Mario Balotelli fired Italy into the Euro 2012 final - then dedicated his brace to his adopted mother.

Balotelli's first-half double was enough to secure a 2-1 win over Germany in Warsaw, and book a showdown with champions Spain on Sunday.

And at the final whistle, the Manchester City star embraced Silvia, who brought him up from the age of two after he was born in Italy to Ghanaian immigrants, and he said: "After the game, when I went to my mum I said 'these goals are for you'."

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