Saturday, June 21, 2008

EURO2008: Italy Leaves France Behind for the Quarter-Finals

Italy claimed a quarter-final duel with Spain as they sent France out of Euro 2008. France evening was a nightmare, losing key man Franck Ribery to a serious injury after only seven minutes. Eric Abidal was then sent off for a foul on Luca Toni to give the Italians a penalty, sent in by Andrea Pirlo after 25 minutes. Thierry Henry deflected in Daniele De Rossi's 30-yard free-kick in the 62nd minute as the world champions joined the group winners Netherlands in the quarters.

0-1 Andrea Pirlo 25" (penalty kick)

0-2 Daniele De Rossi 62"

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