Monday, June 25, 2012

Blue knockout for Lions

England 0-0 Italy

(Italy win 4-2 on penalties)

Harrowing penalty shootout
Lions fumbling the dead ball test
Azzurri controlling the 0-0 rout
Roy Hodgson's men always second best

Montolivo had created false hope
Gerrard and Rooney picked out the right corner
Ashley Young went for all out power
Managing to befriend the crossbar

Pirlo's dink most extraordinary
Cole handed the baton to Italy
Guy Mowbray's "reject" Diamanti
Strode and booked a place in the semi


(c) Emdad Rahman

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