Monday, July 02, 2012

All's well that ends well(?)

So, the real Spain finally did turn up at Euro 2012. 'Twas a real pity they have to deny us this flair till the finals but better late than never.

Yes, Spain were clearly the better team and Italy started slowly but the 4-0 scoreline does no justice to the hard-work, graft and occasional craft that the Italians showed. Motta's injury was an absolute disaster and denied us the grand-stand finish but still the Italians can return home proud and they have the base for a good, solid team in Brazil 2014.

My team of the tournament (4-1-3-2)
Lahm, Pepe, Ramos, Alba
Xabi Alonso (captain)
Ozil, Pirlo, Iniesta
Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic

Coach: Cesare Prandelli

Subs:Casillas, Hummels, Coentrao, Fabregas, Sneijder, Balotelli

PS:  After watching the Champions League in Ten Sports where the pundits are more clowns with no insightful punditry, it was a relief to hear Frank Lebouef. Also Neo's coverage of the Euros was excellent. Keep it up !!

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