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Postby Fawzi » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:52 pm

Spain deserve to win. They played much better than the Germans, and they were the best team in the competition. Germany were really dissapointing. German teams are reknowned for rising to the occasion, keep fighting till the end... They didn't.
I still can't understand why Joachim Low played a high defensive line. When you have a slow defense, facing very fast strikers, at the risk of many threaded balls by a midfield that likes to pass it around, you just don't do that.
Anyways,
Congratulations to all Spain fans
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Postby Nicktalopia » Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:52 am

Spain played a lot better.
The adventage of this result:Less fireworks.
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Postby Raneem » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:12 am

Germany did not play well, and its defense was very bad.
Spain deserved the win of the game, and the win of the cup!

Well done!
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Postby TranceFusion » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:33 am

ESPANA 1-0 Germany
Torres 33'

"CAMPEONES, REYES DE EUROPA, VIVA ESPAÑA... YA NO ES UN SUEÑO, SOMOS CAMPEONES DE EUROPA 44 AÑOS DESPUÉS... VIVA ESPAÑAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"
That's the title on page one of one of the top Spanish newspapers Marca. It says everything!

Spain deserved it badly, badly, damn badly! Always a favorite, never a winner. A curse that has been lasting 44 years, until 29 June 2008! Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla are going nuts at this moment! The Spaniards were the only team that played from beginning to end on the same level, every time controlling the game and showing patience and maturity. It's true that they didn't have tough teams in the group phase, but they still showed a lot of skills and a wonderful teamwork! The quarter final against Italy was the first real test for them and although they weren't able to score a goal despite their domination, they showed that they deserved to go to the final at least. I'm curious about how the semi-final Spain - Holland would have turned out. Casillas has convinced me years ago that he's the world's number one goalie, at least for me.

Tonight, after many attempts to win a tournament since 1964, La Furia Roja strikes at last! The Germans applied a big pressure in the first 10 minutes of the game but i wasn't worried AT ALL about the rest of the game. Germany showed weaknesses during the tournament, especially in the defence (4 goals conceded in QF and SF). This was absolutely perfect for such fast players like Torres and Sergio Ramos who love penetrating into the box. Villa's absence was certainly a negative point, but the Spanish team wasn't really affected by this. Why would it be when you have Torres upfront?! First, a head on the post, then a goal with an assist by no other than the young talented Gunner, Fabregas. And what a goal it was! Lahm just couldn't stop Torres and Lehmann was beaten. El Nino is becoming El Hombre.

The second half? Oh man... the Germans were REALLY LUCKY! It should have ended 3 or 4-0. The Germans didn't have any really dangerous occasion. Poor Marcos Senna... it was a 100% goal, well... 99% for sure! Germany most probably played their weakest game in this Euro, at the worst moment for them.

The Spanish king and queen and Zapatero were there. The Spaniards made an online petition about not letting the prime minister attend the final because he brings bad luck to whoever he supports (whether in politics or sports). Luckily today it wasn't the case! :D

CHAPEAU BAS TO LA FURIA ROJA

EDIT:
I forgot... the Spanish defence was amazing today!! I'm always confident when Casillas is there and Sergio Ramos is a monster! (in the positive meaning of the word) this defender has never stopped impressing me.
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Postby TranceFusion » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:24 am

[align=center]Statistics[/align]

History
Germany: 3 times (1972, 1980, 1996) twice as Western Germany
France: 2 times (1984, 2000)
Spain: 2 times (1964, 2008)
USSR: 1 time (1960)
Italy: 1 time (1968)
Czechoslovakia: 1 time (1976)
Holland: 1 time (1988)
Denmark: 1 time (1992)
Greece: 1 time (2004)


Top Scorers
4 goals: David Villa (Spain)
3 goals: Lukas Podolski (Germany), Hakan Yakin (Switzerland), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia)
2 goals: Fernando Torres (Spain), Daniel Guiza (Spain), Ivan Klasnic (Croatia), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden), Robin Van Persie (Holland), Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Holland), Wesley Sneijder (Holland), Nihat Kahveci (Turkey), Andryi Arshavin (Russia), Arda Turan (Turkey), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Michael Ballack (Germany)


Assists
3: Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Hamit Altintop (Turkey)
2: Eren Derdiyok (Switzerland), Dirk Kuyt (Holland), Wesley Sneijder (Holland), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Danijel Pranjic (Croatia), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Aleksandr Anyukov (Russia), Sergei Semak (Russia), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Lukas Podolski (Germany)


Best attacks
12 goals: Spain
10 goals: Holland, Germany
8 goals: Turkey
7 goals: Portugal, Russia
5 goals: Croatia
4 goals: Czech Republic


Worst defences
9: Turkey
8: Russia
7: Germany
6: Czech Republic, France, Portugal


Most shots in the game (average)
20.8: Spain
19.5: Holland
17.4: Russia
16.2: Portugal


