MagazineJun 25, 2012
Euro 2012: England vs Italy Quarter Final
The last quarter final, between England and Italy, was by far the most entertaining. During the first 30 minutes the game was very fast paced and both Italy and England had some good chances the open the score. Neither did, and the more the game progressed the further back England dropped and the more Italy started camping out in the England half of the pitch. Pirlo and the Italian midfield ruled the waves and the England defense was very busy. Italy failed to score, however, giving England another chance in overtime. Rooney had the winner on his boot, but failed in front of goal and so the game went to a penalty shoot out. Montolivo missed for Italy, giving the English the hope they could progress to the semi finals, but Ashley Young and Ashley Cole missed theirs too, giving Italy a deserved win and England another penalty trauma.