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Croatia, Italy in water polo final

Updated: August 10, 2012, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- First a win over three-time defending Olympic champion Hungary, and now another over gold-medal favorite Serbia.

Not a bad few days for the Italian men's water polo team.

Led by Valentino Gallo's three goals, Italy upset Serbia 9-7 on Friday to advance to the Olympic final against undefeated Croatia, which beat Montenegro 7-5 in the other semifinal.

The 2011 world champion Italians scored four unanswered goals -- two of them on deflections -- over a five-minute stretch ...

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