Spain: Euro 2012 Winner sets Couple of Records
Spain 4-0 Italy
Spain becomes the first team to successfully defend the Euro Title after Del Bosque men gave the ‘men in the blue’ no chance anywhere in the game in a 4-0 win in the Finals.
The Spanish Giants were able to grab couple of records in the final moment of the European 2012 Championship after they become favorites in the one month long tournament performing superb in the final match of the campaign.
The tournament held many records in Spanish hand including:
- Spaniard are now the first and only team to win back to back European championship as they defended their Euro 2008 title fascinatingly.
- The match gave birth to yet another record when Casillas reached his 100th international win which is a first time any player has been honored with this achievement for his nation in the history of Football.
- Otherr record was set by Chelsea man Torres after he scored goals in two consecutive Euro cup final as his goal in Euro 2006 final was the decider which separated them from Germany.
- 4-0 Win is the largest win ever in European cup Final . It was previously West Germany who scored 3-0 to Soviet Union back in 1972.
- Spain now share record with Germany to Win Most European Title(3).
- Xavi’s two assist also makes record in Final matches.
Spain had been crowned the European Championship after they scored two goals each in either half of the game to dominant the finalist Italy. David Silva started the scoreboard change when he was able to pick up a cross header from Fabregas in 14′. He ended with fine header to provide the World winners a fine break through which was later followed by Jordi Alba. Alba appeared from nowhere to collect Xavi’s through ball which he managed to send into the net to provide another advantage few minutes before the ending of the first half.
Spain made the second half similar as they were able to find next two goals in the other end of the game. Torres who was just allowed to enter the pitch in 75′ registered his name in both the goals, one as a scorer and other as assist maker. It was Torres who won the Golden Boot Title in the tournament.
Torres entered the pitch in 75′ replacing Fabregas and he was able to provide Spain other Charm as he scored in 84′ after he collected long through ball from Xavi and scored it just away from Buffon’s left hand. He then provide a free chance to Jaun Mata who was allowed just 5 minutes in the pitch. Mata replaced Iniesta in 87′ and scored 60 seconds after his entrance while he got an open post chance after Torres created ball for him.
Spain started the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Italy in Group C and later stood as the group winners leading Italy by 2 points. They defeated Croatia 1-0 and 4-0 to Ireland in which Torres was given starting place and he proved worthy scoring double in Spain’s win.
Spain played to the Group D runner ups France in Quarter finals and they successfully sidelined France in a 2-0 win to advance to the semifinals where they won to Portugal only in penalty. Both Portugal and Spain was unable to score in 120 minutes of play and finally Spain got a reason to breathe after Fabregas scored the winning penalties which sent them to the finals.
Spain won the finals and proved that they could beat every nation in this world. They have been in great touch and dominating the World football since 2006 when they won their second European cup. Spain boss Del Bosque believes that this win will produce a positive mentality in the players and they will soon start with fresh new ideas for World cup matches.