Euro 2016 Germany v Italy

Germany 1 - 1 Italy
02 Jul 2016 - 22:00Stade de Bordeaux - Bordeaux

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Germany v Italy Line-ups

Official squad list

Germany

 Germany logo

Goalkeepers

#NAMEAGECLUB
1Manuel Neuer30Bayern Munich
12Bernd Leno24Leverkusen
22Ter Stegen24Barcelona

 

Defenders

#NAMEAGECLUB
2Skodran Mustafi24Valencia
3Jonas Hector261. FC Koln
4Benedikt Howedes28Schalke 04
5Mats Hummels27Dortmund
16Antonio Rudiger23AS Roma
17Jerome Boateng27Bayern Munich
21Joshua Kimmich21Bayern Munich

 

Midfielders

#NAMEAGECLUB
6Sami Khedira29Juventus
7Schweinsteiger31Manchester Un
8Mesut Ozil27Arsenal
9Andre Schurrle25Wolfsburg
11Julian Draxler22Wolfsburg
14Emre Can22Liverpool
15Julian Weigl20Dortmund
18Toni Kroos26Real Madrid
19Mario Gotze24Bayern Munich
20Leroy Sane20Schalke 04

 

Forwards

#NAMEAGECLUB
10Lukas Podolski31Galatasaray
13Thomas Muller26Bayern Munich
23Mario Gomez30Besiktas

Italy

Italy

 

Goalkeepers

#NAMEAGECLUB
1Gianluigi Buffon38Juventus
12Salvatore Sirigu29Paris
13Federico Marchetti33Lazio

 

Defenders

#NAMEAGECLUB
2Mattia De Sciglio23Milan
3Giorgio Chiellini31Juventus
4Matteo Darmian26Man. United
5Angelo Ogbonna28West Ham
15Andrea Barzagli35Juventus
19Leonardo Bonucci29Juventus

 

Midfielders

6Antonio Candreva29Lazio
8Alessandro Florenzi25Roma
10Thiago Motta33Paris
14Stefano Sturaro23Juventus
16Daniele De Rossi32Roma
18Marco Parolo31Lazio
21Federico Bernardeschi22Fiorentina
23Emanuele Giaccherini31Bologna

 

Forwards

#NAMEAGECLUB
7Simone Zaza24Juventus
9Graziano Pellè30Southampton
11Ciro Immobile26Torino
17Éder29Internazionale
20Lorenzo Insigne25Napoli
22Stephan El Shaarawy23Roma

Italy have booked a mouth-watering quarter-final date with Germany – a fixture whose mere mention is enough to bring the Mannschaft out in a cold sweat.

Gianni RIvera (Italy)

Italy supporters are spoiled for choice when it comes to favourite past matches against Germany. The sides have met in eight competitive games and the Mannschaft are yet to win – causing the Azzurri to be rightly regarded as their bogey team.

EURO2016.com’s Italian reporters needed no invitation to reflect on four memorable victories but, Germany fans, all is not lost: there’s a happy ending, we promise. Well, kind of.

Italy 4-3 West Germany (aet)
17 June 1970, World Cup semi-final
This encounter at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium famously featured five goals in a sensational 30 minutes of extra time, prompting fans (in Italy at least) to dub it the ‘Match of the Century’. The Azzurri took an early lead through Roberto Boninsegna, but Karl-Heinz Schnellinger levelled for West Germany at the death despite Franz Beckenbauer playing with an injured arm in a sling.

Extra time was a frenzy: Gerd Müller scored, Tarcisio Burgnich replied, Luigi Riva put Italy back in front and Müller responded. Then up popped Gianni Rivera to notch the winner with nine minutes left. “No one has forgotten that match,” Müller reflected. “It still drives me crazy thinking about it; I haven’t recovered from it to this day.” Scant consolation for Germany, but a few days later an exhausted Italy lost the final 4-1 to Brazil.

Italy 3-1 West Germany
11 July 1982, World Cup final
Marco Tardelli (Italy) Marco Tardelli’s famous 1982 celebration©Getty ImagesTiredness was also a factor in the 1982 showpiece, with West Germany’s semi-final against France having gone to penalties, leaving them ill-prepared for the Santiago Bernabéu decider. “Our semi-final was a real ordeal,” recalled goalkeeper Toni Schumacher. “When we met Italy three days later, we were still exhausted. They had a superb team and we had nothing to throw at them.”

Although Antonio Cabrini missed a first-half penalty, Paolo Rossi plundered his sixth goal of the tournament – all in the last three games – and Marco Tardelli and Alessandro Altobelli added two more for Enzo Bearzot’s side before Paul Breitner’s sole riposte for Germany. Italy’s 40-year-old captain Dino Zoff duly lifted the trophy, but left the partying to his younger team-mates. “I stayed in my hotel room,” the keeper said. “Everybody was asking me to go out and dance and celebrate. Do you really think I could go out and dance at 40?”

Italy 2-0 Germany (aet)
4 July 2006, World Cup semi-final
Gianluigi Buffon & Fabio Grosso (Italy) Gianluigi Buffon hugs goalscorer Fabio Grosso©AFPIf the 1970 and 1982 defeats were painful enough, at least they happened a good way from home. There was no such comfort in 2006. After a goalless 90 minutes in Dortmund, extra time was agonising: Gianluigi Buffon made great saves to repel  Bernd Schneider and Lukas Podolski, while Italy hit the woodwork twice through Alberto Gilardino and Gianluca Zambrotta.

With penalties looming, Fabio Grosso curled home the opener, heralding an explosive celebration reminiscent of Tardelli’s famous scream after his 1982 final strike. Alessandro Del Piero added another soon afterwards, and Italy went on to fell France on penalties in the final. “What a bitter pill to swallow,” shattered Germany coach Jürgen Klinsmann said. “I still feel a shiver running down my spine when I think about that game,” Grosso conceded years later.

Italy 2-1 Germany
28 June 2012, UEFA EURO 2012 semi-final
Mario Balotelli (Italy) Mario Balotelli celebrates his first goal©AFP/Getty ImagesFour years ago today, Italy and Germany faced each other again in another semi-final – no prizes for guessing what happened next. Mario Balotelli was the Azzurri hero with two first-half strikes: a header from Antonio Cassano’s cross and a powerful shot from the edge of the box. His bare-chested joy after the first goal rivalled Tardelli’s and Grosso’s, with Mesut Özil’s late penalty no real benefit to Joachim Löw’s men, who had been clear favourites going into the game.

“There are no unbeatable teams,” Italy coach Cesare Prandelli had warned on the eve of the match, a motto Germany will have to remember next time they play the Azzurri in a competitive fixture.

Okay, it was only a friendly but in the sides’ last duel in March …

Jonas Hector (Germany) Germany after Jonas Hector’s goal©Getty ImagesGermany 4-1 Italy
29 March 2016, friendly

Germany ended a 21-year, seven-game wait for a victory over Italy in a resounding triumph in Munich. Having thrown away a two-goal cushion to crash 3-2 to England a few days earlier, Löw’s charges were 2-0 up at the interval through Toni Kroos and Mario Götze, and doubled their advantage thanks to Jonas Hector and Özil from the spot.

“I said we needed these big tests to evaluate things and test ourselves,” said Antonio Conte, whose team got a consolation from Stephan El Shaarawy. “We knew there was a gap to certain sides that we have to bridge. Now let’s see.” Ominously for Germany, they are not doing badly on that front.