Andrea Pirlo: Top 3 Euro Cup Moments

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POZNAN, POLAND – JUNE 18: Kevin Doyle of Republic of Ireland and Andrea Pirlo of Italy battle for the ball during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Italy and Ireland at The Municipal Stadium on June 18, 2012 in Poznan, Poland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

June 18, 2012

 

Needing a win to qualify to the quarterfinals, thanks to Pirlo, Italy grabbed the three points in a 2-0 win over the Republic of Ireland. Like said before, Pirlo was never known to be a scoring threat, but played a major role in setting up the goal.

As an NYCFC supporter, you’ve definitely seen Pirlo’s dangerous cross, especially this year. In this particular case, Pirlo whipped in an amazing ball towards Cassano who then buried the ball in the back of the net.

Pirlo’s set up was the real story behind the goal and this gave his nation a comfortable one goal lead. Italy would eventually grab it’s second goal in the late minutes thanks to Mario Balotelli. Italy squeaked through the group as runners-up and went on to face England. 

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