Italy is currently leading Germany, 2-0, in the semifinals of the Euro 2012 tournament thanks to two brilliant strikes from Manchester City striker, Mario Balotelli. The 21-year-old superstar is playing like a seasoned veteran on the pitch today and looks as though he is trying for a hat trick.
The first goal came off a great cross from Cassano in the 19th minute. Balotelli headed in the well-placed ball with ease. Watch the textbook header:
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The second was all Balotelli. He slid behind the German back line and took a touch then fired a rocket from just outside the box that left German keeper, Manuel Neuer with no chance. Watch Balotelli try to put a whole in the back of the net:
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If the results hold, Italy will face Spain in the Euro 2012 final.