Least shots in the game (average)
11: Romania, Sweden
11.3: Czech Republic, Greece
11.6: Germany


Total Shots
28: Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia)
20: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
19: Wesley Sneijder (Holland), Fernando Torres (Spain)
18: David Villa (Spain)
16: Luca Toni (Italy)
14: Jacek Krzynowek (Poland), Hamit Altintop (Turkey)
13: Robin Van Persie (Holland), Adrian Mutu (Romania), David Silva (Spain)
12: Michael Ballack (Germany)
11: Andryi Arshavin (Russia), Yuri Zhirkov (Russia), Lukas Podolski (Germany)
10: Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Holland)


Shots on Goal
12: David Villa (Spain)
11: Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia)
10: Fernando Torres (Spain)
8: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
7: Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Holland)
6: Angelos Charisteas (Greece), Andryi Arshavin (Russia), Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
5: Nuno Gomes (Portugal), Hakan Yakin (Switzerland), Adrian Mutu (Romania), Gokhan Inler (Switzerland), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), David Silva (Spain), Marcos Senna (Spain), Lukas Podolski (Germany), Michael Ballack (Germany)


Most shots not on target
15: Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia)
12: Luca Toni (Italy)


Oldest goal scorer (established record)
Ivica Vastic (Austria) 38 years and 257 days old. 12 June 2008 against Poland (1-1).


Youngest goal scorer
Cesc Fabregas (Spain) 21 years and 37 days. 10 June 2008 against Russia (4-1).


Fastest goal
Luka Modric (Croatia) on 3rd minute. 8 June 2008 against Austria (1-0).


Most fouls committed
17: Michael Ballack (Germany)
15: David Villa (Spain)
14: Marcos Senna (Spain)
13: Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia), Yuri Zhirkov (Russia)


Most fouls suffered
14: Valon Behrami (Switzerland), Luca Toni (Italy), Michael Ballack (Germany)
13: Gokhan Inler (Switzerland), Georgios Karagounis (Greece), David Villa (Spain), Konstantin Zyrianov (Russia)


Most offsides
7: Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia)
6: Fernando Torres (Spain)
5: Adrian Mutu (Romania), Robin Van Persie (Holland)
4: Mario Gomez (Germany)


10 best players (by UEFA experts)
1. Iker Casillas (Spain)
2. Carles Puyol (Spain)
3. Michael Ballack (Germany)
4. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
5. Marcos Senna (Spain)
6. David Villa (Spain)
7. Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
8. Andryi Arshavin (Russia)
9. Luka Modric (Croatia)
10. Hamit Altintop (Turkey)


News
Starting with Euro 2016, 24 teams will participate in the tournament (instead of 16 today).
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Postby lebanese_raver » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:47 am

Ouh thx for stats.. interesting to read them! Spain domanited most of them... I;m glad they won the eurocup.
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Postby Radima » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:56 am

thx for the stats...spain deserved the title...germany played bad!!! viva esana!!!!!!!!!
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Postby TranceFusion » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:30 pm

Xavi chosen by UEFA as the best player of the tournament.

UEFA's dreamteam of the Euro 2008:
Iker Casillas (Spain), Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Edwin van der Sar (Holland)

Carlos Marchena (Spain), Carles Puyol (Spain), Jose Bosingwa (Portugal), Pepe (Portugal), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Yuri Zhirkov (Russia)

Marcos Senna (Spain), Xavi Hernandez (Spain), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Michael Ballack (Germany), Lukas Podolski (Germany), Hamit Altintop (Turkey), Luka Modric (Croatia), Konstantin Zyrianov (Russia), Wesley Sneijder (Holland)

Fernando Torres (Spain), David Villa (Spain), Andryi Arshavin (Russia), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia)
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Postby Housezone » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:15 pm

VIVA l'Espania , Beautiful Match :D

Thanks Kamil For The Statistics !
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Postby Deema » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:10 pm

Never expected Spain to win.
Excellent match!
They deserved it ;)
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Postby rob » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:05 pm

My sincere condolence to all German fans :)
Spain played delightfully well during the whole tournament and deserve to hold the trophy, Congratz!

My Euro 08 Team would be,

Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
Iker Casillas (Spain)

Philipp Lahm (Germany)
Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
Carles Puyol (Spain)
Pepe (Portugal)
Khalid Boulahrouz (Netherlands)

Hamit Altintop (Turkey) (player of the tournament)
Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
Marcos Senna (Spain)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands)

Andrei Arshavin (Russia)
Fernando Torres (Spain)
David Villa (Spain)
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Postby Fawzi » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:00 pm

It's a relief to see a team that plays beautiful football winning the tournament, after the last two. That goes in the face of all those who believe that winning tournament is done by playing negative football.
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Postby rob » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:39 am

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Postby TranceFusion » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:32 pm

^^ Just say "Greece & co" :mrgreen:
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