Italy’s biblical semi-final win over Germany

Every time I hear ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – that most legendary of all football anthems – I am immediately reminded of Italy’s epic win over Germany at the 2006 World Cup.

I feel very lucky to have been at that Biblical encounter at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund. It’s the greatest footballing experience of my life – and I doubt it will ever be surpassed.

I travelled to Germany with my friend Giuseppe to follow Italy’s journey. We had already been at all of the Azzurri’s previous five games on route to the semi-final.

We had seen Daniele De Rossi rearrange Brian McBride’s…


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