Germany vs. Italy Euro 2012: Grades for Italian Players in Semifinal Win

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Germany vs. Italy Euro 2012: Grades for Italian Players in Semifinal Win
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The curse continues.

Italy has never lost in a competitive game against Germany, and they kept that streak alive Thursday with their comprehensive 2-1 upset of the favored Germans in the semifinals of UEFA Euro 2012.

Coming into the game with two fewer days of rest than the Germans off of a game that went to penalties, Italy played a fantastic defensive match and nullified the Germans until the very end of the game when a fluke handball in the box made for a nervy finish in the last two minutes of stoppage time.

So who had the most fingerprints on Thursday's upset win?  One by one we go...

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