Posted by: Real Madrid Videos | June 18, 2008

Spain 2-1 Greece EURO 2008

Spain 2-1 Greece (Final)

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42′ Angelos Charisteas 1-0 [Greece] WATCH IT HERE

61′ Rubén de la Red 1-1 [Spain] WATCH IT HERE

88′ Daniel Güiza 2-1 [Spain] WATCH IT HERE

Spain:
The Spanish team has already qualified to the quarter finals after its tow wins against Russia 4-1 and 2-1 against Sweden, performances which have made them one of the tournament favorites besides Netherlands and Portugal.
Spain assured the first place in group D and they will play against Italy [Second of group C] in the quarter finals.

Spain changes: as Group D leader Spain confirmed the first place in this group their result against Greece will not change any thing so most players are going to stay in the banch and take some rest for the next match against Italy, also it is a great chance to the substitutes to show their qualities in EURO 2008.
Here is the coach Luis Aragones Interview: “The changes are both to rest players and to give a chance to others to show why there are in the national squad,” explained the coach. “We already have some problems with fatigue with [Carles] Puyol for example, so the most important thing is to rest players.

Next Match: After Italy’s win over France and as a second place holder in Group C, Italy’s quarter finals match will be against Spain [David Villa and Co against Luca Toni and Co, what a match]
here is what the 69-year-old Spanish coach Luis Aragonés said about this game:”As coach I must have the intelligence to think, ‘We are already in the next stage and I should also give players a chance’ he added commenting on today’s match against Greece: “I expect my players to give a great performance against Greece, to show why they are in the squad and to win.”
According to the Spanish coach press conference I think Cassillas, Villa, Silva, Poyul, Cazorla and Fernado Torres will be replaced by Reina [Goal keeper], Fabregas, Guiza maybe de lared…

Greece:
2004 Champions could not keep the EURO Cup in Greece after their tow killing results against Sweden 2-0 and 1-0 against Russia.
Greece wants to show a good performance today against Spain in their final match of EURO 2008 as the 69 years old German coach said: “It’s my intention, and I’ve told my team the same, to play at 100 per cent, not to hold back. We must finish the tournament in a way that is worthy of our team. The new faces who will come into the lineup will have to show they deserve to play for the national team.”
He also mentioned his impression towards Spain, Otto Rehhagel said:”I think the Spain team is exceptional,” he said. “They have proved their quality in the last two matches and we will have to be at our best tomorrow, even if their coach makes changes. It’s important for us to play along the same lines as we did against Russia.”
There will be some changes in the Greek team, Dimitris Salpingidis would start up front instead of the injured Fanis Gekas, also Loukas Vintra and Nikos Spiropoulos could replace Giourkas Seitaridis and Vassilis Torosidis.

Match Statistics:
Spain played Greece 4 times in the last 8 years, one of these games was in EURO 2004 in Portugal 1-1, an other friendly match was a year ago where Spain won 3-2.
In General Spain Faced Greece 9 times, 6 wins for Spain and only one win for Greece, today’s match will be the 10th match in Spain Vs Greece History, I hope That Spain will win their 7th match.

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Responses

  1. Finally teh Champion Scored, wow the only goal in EURO 2008 for Greece is scored against Spain!!

  2. the only teams 100% points win are: Spain, Croatia and Netherlands 9 points each.
    Great job


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