KIEV-Spain appeared superior in the 2012 European Cup final. With their fierce slaughter Italy 4-0 in a match at the Olympic Stadium Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday or Monday (02/07/2012) early morning hrs. Four-goal victory “La Furia Roja” scored by David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres, and Juan Mata.
Both teams started the game with a slow tempo since the early minutes. Spanish with tiki-taka tactics able to confine the defense of Italy. Xavi Hernandez opened the first opportunity for Spain in the 10th minute. However, the balls hard kick started working nicely with Cesc Fabregas out of the penalty box was floated over the crossbar thin Italy.
Four minutes later, the Spanish were finally able to change the first score thanks to goals from Silva in the 14th minute. Starting from a Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and took off through pass to Fabregas. Escaped the offside trap, Fabregas then pierced the heart of the defense and let the bait drop is immediately struck by Silva’s header. Silva headed the ball into the goal, 1-0 to Spain.
Left behind one goal, Italy can not remain silent. Mario Balotelli almost equalized with a header when Federico Balzaretti’s cross can not be pushed over by goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the 27th minute.
By the mid-first round, Spain more survive. While Italy continues to try to dismantle the defenses Gerard Pique et al. Antonio Cassano got a chance in the 29th minute. Unfortunately, AC Milan striker’s shot was weak and the ball can be easily anticipated by Casillas.
Four minutes later, again Casillas again performed brilliantly. This time, Real Madrid goalkeeper was able to withstand the harsh kick Ignazio Abate from outside the box in the 33rd minute with very well.
Combination of Andrea Pirlo and Riccardo Montolivo continue to confine the defense of Spain until the last minute of the first half. Continued to attack, “Gli Azzurri” lost concentration in defense. Finally, it can be used Spanish to score his second goal by Alba in the 42nd minute. Receive cooked through pass from Xavi, Alba then kick off the horizontal directional without being able to anticipate Buffon.
After halftime, Italy directly suppress the Spanish defense. Substitute Antonio Di Natale, had a golden opportunity after an offside pass at minute 51. However, the balls hard kick in the penalty box can still be very well anticipated by Casillas.
Slowed the tempo of the game midway through the second. Italy seems difficult to penetrate the Spanish defense. While Vicente Del Bosque’s side more to play the ball in midfield, while occasionally malicious attacks from the wings.
Entering the last ten minutes, Italy looks more and more frustrated because it was unable to penetrate the Spanish fortress. It was later used by Iniesta and his friends to take over the game.
At the 84th minute, substitute Fernando Torres finally dashed the hopes of Italy after the Spanish were able to add the advantage to 3-0. Receiving feedback from Xavi, Chelsea striker was offside passes and directed the kick off straight into the left corner without being able to anticipate Buffon.
Two minutes remaining, substitute, Juan Mata, fulfilled the score to 4-0 to Spain after able to maximize the benefits of the bait Torres. Score was also last until the end of the game and make Spain as European champions in 2012.