Spain Achieves Its Second Euro Cup Trophy

Article by Stephen Lars

Spain has achieved its second EURO Cup trophy throughout its history by defeating this past Sunday the fierce some rival Germany by only one goal. The goal was scored by Fernando Torres at the minute 33 ending in such way a title less streak of 44-years being their last victory in 1964.

Torres who currently plays for the English club Liverpool received a pass from Xavi Hernández; and managed to quickly overcome Lahm and get the ball passed the German goalkeeper Lehman.

This goal is certainly a most valuable prize for the Spaniard as he previously tried to launch a shot but was unsuccessful to achieve it. “This is a dream. It is my first title. Justice to the best Euro Cup football team was accomplished. It’s good for football and good for the Spaniards now we have our place in Europe”, the forward scorer said, hero of the game for the Spaniard squad.

The triumph served as farewell for Coach Luis Aragones who at his 69 years old leaves the Spaniard national team with another international title.

“We have earned with brilliance. It’s a victory for all the Spaniards that will be able to say that we can win a Euro Cup”, indicated Aragones after being asked by the press in regards to who will be his successor.

Spain gained some ease with Torres’ goal after the German group was the one in control of the game, a very surprising situation for all spectators.German Coach Joachim Low did acknowledge Spain deserved the Euro Cup final victory and was the team with the best performance during the tournament. “Spain has played very well during the tournament. They have created more opportunities in the game and they deserve the victory. We are disappointed, although we can be satisfied of the tournament. It’s true we lost and we have to recognize our rout”, said Low.

Despite Germany being the dominant team during the beginning of the game the Spaniards were able to accomplish a more steady control of the ball to finally grasp the victory.

Spain had its first opportunity in the minute 14 with Andrés Iniesta by the left, whose pass to David Forest was stopped by Christoph Metzelder. Later on Torres’ goal arrived and Spain began little by little to gain control trusting in the velocity of the Liverpool’s forward. The best German occasion arrived in the minute 59 with a shot from Michael Ballack which brought doubts to last minute due to a muscular wound.

In the last minutes, Spain left the initiative to Germany, trusting in scoring a second goal, with Torres’ speed in the counterattack. Later on Dani Güiza substituted the Liverpool player in the minute 78, at the same time that the German player Mario Gómez, was put in the game instead of Klose.

Although; Marcos Senna had the opportunity of the second goal in his boots due to Güiza’s head pass, that the Hispanic Brazilian was not able to score. After Torres’ goal, Spain managed to maintain the rhythm as well as the empowering of the game making this the second win of an international title during their history.

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About the Author Stephen Lars has been a prominent writer on daily EURO 2008 games, sports news and the online betting industry for many exceptional sport web sites. You may reprint this article in its full content, please note no modifications to it are accepted.

Liverpool Recovers the Second Position of the Premier League

Article by Cindy Ferguson

During Sunday 1st of February, Liverpool managed to conquer its three ties chain by defeating Chelsea 2- in an encounter with some exhilaration that worked as stage to see Fernando Torres make his remarkable ambitions that weren’t noticed for the previous few of months time during which the footballer from Madrid was out due to an harm.

This victory was the resurgence for the Reds following not getting able to receive the accustomed very good results in the course of the previous month, which enliven their spirit just in time for their participation on the first knockout spherical of the UEFA Champions League.

From its component, Liverpool went out to the football area loaded with the finest Spaniard gamers in its lineup: Pepe Reina, Alvaro Arbeloa, Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso and Albert Riera all in charge of dealing with a Chelsea that, even with giving a difficult physical struggle, was lack of football top quality.

The very first part of this match concerned a strong hand-to-hand battle, with a poor display that made evident the various weaknesses of each crew which gave the impression that their tactic was incomplete, as they could only snatch the ball and dangerously get nearer to the rivals’ zone. Each contenders attempted to get the necessary precautions to repel the plays that could outcome in a aim from the adversary for that reason the Reds reinforced their offense even though Chelsea devoted to make powerful shots to the box.

The second fifty percent started with a greater intensity, as the Liverpool went in with all the intension of scoring, attacking potently with the purpose of dismantle the forceful defense of the Blues, which by then had turned in an apparently indestructible wall. But at the 60 minute, following the blues’ captain Frank Lampard was sent off, due to fault more than Xabi Alonso, the Chelsea was left with the bitter taste of the numerical disadvantage.

Subsequently it turned in a tireless assail from Liverpool to the keeper Petr Čech until finally, the a single in charge of piercing the shielding block was Fernando Torres, who took advantage of the minimal oversight of his enemy and strike the ball straight to the blue net at the minute 88.

Continuing pressuring the large wall blue developed in front of Čech, Rafa Benítez known as Albert Riera out to replace him for the Israeli Yossi Benayoun, who worked quite nicely in the left line, assisting Torres get to the front to make, on additional time (93′), the 2nd target.

As a result the Liverpool earned a well deserved victory that locations them in the second position of the Barclays Premier League with 51 factors and higher odds of fighting towards Manchester United for the leadership, who is proper now at the head of the table with 53 factors and a game significantly less than Liverpool and Chelsea, that stays in the third spot.

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About the AuthorCindy Ferguson is a substantial-ranking sports author, at present writing reviews on the European Football for the sports betting marketplace. Feel free of charge to reprint this write-up in its entirety on your website, make sure to depart all backlinks in place and do not modify any of the content material.