(S)painful Defeat

Spain managed to win the Euro 2008 Final against Germany.I've been supporting Germany for years,since World Cup 2002 in Korea and Japan to be precise.Germany's 2-0 loss against Brazil was a really sad one.I feel Brazil deserved to win that one.Euro 2004 and WC 2006 weren't too great except for the fact that Miroslav Klose won the golden boot in the latter.

I was expecting Germany to do it in 2008.But Torres Lahm and Lehmann took the match away from Germany.Here's an interesting question-Who was the person responsible for Spain's only goal?Torres definitely didn't deserve it.Lahm was substituted at half time perhaps because he was blamed by the team for poor defense.Though Lehmann is very old(the oldest finalist),his performance in rest of the match proved that he deserves to be in the team.

I feel that Lehmann is to be blamed as he should have waited for Torres' shot or let Lahm block the ball.The match was evenly poised for most of the time.It was just a moment that did it for Spain.

I hope Germany wins the FIFA World Cup 2010.

2 Replies to “(S)painful Defeat”

  1. i think lehmann should have charged earlier and cramped torres for space...he hesitated just enough to afford torres some space, which led to the goal...

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