For Italy midfielder Riccardo Montolivo, Thursday's European Championship semifinal against Germany is a personal derby.

Montolivo's mother is German, his father is Italian and he wears the flag of both nations on his football boots.

Montolivo says ''those are the shoes I've worn ever since I started playing football, so I'm not changing them now.''

The midfielder missed a penalty in the shootout win over England in the quarterfinals and is looking for redemption against Germany.