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By Eduardo Maisonet, III / @edthesportsfan
For FOX Deportes
It wasn’t just the fact that Germany lost to Italy.
It wasn’t just the fact that Germany looked out of sync for the first time in the entire tournament.
It wasn’t just the fact that Germany once again lost to an Italian side again for the seventh consecutive time, that the Germans were on a 15-match winning streak in international competitions, and that they were in their fourth straight semifinals match at a major tournament. Nope, it was even more than that.
It was the fact that the one person they couldn’t afford to beat them, and he beat them twice. He pulled off his shirt in utter defiance, and single-handedly took ownership over the “man of the tournament” title with two sweeps of the leg.
That man, is Mario Barwuah Balotelli, and his team is one more win away from being on top of the European football mountaintop.