SHAY GIVEN: ‘SPAIN THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD’

first_imgIRELAND goalkeeper Shay Given has sent his congratulations to Spain tonight after their 4-0 Euro 2012 Final win over Italy.The scoreline – the same as when Spain beat Ireland – shocked some pundits who thought the Italians had enough to cause an upset.The Italians thought their Man City Striker Mario Balotelli would be the man to win it for them. But it was his Man City teammate David Silva who opened the scoring for Spain.New Barcelona recruit Jordi Alba doubled the lead just before half-time with a blistering run and finish.As Italy were reduced to ten men through injury, Spain turned the screw – with a double from their Chelsea contingent.Sub Fernando Torres clinically finished from a through ball to make it 3-0 before setting up another sub, Chelsea team-mate Juan Mata,  to fire home from eight yards. Donegal man Shay said simply: “Congratulations to Spain. They are simply the best team on the planet.”The result meant Spain retained the title they won in 2008 – to add to their World Cup win of two years ago. SHAY GIVEN: ‘SPAIN THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD’ was last modified: July 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SHAY GIVEN: ‘SPAIN THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD’last_img read more