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Roma's De Rossi delighted for shootout hero Diamanti

AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi was delighted for Bologna's Alessandro Diamanti after Italy's victory over England.

The Euros quarterfinal was decided on penalties.

De Rossi said: "I really like Diamanti, someone who played in the lower leagues and took a long time to reach the big stage, seeing him score the decisive penalties in the European quarter-finals was impressive.

"We did expect this sort of performance, as England have good players, but they do set out in a very defensive way.

"With the second chance I was sure that I wasn't offside, but I thought the goalkeeper was closer to me than he actually was, so I rushed the finish and didn't take time to control the ball first."

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