Italy coach Cesare Prandelli will be looking for his side to extend their proud record of never losing to Germany in a major finals when they meet in Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final in Warsaw.
"There is no such thing as an invincible side," said Prandelli. "Germany has that sense of knowing what they need to do. "They are also physically strong and have players who have tasted international success at club level, so they are a side with the ingredients to go all the way. But we will study them closely and work on the few weak points they have."