Tonight It's the final. Euro2012 come to its conclusion and it was one of the best I have seen in years. Most of the games have been played openly eccept for some teams that have decided to come back in the past and play a defensive game but, overall was a great spectacle to watch. It 's still an event that happens every 4 years and because England don't play does not sound like a good excuse not to follow the game.
Spain-Italy, who wins tonight in Kiev, takes it all. Roja will also take place in the legend of football if they won, completing the treble of consecutive successes: Euro 2008 in Austria-Switzerland, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and Euro 2012 in Poland-Ukraine. Italy will resume the scepter instead, if won tonight, after winning the World Cup in 2006, in Berlin. Italy after the 2006 world cup seemed to pass the ball to Spain when in Vienna ended 4-2 on penalties in the quarter the European Championship and from that moment Spain began the cycle of success. Then it was a hand-over, who knows may be repeated tonight in roles reversed. There may be a successful balance of contemporary history: a World Cup and a European each in the last four big competitions. There will be a duel between 2 giants in football.
Why Spain? Del Bosque team is certanly the winning generation. Like a few others, in the history of football. The successes are written down for ever , but these Spaniards have dominated the scene even with the clubs, as evidence of their absolute value. Especially with Barcelona, the backbone of Spain, the various Pique, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, Fabregas. Players accustomed to lift trophies and because of that they may feel stronger. They have confidence and conviction. And yet the group of Real Madrid, Casillas in the head with Mourinho on the bench has started to put on the bulletin board trophies. It 'a core used to playing the finals, knows how to interpret it. Then Spain, or rather, the Barcelona and Spain, by extension, has released a patented and unique way of playing. Which is seeking, with appropriate corrective peculiar, also Italy. The characteristic features are: playing ball on the ground, possession prolonged offensive mentality, territorial dominance, pressing high and not an attack centered on the individual, but on the concept of space in depth. Now, when two teams that play in a similar manner, usually the stronger one wins, or at least the most tried and tested. Finally, Spain has an extraordinary motivation, complete the treble: it is no coincidence that the Spanish clans talk about the most important game than ever.
Why Italy? Italy arrives in Kiev with the best mood: that of someone who has gone beyond expectations, with less pressure on the final, although a final of a European is a unique opportunity. And with a growing mental and physical condition. The Italy of direct elimination matches is better than that seen in the group, and Germany has gone one better than with England. A gradual awareness of his own means. While Spain has limp semi-final with Portugal. The Azzurri should be optimistic after Spain display in the semifinal but of course the final will be a new game and will be making new highlights. In 11 previous ufficial meetings Spain has won only once, although it should be added the success of 2008 on penaltys to make 2 victorys for Spain out of 11 meetings. And yet, even that super Spain from 2008 struggled against Italy. In August 2011, in a friendly in Bari, Italy has won, playing well and also three weeks ago, in Gdansk, in the their first European game, the teams drew 1-1, playing even, and moving ahead. It made realized, to the italian that "the Spanish are human." Italy has a center attack, what is missing in Spain, although it could still play in front of Fabregas, which is a great playmaker. But if Balotelli will be the same as Warsaw with Germany, Italy will be more accustomed to verticalization of the narcissistic Spain and that is difference between the tika-taka ( Spain) and deadly attack from Italy.
Last game Italy and Spain formations were different then tonight final. Italy played 3-5-2 and Spain played without strikers. Here an explanation how it worked for both teams.http://www.zonalmarking.net/2012/06/10/ ... e-a-3-5-2/
Tonight formations may be those:
Italy (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Abate, Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini; De Rossi, Pirlo, Marchisio; Montolivo; Balotelli, Cassano. Ct: Prandelli
Spain (4-3-3): Casillas; Arbeloa, Piquè, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Alonso, Xavi; Pedro, Fábregas, Iniesta. All.: Del Bosque