UEFA Euro 2008 Final

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UEFA Euro 2008 Final
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Match programme cover
Event UEFA Euro 2008
Date 29 June 2008
Venue Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
Man of the Match Fernando Torres (Spain)
Referee Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Attendance 51,428[1]
Weather Sunny
27°C
44% humidity[2]
2004
2012

The UEFA Euro 2008 Final was a football match that took place on 29 June 2008 at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, Austria, to determine the winner of the UEFA Euro 2008. Spain defeated Germany 1–0 with a 33rd-minute goal from Fernando Torres. This was only the second time in European Championship history that the champions had won every match in the group stage; the other team to do so was France in 1984. Spain were also the first team since Germany in 1996 to win the tournament undefeated. Despite the one-goal margin of victory, it was a fairly dominant performance by Spain.[3]

The tournament's closing ceremony was held immediately prior to kickoff, and featured 400 performers,[4] including Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, singing the tournament's official song, "Can You Hear Me".[5]

Route to the final[edit]

Germany Round Spain
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
 Poland 2–0 Match 1  Russia 4–1
 Croatia 1–2 Match 2  Sweden 2–1
 Austria 1–0 Match 3  Greece 2–1
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
 Germany 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Austria 3 0 1 2 1 3 –2 1
 Poland 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
Final standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9
 Russia 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 Sweden 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3
 Greece 3 0 0 3 1 5 –4 0
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
 Portugal 3–2 Quarter-finals  Italy 0–0 (aet) (4–2 pen.)
 Turkey 3–2 Semi-finals  Russia 3–0

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

29 June 2008
20:45 CEST
Germany  0–1  Spain
Report Torres Goal 33'
Germany[2]
Spain[2]
GK 1 Jens Lehmann
RB 3 Arne Friedrich
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
CB 21 Christoph Metzelder
LB 16 Philipp Lahm Substituted off 46'
CM 8 Torsten Frings
CM 15 Thomas Hitzlsperger Substituted off 58'
RW 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger
AM 13 Michael Ballack (c) Booked 43'
LW 20 Lukas Podolski
CF 11 Miroslav Klose Substituted off 79'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Marcell Jansen Substituted in 46'
FW 22 Kevin Kurányi Booked 88'  Substituted in 58'
FW 9 Mario Gómez Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
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GK 1 Iker Casillas (c) Booked 43'
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 4 Carlos Marchena
CB 5 Carles Puyol
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
DM 19 Marcos Senna
RM 6 Andrés Iniesta
CM 8 Xavi
CM 10 Cesc Fàbregas Substituted off 63'
LM 21 David Silva Substituted off 66'
CF 9 Fernando Torres  Booked 74'  Substituted off 78'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Xabi Alonso Substituted in 63'
MF 12 Santi Cazorla Substituted in 66'
FW 17 Dani Güiza Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Luis Aragonés

Man of the Match:
Fernando Torres (Spain)[1]

Assistant referees:
Alessandro Griselli (Italy)[6]
Paolo Calcagno (Italy)[6]
Fourth official:
Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)[6]

Match rules

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Full-time report Germany–Spain". Union of European Football Associations. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Team Line-ups – Final – Germany-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Germany 0–1 Spain". BBC Sport. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "UEFA Euro 2008: Opening and closing ceremonies, fan entertainment in the stadiums". Media Releases (euro2008.uefa.com). 28 February 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Official UEFA Euro 2008 song: "Can You Hear Me" by Enrique Iglesias". Media Releases (euro2008.uefa.com). 20 May 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Rosetti 'delighted' to referee final". UEFA.com (Union of European Football Associations). 24 June 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 

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