Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas is of the belief that Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo are the men to be stopped in the Italian team.

The Barcelona ace and his Spanish teammates are preparing for the Euro2012 final against Italy in Kiev on Sunday and suggests that Juventus star Pirlo and last night's double-scoring Balotelli are the main dangers in the decider.

"We will have to stop Italy's attackers and Pirlo as well," Fabregas said.

"Balotelli is a great player and he showed it yesterday. He scored two great goals against Germany in the semi-finals.

"That says it all. I really liked the way he played. He will be a threat, like Antonio Cassano or any other player."

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