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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.[5]

UEFA Euro 2008 Final
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Match programme cover
EventUEFA Euro 2008
Date29 June 2008 (2008-06-29)
VenueErnst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
Man of the MatchFernando Torres (Spain)[1]
RefereeRoberto Rosetti (Italy)[2]
Attendance51,428[3]
WeatherSunny
27 °C (81 °F)
44% humidity[4]
2004
2012

The tournament's closing ceremony was held immediately prior to kickoff, and featured 400 performers,[6] including Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, singing the tournament's official song, "Can You Hear Me".[7]

Contents

Route to the finalEdit

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
Group B runner-up
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Croatia 3 9
2   Germany 3 6
3   Austria (H) 3 1
4   Poland 3 1
Source: UEFA
(H) Host.
Final standings Group D winner
Pos Team Pld Pts
1   Spain 3 9
2   Russia 3 6
3   Sweden 3 3
4   Greece 3 0
Source: UEFA
Opponent Result Knockout phase Opponent Result
  Portugal 3–2 Quarter-finals   Italy 0–0 (aet) (4–2 pen.)
  Turkey 3–2 Semi-finals   Russia 3–0

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

Germany  0–1  Spain
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germany[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain[4]
GK 1 Jens Lehmann
RB 3 Arne Friedrich
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
CB 21 Christoph Metzelder
LB 16 Philipp Lahm   46'
CM 8 Torsten Frings
CM 15 Thomas Hitzlsperger   58'
RW 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger
AM 13 Michael Ballack (c)   43'
LW 20 Lukas Podolski
CF 11 Miroslav Klose   79'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Marcell Jansen   46'
FW 22 Kevin Kurányi   88'   58'
FW 9 Mario Gómez   79'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
 
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)   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   63'
LM 21 David Silva   66'
CF 9 Fernando Torres   74'   78'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Xabi Alonso   63'
MF 12 Santi Cazorla   66'
FW 17 Dani Güiza   78'
Manager:
Luis Aragonés

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

Assistant referees:[2]
Alessandro Griselli (Italy)
Paolo Calcagno (Italy)
Fourth official:
Peter Fröjdfeldt (Sweden)

Match rules[8]

StatisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hero Torres completes honours list". UEFA.com. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Rosetti 'delighted' to referee final". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Full-time report Germany–Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Team Line-ups – Final – Germany-Spain" (PDF). Union of European Football Associations. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Germany 0–1 Spain". BBC Sport. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  6. ^ "UEFA Euro 2008: Opening and closing ceremonies, fan entertainment in the stadiums" (PDF). Media Releases. euro2008.uefa.com. 28 February 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 June 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2008.
  7. ^ "Official UEFA Euro 2008 song: "Can You Hear Me" by Enrique Iglesias" (PDF). Media Releases. euro2008.uefa.com. 20 May 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2008.
  8. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship 2006/08" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 29 July 2014.

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