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Poznan Municipal Stadium (ATT 44,416) 18th June 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Cakir

Italy Italy vs Republic of Ireland Rep Ire

Italy 2

A Cassano (36)
M Balotelli (90)


Rep Ire 0

K Andrews (S/O 89)

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  1. It's all over and Spain have beaten Croatia 1-0 which means Spain and Italy progress to the Euro 2012 last-eight!

  2. We're still playing in the other game and if Croatia equalise against Spain then the Croats will join the Spaniards in the last-eight.

  3. FULL TIME. Italy 2 Republic of Ireland 0.

  4. 90+3

    Italy break from the corner and Balotelli has options, but obviously he goes for a goal, with Dunne deflecting it behind for a corner.

  5. 90+2

    Abate aims a stupid challenge on Duff, with Ireland given a free-kick deep in Italy's half with less than a minute left to play.

  6. 90

    Three minutes of added time to be played.

  7. 90

    An extraordinary few minutes as Andrews receives his second yellow and Balotelli fires an overhead kick in from a corner to surely seal Italy's victory.

  8. 90

    GOAL! Balotelli scores a magical goal!

  9. 89

    Andrews is frustrated as he concedes another free-kick against Pirlo, and his fury leads him to being sent off!

  10. 87

    Cox almost fed in Walters to perfection but Bonucci read the pass excellently. Italy break as a result but Balotelli's shot is tame and straight at Given.

  11. 86

    Keane is replaced by Simon Cox.

  12. 85

    Diamanti's free-kick hits the wall, with Bonucci then firing well over the bar as Marchisio look to strike someone with his arm in the wall.

  13. 84

    Balotelli holds the ball up magically on the edge of the area before going down under St Ledger, which looked a little soft to say the least and it's a free-kick to Italy and a booking for St Ledger.

  14. 83

    Duff and Whelan are incensed as Diamanti goes down rather theatrically to win a free-kick in Ireland's half.

  15. 81

    Keane is caught offside from Andrews' ball across the turf, but the striker instantly wins back the ball from Pirlo before crossing over the bar. A rollercoaster minute from the striker.

  16. 80

    Ward crosses in from the left, with Italy sitting back now as a goal kick is given to the Italians as Keane fails to keep it in.

  17. 79

    Andrews' strike is brilliant but Buffon parries well as Chiellini sweeps up. The save from Buffon was incredible as Italy hold on to their lead!

  18. 78

    Diamanti takes out Walters, as Italy complain about the decision which was a stone-wall foul. Free-kick to Ireland from 25 yards out as Italy start to show their nerves with 12 minutes left.

  19. 77

    O'Shea shows his studs and concedes a free-kick, despite winning the ball from Balotelli. A crazy law.

  20. 76

    Doyle heads off and Jon Walters takes to the field in an Ireland change.

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