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Borini fires Italy into U21s final

Liverpool striker Borini scored the winning goal. Credit: PA

Italy will face Spain in the final of the European Under-21 Championship after Fabio Borini's goal secured a 1-0 win over Holland.

The Liverpool striker's cool 79th-minute finish settled a tense affair which had looked destined for extra-time before his intervention.

Prandelli sticks by Balotelli

Mario was very nervous. He conceded a lot of fouls and fell into the trap of reacting to provocation. He has to learn how to deal with certain situations and improve from that point of view.

We're trying to make him understand. I was planning to substitute him but I ran out of time.

– Italy manager Cesare Prandelli

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