Spain Thrash Italy to Win Euro 2012

They were called boring, people said they were tired and jaded after a grueling season, some even said they were not even close to playing their best football – Spain had nothing to say but to win the most coveted football prize in Europe to shut everybody up. Spain won the final 4-0 with goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata.

The European Football Championship held in Ukraine and Poland came to a climax last Sunday with two much fancied teams in Italy and Spain battling for top honors. Spain came into the game as favorites, but Italy’s spirited win in the semi-finals against favorites Germany meant Spain were going to be stretched. As it turned out, it was the Italians who were stretched to the maximum – they couldn’t wait for the final whistle to put an end to their misery.

To be honest, it was a day of barren luck for the Italians who had to make a substitution halfway through the first half due to injury. They made two more substitutions early in the second half. When Thiago Motta was stretchered off the field in the 62nd minute, there was no way back for the Italians, having to play 30 minutes with 10 men against the marauding World Champions.

What’s new in Euro 2012?

The UEFA European football championship is a tournament which features 16 international teams competing for the title which is considered to be one of the most precious titles in the football arena. But the this time around there things and events that might astonish people round the world when they see that this year’s Euro 2012 is being organized and hosted by Poland and Ukraine, two nations which earlier didn’t get a chance tohost such championships in their country. There might have been reasons behind it but it feels fresh to witness such a feat achieved.

Now the major problem which troubled the organizers before the tournament was anticipation of untoward incidents that might possibly occur during the tournament and it was truly a gamble which the organizers made when they decided to conduct some of the matches in Ukraine and Poland. But their gamble paid off as no such incident which could possibly put off the mood of the whole tournament never took place. One more thing that might be noticed in this tournament is that the players who play exceptionally well all round the year and on all sorts of stages were a flop. Some of them just managed a goal or two which wasn’t up to their expectations. Many of the teams which were expected to fare well also failed to do so like Netherlands who ended up as runners-up in the World cup 2010. Cristiano Ronaldo fared well and played as he was expected to by supporting his team with excellent performances.


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