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EURO 2008 FINAL: GERMANY VS SPAIN

ALL HAIL EL NINO….

A mixed emotion can be defined as your mother in law driving off the cliff in your new BMW.. Same thing happened last night in Vienna.. Fernando Torres buried zee Germans.. A LFC player killed us.. Same thing as 4 years ago when Milan Baros buried zee Germans..The player is class.. Without doubt the number 1 striker in the world at present. I watched the game with Mo Cassim and Co at FTV in Cedar Square.. Swoosh this place is legendary.. We should consider it for future games.. Mo said before the game that if we loose, Lehmann will cause it..

And did he cause it. The MUGG ran out and I think called for the ball thus Lahm left it and El Nino punished. In Germany’s defence the fucken ITAL ref cost us with a crucial penalty decision. Capdevilla clearly handled the ball in the box. But bygones are bygones. We were outplayed and outclassed. Why take Lahm off and why start FRINGS. The man was dismal. He gave away crucial passes and was looking hopeless.. Podolski was phased out and El Kapitano or as Mo called him “ BAD LUCK BALLACK” was pathetic..

The man now lost in 6 consecutive finals. All in all he’s still a fighter and in a comment after the game said 2010 here I come. RESPECT to zee SKIPPER.. All in all we didn’t deserve it and Spain showed that consistency counts. The first team to win zee Euro without losing and having beat the Swedish, Russians (twice), Italians, Greece, and zee GERMANS they truly deserved it.. They beat the defending champs, world champs and the most consistent Euro nation.

Seth was in Vienna and hopefully will get some more pics..

Congrats to all you Spanish supporters.

TaKiLLa

We watched the game with a panel that included, Husain Mayet, Ebie Kop end, Firaz Jamaal, My bro and his swaar and the Toppie. And I was crossing live to the Bernabeau and Spanish headquarters where Riyad Loonat and the Spanish stronghold were based. Also I was conferencing with Seth who was in the stadium in Vienna
Killa Im sorry. ZK,Riyad Loonat and Irfaan Adam. Well Done. Its about time the Spanish did something. And well anyone that beats ITALY deserves to win the Crown. But the Spanish on the day were rampant. Tores was exellent on the night and so too was Marcos Senna.snuffing out the German Midfielder
This German defense barring Philip Lham was touted as the worst German defense in decades. Cassilas hardly made a save all night
But what was Arogones thinking when he took of Fabregas, Silva and Tores. Thats balls let me tell you. Against the Germans. What if the Germans equalised and then what. Thats f#4ken balls
Anyways well done Spain and back to the transfer mill now where Im sure we will see some big transfers
This was Goal.coms player analysis
GERMANY
Lehmann: 8 – The single reason why the winning margin was not much greater. Superb save to prevent Metzelder from turning the ball into his own net, and made a number of other stops. Could do nothing on Torres’ goal.
Friedrich: 4 – Germany have had some brilliant full backs over the years – Paul Breitner, Berti Vogts, Hans-Peter Briegel, Andreas Brehme – the list goes on and on. To mention Friedrich among any of these names would be blasphemy.
Mertesacker: 4 – Germany have also had a plethora of world class centre backs – Franz Beckenbauer, Jurgen Kohler and Matthias Sammer to name just a few – Herr Mertesacker is not one of these. At fault when Torres hit the post, and terrorised all night by the Liverpool man.
Metzelder: 5 – Also struggled, as he has during the whole tournament. Not even that overgrown beard can disguise his deficiencies. Part of the worst German defence since the 1940s.
Lahm: 5 – The fourth and final member of the Marx Brothers. Bright going forward, but again struggled badly defensively, and he allowed Torres to get round the back of him for the goal. Substituted at half time.
Schweinsteiger: 6.5 – One of Germany’s best players, full of energy and running. Made some intelligent runs into the box, although his set pieces were very poor.
Frings: 6 – Started the game authoritatively but could not gain a foothold thereafter, and seemed to tire in the second half.
Hitzlsperger: 5 – An honest player, but he quite clearly lacks the quality at this level of football. Outclassed by the Spanish midfielders, and replaced on 57 minutes.
Podolski: 5.5 – Tried hard but never really got into the game. Has had an excellent tournament but tonight it just didn’t happen for him. Must be credited for his fair play when Silva put his head into his face.
Ballack: 6 – Was a doubt for the game, and never really looked fully fit. Went closest to finding a German goal when he shot just wide in the second half.
Klose: 6 – Excellent in the first 15 minutes, and could have scored early on, however he contributed little thereafter as Spain completely dominated.
Substitutes
Jansen: 5 –
Came on at half time for Lahm but did no better than his Bayern team-mate. Comically played Sergio Ramos onside when Lehmann pulled off a fine save at 0-1.
Kuranyi: 5.5 – Brought on to add some extra firepower to the attack, but caused no problems to the Spanish defence at all.
Gomez: 5.5 – Similar assessment to Kuranyi. The story of Gomez’s tournament.
SPAIN
Casillas – 7 Unflappable all night, dealing with everything that came his way. Did particularly well on crosses. Having said this, he did not have a save of note to make.
Sergio Ramos – 6.5 Started nervously, and made a horrendous error that could have gifted an early goal to Klose. However he improved greatly as the game wore on and perhaps should have scored to make it 2-0.
Marchena – 7 Was believed to be the Spanish weak link coming into Euro 2008 but in truth he has had a good tournament, and he did well again tonight.
Puyol – 6.5 Showed all of his leadership qualities once aga

in, but not as impressive as he was against Italy and Russia, and made a couple of defensive errors.

