- Associated Press - Thursday, June 28, 2012

WARSAW, POLAND (AP) - Germany plays Italy Thursday with a place in the final of Euro 2012 at stake. Follow the action here. All times are Polish.

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2233: It’s not Germany’s night. Hummels fires in a goal-bound shot from close range _ but it’s straight at Buffon. Four minutes of extra time.

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2226: Di Natale breaks the offside trap and has a great chance but fires into the side netting. Italy then has the ball in the net seconds later but Balzaretti is flagged offside before scoring. Germany looks finished here, leaving big gaps in midfield and at the back.

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2220: Marchisio again wastes a chance to finish the match off. After some fine link-up play by Pirlo, he breaks into the box but instead of crossing to the unmarked Di Natale, Marchisio goes for goal and fires wide. Suffice to say his teammate isn’t happy with that decision. Just over 10 minutes left here and Germany is on the brink of being eliminated.

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2216: Last throw of the dice by Loew: He takes off Boateng and replaces him with Mueller, an attacking midfielder.

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2214: Di Natale replaces Balotelli. So, no chance of a hat trick tonight _ and you have to wonder if the manager has an eye on the final and fears Mario may do something rash here and earn a second yellow.

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2211: Marchisio just had an opportunity to put this game beyond doubt, but he blasts his shot wide of a relieved Neuer’s goal. Just over 30 minutes to go here.

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2205: Germany so close to getting a goal back, but Reus’ curling free kick is spectacularly tipped clear by Buffon, the ball clipping the bar on the way over.

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