Aother fine Pirlo ball is flicked on to Balotelli, who rifles a low volley a goal - but Keylor Navas gets down well to keep it out, and then is up again quickly to smother the rebound.
Afternoon, Bristolian! It's warming up nicely.
Costa Rica have started well, but they really need to shut down Andrea Pirlo - everything Italy do is going through the Juve schemer.
Andrea Barzagli and Júnior Díaz collide here, and both re in pain... but they're up now, and fit to continue.
Mike, I'm calling 1-0 Italy.
Christian Bolaños cuts in from the left and swings a dipping shot at goal, which Gigi Buffon does well to get down to tip away strongly.
Ram, you're right - he makes it look easy, which is the most difficult thing to do in football.
Son, Italy have been quiet but are waking up. They're strong at the back, and I'd back the Azzurri and, funnily enough, Costa Rica to progress. Regardless of the scoreline here, I think they can beat England in the last group game.
Ram, that is a trio right there.