Andrea Pirlo

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Oct 22nd, 2012
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Beating Shakhtar Donetsk lately has proven to be nearly impossible for its opponents in all competitions. Claudio Villa/Getty Images Chelsea and Shakhtar Donetsk, the two clubs sitting atop Group E, meet in Donetsk on Tuesday in what certainly promises to be a thrilling match. If either team should w...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 18th, 2012
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It is time for Chelsea to go about defending their European Crown, they begin their campaign at home to Italian Champions Juventus. Now, without the talismatic striker Didier Drogba, who played a pivotal role in winning them their first UEFA Champions League, this new look Chelsea side will want to g...
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Jun 28th, 2012
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Short of climbing in a fountain or disappearing off on the back of a Vespa, Mario Balotelli could not have conjured up La Dolce Vita more for Italy on Thursday night. Balotelli lit up the National Stadium with two magical goals and a rare smile to send Italy through to Sunday’s final of Euro 2012, [&...
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Jun 27th, 2012
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It’s a great line-up for the semi-finals and this to me is what makes the European Championship the best international tournament, above the World Cup. You have four top-quality sides and games that could go either way. But I went with a Germany-Spain final at the start and I’m sticking with that. On...
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Jun 25th, 2012
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Andrea Pirlo has revealed he chipped his penalty in Italy’s shootout win over England to put pressure on Roy Hodgson’s side. The Azzurri dominated their Euro 2012 quarter-final in Kiev but after 120 minutes and no goals, England were handed an early advantage when Riccardo Montolivio sent his p...
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Jun 15th, 2012
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In perhaps Euro 2012′s most intriguing match so far, European and world champions Spain were held to a 1-1 draw by Italy. The Spaniards fielded a strange lineup void of a single true striker as attacking midfielders David Silva and Andres Iniesta were joined by central midfielder Cesc Fabregas in for...
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Jun 14th, 2012
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Croatia held Italy to a 1-1 draw in their Euro 2012 Group C clash at the Municipal Stadium here on Thursday to boost their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals. Italy totally dominated the first period and went in at the break a goal to the good through a sumptuous Andrea Pirlo free-kick. But a...
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Apr 12th, 2012
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Alessandro Del Piero rolled back the years with a peach of a goal to hand Juventus a potentially decisive 2-1 victory over Lazio on Wednesday night – a result which sends them back to the top of the Serie A table. Simone Pepe had given the hosts a first half lead before Stefano Mauri equalised ...
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Mar 3rd, 2012
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me 90+4′Hetemaj on the left is blocked out by Caceres. Chievo looking for a winner! 90+3′Chievo slow things down in midfield… Moscardelli turns with a quick throw and almost scores with an incredible volley! He lobbed it with power from 40 yards out and Buffon was relieved to see it...
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Feb 28th, 2012
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90′ +1 There is a queue waiting for every ball into the USA box, but every time it is an American head that makes the clearance. For all their possession, the Italians have not created an outstanding chance tonight. 89′ Terrence Boyd makes 50 yards as he carries the ball at the Italian defence with [...