I wonder how you think these two squads compare. 2006 team was very workman like. Stronger defensivley and a little more stingy. The goals came from many players. It took a real team effort to win the tournament. The midifeld partnership of Gattuso and Pirlo were in the prime of their lives. Cannavaro and Zambrotta were fantastic and Grosso came out of nowhere to be the top LB of the tournament. 2012 Italy on paper, not as good as the defence in 2006 but are performing well so far. This is the best i've ever seen Bonucci and Barzagli play. There is more control and better passing in the midfield. There is more versatility in this Italy than Lippi's team. I would even say this is attack is much more dangerous. The 2006 Italy had Toni, but he played no where near the bomber he was in Firenze. Balo by contrast is ice cold. What do you think?