The reign of Spain continues

Goals from Silva, Jordi Alba, Torres and Mata gave Spain a 4-0 victory over Italy as they set a new record by winning back to back Euro titles with the World Cup sandwiched in between.

Spain through to final after penalty shootout

Spain are through to the final of Euro 2012 after defeating Portugal 4-2 on penalties in a game where the first shot on goal didn’t come until the 67th minute of play.

Spain through to semis of Euro 2012

A win is a win and Spain are through to the semi-finañls of Euro 2012, just unfortunate from a spectator point of view that France didn’t really turn up, star players Ribery and Benzema conspicuous by their mental absence.

Spain stumble into the quarter-finals of Euro 2012

Another sub-par and unconvincing performance from the reigning European and World champions but they are through to the next stage of Euro 2012 after a late goal by substitute Jesús Navas.

Spain 4-0 Republic of Ireland

Spain are top of their Euro 2012 group after beating the Republic of Ireland 4-0, Torres managing to find the net twice.

For what it’s worth…

With the first set of matches completed in Euro 2012, this is my view, for what little it is worth, on things so far.

Spain salvage draw against Italy

First match of Euro 2012 for Spain and Iker Casillas pulled off a series of fine saves to keep the scores level until the 60th minute when Antonio di Natale deservedly put the Italians ahead.

Spain 3-1 Scotland

Spain produced a dominant display to beat Scotland 3-1 in the last of the Euro qualifiers, although they were already safely through to the finals.