• Khedira:"Real Madrid will bounce back against Manchester City"
  • Emanuelson "all hell will break loose" if Milan fail to beat Anderlecht
  • Girard: I want Montpellier fans to give Arsenal players hell
  • Manchester United is the most valuable club in sport by Forbes Magazine with a value of £1.43billion
  • Barcelona have reportedly offered €60m for Brazilian starlet Neymar
  • Luuk De Jong signs 5 years contract with Borussia,M'Gladbach will pay €15 M to Dutch side
  • Manchester City and Barcelona are interested in Falcao who might cost them more than €40 million
  • Guardiola agent rubbishes Russia links
  • David Beckham Suspended by MLS Committee
  • Thiago Silva, Hulk make Brazil's Olympic squad
  • Robin van Persie to Juventus?‎
  • Diego Forlan signs with Internacional
  • Tottenham Hotspur Could Be Set For £200m Investment
  • Luis Van Gaal is the coach of the Netherlands national team
  • Man United & Man City On red alert as Inter Milan admit that Sneijder sale is a possibility
  • Inter captured Handanovic and Matias Silvestre
  • Bayern offers €25 million for Martinez

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Euro 2012 final - Spain vs Italy facts and stats

  • Spain could become the first team in history to successfully defend their European Championship title.
  • Victory tonight would also see Spain become the first European side to win three consecutive major tournaments following their success at Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup.
  • Tonight's clash marks the fourth time a Euro final will be contested between teams who have already met earlier in the tournament, following meetings between Greece and Portugal (2004), Germany and the Czech Republic (1996), and Netherlands and the USSR (1988).
  • Tonight's Kiev final will be the 31st meeting between Italy and Spain. The Azzurri hold the advantage with 10 wins to Spain’s eight.
  • And Italy head to Kiev unbeaten against Spain at major tournaments (excluding penalty shoot-outs), with three wins and four draws to their name.
  • Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is also unbeaten in his two games in charge against Spain, with a 2-1 win in a friendly last August to his name along with the 1-1 draw in the opening game of Euro 2012.
  • Italy are unbeaten in their 15 competitive games under Prandelli, winning ten and drawing five.
  • Spain haven't conceded a goal in 900 minutes in the knockout stages of a major tournament - a run which started in the quarter-finals of Euro 2008
  • And Spain boast the best defensive record at Euro 2012, conceding just one goal throughout the tournament, and having just one shot on target against them in their last two games.
  • Italy have had the most shots at goal during Euro 2012, however, with 99 compared to Spain's 86.
Head to Head
10/06/2012UEFA EURO 2012Spain vs Italy0 : 3/41 - 1
11/08/2011FriendlyItaly vs Spain1/4 : 02 - 1
23/06/2008Euro2008Spain vs Italy0 : 1/40 - 0
27/03/2008FriendlySpain vs Italy0 : 1/41 - 0

SPAIN LAST 10 GAMES:                       
9 WINS 1 LOSS                                              

PROBABLE LINE UPS:                  
SPAIN [ 4-3-3 ]
Iker Casillas
Alvaro Arbeloa
Gerard Piqué
Sergio Ramos
Jordi Alba
Xavi Hernandez
Sergio Busquets
Xabi Alonso
David Silva
Cesc Fabregas
Andrés Iniesta

ITALY [ 4-1-3-2 ]
Gianluigi Buffon
Ignazio Abate
Andrea Barzagli
Leonardo Bonucci
Giorgio Chiellini
Andrea Pirlo
Claudio Marchisio
Riccardo Montolivo
Daniele De Rossi
Antonio Cassano
Mario Balotelli

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