Sunday, June 29, 2008

Euro 2008: Underdogs no more!!!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008:
  • Germany 0 - 1 Spain(Torres 33rd minute)

  • It was not a great final but Spain did enough to squeak by a completely inept and awful German team to win their first major tournament in 44 years. After being the pre-tournaments for a majority of the World Cups and European Champions since the mid 1990's, Spain have finally delivered a winning team. Overall, Spain went unbeaten through their 6 games, winning their groups games 4-1 vs Russia, 2-1 vs Sweden, 2-1 vs Greece followed by a penalty shoot-out win over Italy in the Quarter Finals (0-0 after 120 min, 4-2 on kicks) and a 3-0 result over Russia in the Semi's. Spanish striker David Villa, who was injured for the final, ends the tournament as top-scorer with 4 goals.

    Germany on their part were nothing but drama queens. The German captain Ballack was more concerned about showing his anger at the officials and running around shouting at them and even at his team-mates. They never tested the Spanish goal-keeper and despite having all three forwards on the pitch near the end, could not even get the ball on target.

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