Italy's Mario Balotelli and Germany's Mats Hummels duel for the ball. Balotelli was the hero for the Azzuri, notching both goals in the 2-1 win.
Italy's Mario Balotelli is greeted by teammate Daniele De Rossi after scoring his scond goal of the match on Thursday.
Italy's Antonio Di Natale and Germany's Mats Hummels both challenge for the ball.
Mario Balotelli opens the scoring on Thursday for the Azzuri, and would add one more before all was said and done. Italy surprised the world and defeated Germany 2-1 in the Euro 2012 semifinal at Warsaw.
Italy's Mario Balotelli celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal against Germany on Thursday.
Italy's Leonardo Bonucci and Germany's Miroslav Klose go at it during Thursday's Euro 2012 semifinal in Warsaw. Italy got the best of Germany, winning 2-1 and booking their place in the European Championship final.
Emotions running high
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts strongly to a play during Thursday's semifinal against Germany. The Italian keeper would be smiling in the end as his side defeated the Germans 2-1.
Out with it
Mario Balotelli spits during Italy's semifinal against Germany on Thursday.
Out with it!
Lukas Podolski and Claudio Marchisio battle it out during Thursday's Euro 2012 semifinal between Germany and Italy.
Balotelli, who scored a brace on Thursday, heads the ball during Italy's Euro 2012 semifinal against Germany.
Mario Balotelli scores his second goal of the match, giving Italy a 2-1 win over Germany and sending the Italians to the European Championship final.
Not this time!
Germany's Mats Hummels has his shot saved by Italy's Gianluigi Buffon.
Germany's Holger Badstuber slides under Italy's Antonio Cassano during Thursday's match.
Italy's Riccardo Montolivo tries to tackle Germany's Sami Khedira on Thursday.
Balotelli celebrated his second goal by pulling off his jersey. He was given a yellow card for the celebration, but at the end of the day, he probably didn't care. Italy won 2-1, and will play Spain in the Euro 2012 final.
The flag bearer for Germany, before the match in Warsaw on Thursday.