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Spain have been crowned European champions for the second consecutive time after beating Italy 4-0 in a commanding performance in Kiev on Sunday night. Goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata sealed victory for La Roja in a one-sided game, and put Vicente del Bosque's men into the record books. There…
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Euro 2012’s final between Spain and Italy is set to be an interesting tactical battle, as the sides look to outfox their opponents in the pursuit of glory. A number of individual match-ups across the park will play their role in deciding the victor; here are five to watch. Andres Pirlo vs Xavi – As…
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Italy and Spain do battle in the culmination of Euro 2012, with the final being played in Kiev on Sunday night. The holders are the favourites, whilst the Azzurri have steadily improved throughout the campaign to take their place in the decider. Spain and Italy ironically met in the first game of Group C, playing…
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Sunday's Euro 2012 final sees holders Spain take on dark horses Italy in Kiev, in what should be a cagey last game to the tournament. Although the world champions go into the game as overwhelming favourites, the manner of the Azzurri's win over Germany will be a cause for concern for Vicente del Bosque and…
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Spain and Italy play out the Euro 2012 championships final in Kiev on Sunday night, as a fantastic summer of international football comes to an end. Spain enter the game as red-hot favourites and are unbeaten in the tournament to date. La Roja have only conceded one goal so far, which was against Italy in…
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The first semi-final of Euro 2012 saw Spain sneak into their third successive major tournament final on penalties after the tightest of encounters against their Iberian rivals Portugal. Paulo Bento’s excellently-drilled side pushed the world champions all the way in a game as tightly-contested as Spain have been involved in for years. Cesc Fabregas, who…
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Portugal 4-2 Spain highlights Euro 2012 Semi-Final Portugal: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Meireles, Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Nani, Almeida, Ronaldo. Subs: Eduardo, Custodio, Quaresma, Nelson Oliveira, Ricardo Costa, Rolando, Ruben Micael, Varela, Miguel Lopes, Hugo Viana, Postiga, Beto. Spain: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso, Silva, Negredo,…
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Can Portugal cause an Iberian upset? When Portugal square up to neighbours Spain in the first Euro 2012 semi-final tonight few would disagree that they face a hugely-difficult task against the tournament favourites, current holders and world champions. Spain’s record in recent competitive international fixtures is enough to strike fear into any side and leave…
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Spain and Portugal play out an Iberian derby on Wednesday in the first of the Euro 2012 semi-finals, with a place in the final against Germany or Italy on the line. Spain will enter the game as overwhelming favourites, and rightly so given their quality and ability. La Roja topped Group C with seven points…
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As far as the statistics books are concerned, Spain have enjoyed the upper hand in their previous meetings with Wednesday's semi-final opponents, Portugal.
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Iberian rivals Portugal and Spain clash in what should be a monumental first Euro 2012 semi-final on Wednesday night. Euro 2012 betting odds still have Spain as one of the frontrunners for the tournament, but Vicente del Bosque's men have not shown the scintillating form of recent years in Ukraine and Poland as yet. La…
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Spain still the team to beat Spain ominously slipped into the semi-finals of Euro 2012 after beating a toothless-looking France 2-0 in Donetsk on Saturday night. Vicente del Bosque fielded a side with six midfielders and no recognised frontman, but with the talent such as that available in Spain’s engine room it is starting to…