Italy comes into the game banged up, less rested, and with a tougher travel schedule. With all that said, the only player that may matter for them is Pirlo. He has been outstanding throughout much of the tournament and I expect Germany will try to deny him the ball. Italy does have a 3-0-4 record against Germany so the Germans will actually be looking for their first every victory against Italy. I think the fact that Italy had to play into penalty kicks and are on two days less rest will catch up to them. Germany is well rested and the deeper team. Take Germany.