Sunday, 1 July 2012

Spain wins Euro 2012

Congratulations to Spain for winning the Euro 2012 championship. They did so in convincing fashion over runner up Italy. The score was 4-0 but the game only truly became out of reach when Italy lost Thiago Motta to jury after already using up their 3 subs. This is a move that Prandelli gambled on and it didn't pay off as the team needed to go on attack to try to score after going down 2-0 in the first half.

The second half saw 2 Spanish substitutes come on to score goals to put the game fully out of reach. Fernando Torres came on and scored to make it 3-0 and shortly after, Torres received another through ball where he made a clever nudge of the ball towards Juan Mata who scored into a wide open net with no chance of stopping it. The unselfish play of Torres showed just how smart of a striker he is and perhaps was worthy of more playing time in this tournament. He played half the games and was 1 goal shy of leading the tournament in goals.

Congratulations to Spain on their 2008, 2010 and 2012 titles which is a record that surely no other European team is going to be able to match. 

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