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Euro 2008 Final: Germany V Spain


Alan

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So the final is tonight.

Who do you think will win it?

As much as I want Balack to win it, I think Spain will do it.

3-2 Spain.

Thoughts?

either an efficient 1-0 to germany, or penalties. though it depends on how the german defence plays. theyve looked pretty shaky so far, and if villa and torres can get at them then spain will win.

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I don't know how many goals will be scored but this one is certainly going to extra-time.

And if it goes to penalties, I'll go for Spain (I know the Germans are good at shoot-outs but then, its Lehmann v/s Casillas).

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The spain bias in the commentary has been rediculous

I wouldn't say it was bias - I just think they were recognising the fact that Spain showed up whereas Germany were atrocious. After a great tournament it is a shame o have such a disappointing final. Not so much disappointing in terms of the overall quality of the football because Spain did play some good stuff but disappointing in that Germany didn't come close t making a game of it.

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I wouldn't say it was bias - I just think they were recognising the fact that Spain showed up whereas Germany were atrocious. After a great tournament it is a shame o have such a disappointing final. Not so much disappointing in terms of the overall quality of the football because Spain did play some good stuff but disappointing in that Germany didn't come close t making a game of it.

i agree Germany were crap in the final and it was a very good tournament, just a shame spain won it

P.s. feel so sorry for ballack, how many finals has he missed/lost now?

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Congrats to Spain they deserved to win it really.

You have to feel sorry for Ballack, he has come so close to winning a number of trophies and has just come up short. 2 Champions League Finals, The World Cup Final, missing out on the treble/quadruple in Germanyv and now the Euro 2008 Final.

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Glad Spain won - their football was deserving of it. As the match went into the 5 minutes or so, I was praying Germany would not snatch a lucky equaliser and go on to win on penalties. Would have been one of the biggest injustices of all time.

Should have been at least 3-0.

Well Done Spain ::ChELSeAFaN::

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Glad Spain won - their football was deserving of it. As the match went into the 5 minutes or so, I was praying Germany would not snatch a lucky equaliser and go on to win on penalties. Would have been one of the biggest injustices of all time.

Should have been at least 3-0.

Well Done Spain ::ChELSeAFaN::

If Germany had equalised it would have been Spain's own fault. They did an Arsenal and ponced around without killing the game. Luckily for them Germany weren't good enough to take advantage of it.

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Glad Spain won, although despite some flashes of good football, Germany I felt did not really turn up.

Did Casillas actually have one save to make the entire game?

So forty odd years of hurt are over for Spain and Ballack must be wondering what the hell he has to do to win a final!

Great tournament overall though I feel.

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Thought Germany were less than average, very poor crossing from wide positions, no imagination going forward in Spain's half and never really threatened Spain at all. Thought Lahm should have done better for the goal, Torres shrugged him off too easily but a well taken goal. i wanted Germany to win just so Ballack claim a major medal, But Spain were the better side, could have won by more and looked comfortable all through the game. Deserved winners.

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Thought Germany were less than average, very poor crossing from wide positions, no imagination going forward in Spain's half and never really threatened Spain at all. Thought Lahm should have done better for the goal, Torres shrugged him off too easily but a well taken goal. i wanted Germany to win just so Ballack claim a major medal, But Spain were the better side, could have won by more and looked comfortable all through the game. Deserved winners.

A bit unfair to focus on two performances but I would say that the last two games has probably battered Lahm's reputation. I thought he was shockingly poor in the semi final and only marginally better than that in the first half today. Having said that the same could be said for Ballack and also the centre half pairing of Mertesacker and Metzelder. In fairness to Metzelder he has not played much football for Real in the last season due to injury but overall the pair of them were an accident waiting to happen!

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I thought Spain's football was great, some of the passing moves and nice to see them do something finally, I think the future looks great as well with such a young team.

Although, hasn't done much for the kick racism out of football campaign ::ChELSeAFaN::

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