England-Italy: When the student is better than the teacher
Italy passes on penalties after dominating throughout the game, exit would only be an insult to football. England, too submissive, tried to follow the plan as Chelsea against Bayern Munich, but luck only comes once. The god of football got tired of making win teams do not play football.This game has no story, even though it ended on penalties, and could end up in a goleada, but unfortunately the Italian strikers Balotelli and Cassano can not find the door, creating as many as 21 actions in the area but not finalize even one. Owning is not enough, they must score. And Italy is trying in every way. On a parable of Pirlo, Balotelli delays to lob Hart, out of the poles (25 ‘), on the next Montolivo, goes to snip, but central (31’).
The match could only end with the Italian victory, all’s well that ends well, they say in these cases. But there are still a lot of things to fix: too many regrets in the penalty area, to be placed against Germany because those are not very forgiving. But Italy is beautiful, with a “spanish” possession, almost 68%.
England plays Italian (it may be time to change this term after this game), and can not even create a little fear but they made some actions in which they certainly have more substance of the Italian team . But Rooney is just tickled to the Italians, and even though in the second half Hodgson enters Walcott and Carroll, history repeats itself: they work more in defense than in attack.
Extra time does not say anything new: only Italy plays with Carroll becoming a wonderful defender. But when it comes to the penalties, history seems to repeat itself: and as if it ended as Chelsea-Bayern Munich,a dominated game and then lost on penalties?! No, it can happen one other time. And it is the penalty of Pirlo that make us to understand why. Because Italy has too much class and quality to exit, the god of football would not allow it. And Cole, Chelsea player, mistakes the last penalty. Now he knows what it means lose on penalties. It ‘s just ended like that, and even the English they know, it is deserved.