June 30, 2006

Italy 3, Ukraine 0: To no one's surprise, the Azzurri are through. Gianluca Zambrotta's goal in the sixth minute was all Italy needed, and Luca Toni ensured the Ukrainians would sleep with the fishes by scoring two easy tap-ins in the second half. Ukraine came close several times, hitting the cross bar twice, but failed to score on Gianlugi Buffon, who has yet to allow a shot past him in the World Cup.* The only blemish on Italy, as they head to the semifinals on July 4 against Germany, is the 1-1 draw with the U.S.

*The only goal he conceded was an own goal.

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