Spain Rolls For Legendary 3rd Straight Major
With their Euro Championship, Spain becomes the first team to win back-to-back Euros as well as the first team to win three consecutive majors (the last two Euros and the 2010 World Cup). The victory also gives Spain their third Euro Championship, which ties Germany for most all time.
But of all the accolades you can attribute to team Spain today, the most impressive of all of them demonstrates the absolute dominance of the team in the past couple weeks. Spain didn’t allow a single goal in their last 500 minutes of play in this year’s Euro tournament – absolutely amazing. And while you could attribute a lot of this streak to solid defense and excellent ball control throughout the past couple rounds, today’s shutout was in large part due to a great performance from superstar keeper Iker Casillas.
The ball possession today was about 50/50 and Italy had their opportunities to break Spain’s remarkable streak of not allowing a goal, but Casillas was always up to the challenge, tipping away crosses and always in the place he needed to be.
So despite the absence of both David Villa and Carles Puyol, team Spain has proven once again they are the top team in Europe and we’ll see in the 2014 World Cup who may be up to the challenge of dethroning the legendary squad.