Olympics Water Polo: Italy to play Croatia in men's final

Valentino Gallo shoots for Italy

Italy shocked pre-tournament favourites Serbia to reach the men's water polo final in which they will face Croatia.

Valentino Gallo netted a hat-trick as Italy won 9-7 as they gained revenge for a 2011 World Championship defeat.

Croatia will try to stop Italy winning their first Olympic gold for 20 years after they maintained their unbeaten run with a 7-5 win over Montenegro.

Goalkeeper Josip Pavic was in top form while Sandro Sukno scored twice to seal a place in Sunday's final (15:50 BST).

European champions Serbia will face Montenegro in a repeat of the 2008 Beijing bronze medal match, which the former won.

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