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Buffon's anger says a lot about Italy's intentions

India TV News Desk 29 Jun 2012, 20:31:52 IST
India TV News Desk
Poland, Jun 29: If there's anyone still wondering what Italy's intentions are at this European Championship, they need look no further than Gianluigi Buffon's angry reaction after the Azzurri's semifinal win over Germany.

While his teammates celebrated, Buffon could not ignore the way Italy allowed a penalty kick in injury time of a 2-1 win, plus a few other chances for Germany that could have sent the match to extra time.

Buffon says “I don't celebrate second place. ... We should have avoided those last five minutes of sufferance. ... Football is a game, but when you reach the semifinals of a European Championship it's not a game any more.”

One of the pillars of Italy's 2006 World Cup victory, Buffon can add another trophy with a win over Spain in Sunday's final.