Capdevila – 6 Caused some problems by Schweinsteiger during the first 20 minutes of the second half, but apart from this he had a generally sound game.
Iniesta – 8 Perhaps his best performance at the Euros. Caused the Germans problems all night with his jinking runs, and intelligent reverse passes. Outstanding.
Senna – 9 The exact player that Spain have been missing in recent years. Has carried out such a vital role in front of the back four all tournament and it was the same tonight. Tactically perfect. Player of the tournament?
Xavi – 9 Displayed all of his classy playmaking skills and ran the show in the middle of the park. The difference in technical quality between Xavi and the German midfielders was huge.
Silva – 7.5 Has been one of the best young players at the Euros, and once again displayed all of his raw talent tonight. Switched from right to left and caused both German full backs all sorts of problems. Could have been red carded though after his altercation with Podolski.
Fabregas – 6 Contributed to the team effort but it never really happened for Fabregas tonight. Was overshadowed by his midfield peers.
Torres – 8 Led the line on his own superbly, and caused the shambolic German defence all kinds of headaches. Hit the post with a header, before scoring the goal that won Spain their first major trophy in 44 years.
Substitutes
Xabi Alonso – 7 Germany had a bright start to the second half, but Alonso steadied the ship after coming on and helped Spain regain their dominance.
Cazorla – 6.5 Did well after coming on, linking up nicely with Iniesta and Xavi.
Güiza – 6.5 Has impressed as a substitute against both Italy and Russia, and he again was lively tonight. Almost set-up Senna for what would have been a deserved second goal.

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Comments (7)

  • ZK
    June 30, 2008 at 11:20 am Reply

    😀
    woohooo
    what a game and i have to agree with Killa Ftv was an awesome vanue 🙂

  • Anonymous
    June 30, 2008 at 11:27 am Reply

    Donadoni Was Betrayed By Del Piero
    Il Giornale claims that Roberto Donadoni wanted Alessandro Del Piero to take the first penalty against Spain during the Euro 2008 shootout defeat, but the Juventus man refused, and demanded to go last.

    The Azzurri crashed out to the eventual winners in the quarter finals, losing 4-2 on penalties following a goalless draw in Vienna.

    While Fabio Grosso and Mauro Camoranesi dispatched their spot-kicks, Daniele De Rossi and Antonio Di Natale, who were second and fourth in line respectively saw their efforts saved by Iker Casillas.

    Del Piero was due to take Italy’s fifth penalty, but never got the chance to as Cesc Fabregas ended things at 4-2.

    Il Giornale claims that Donadoni wanted Del Piero to go up first in the shootout, but the Golden Boy refused, demanding to take the last one.

    A similar thing happened in the 1994 World Cup shootout against Brazil when Roberto Baggio refused to go first, and indeed famously skied the ball over the bar when taking the fifth.

    Donadoni left his role as Italy coach last week, in order to make way for the return of 2006 World Cup winning hero Marcello Lippi.

  • Michel Platini
    June 30, 2008 at 12:28 pm Reply

    Uefa squad of Euro 2008
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    Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Iker Casillas (Spain), Edwin van der Sar (Holland); Jose Bosingwa (Portugal), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Carlos Marchena (Spain), Pepe (Portugal), Carles Puyol (Spain), Yuri Zhirkov (Russia); Hamit Altintop (Turkey), Luka Modric (Croatia), Marcos Senna (Spain), Xavi (Spain), Konstantin Zyryanov (Russia), Michael Ballack (Germany), Cesc Fabregas (Spain), Andres Iniesta (Spain), Lukas Podolski (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Holland); Andrei Arshavin (Russia), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia), Fernando Torres (Spain), David Villa (Spain).

  • Anonymous
    June 30, 2008 at 1:58 pm Reply

    Donandoni`s not making way the punk got fired….

  • Anonymous
    July 1, 2008 at 6:32 am Reply

    Shame, Torres cudnt do it for livertwats and now did it for Spain. Maybe liverfool should be renamed-Spain

  • Anonymous
    July 1, 2008 at 7:29 am Reply

    Fuck off Anon. did Ronaldo make the euro squad? his team mate Bosingwa and Pepe made it. where was he?

  • Anonymous
    July 1, 2008 at 10:19 am Reply

    we won the double who gives a shit?

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