Italy's Mario Balotelli scored two first-half goals that proved to be deciding in Italy's 2-1 dispatching of Germany in today's Euro 2012 semifinal in Warsaw.

Perhaps even more impressively, he managed to avoid earning a second yellow card after being given one for illegally removing his shirt in celebrating his second goal, an impressive 36th-minute breakaway. He came off after suffering a cramp in the 70th minute. Italy will face Spain in Sunday's final. [ESPN]