Handle with care: Cesare Prandelli helps Balotelli leave the pitch after his substitution
'He was excellent, like the entire team,' said Prandelli.
'I really believe that a team needs to have an idea of the way they play, and he really subscribed to this playing style.
'He ran into space high up the pitch, was always available, and put in a very good
performance this evening.'
For Germany manager Joachim Low, it was another shattering disappointment.
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The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|