UEFA Euro 2008 Final
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EventUEFA Euro 2008
Date29 June 2008
VenueErnst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
Man of the MatchFernando Torres (Spain)
RefereeRoberto Rosetti (Italy)
Attendance51,428
WeatherSunny
27°C
44% humidity
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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.

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

Route to the final

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

Details

29 June 2008
20:45 CEST
Germany  0–1  Spain Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
Attendance: 51,428
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Report Torres Goal 33'
Germany
Spain
GK 1 Jens Lehmann
RB 3 Arne Friedrich
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
CB 21 Christoph Metzelder
LB 16 Philipp Lahm Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CM 8 Torsten Frings
CM 15 Thomas Hitzlsperger Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
RW 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger
AM 13 Michael Ballack (c) Booked in the 43rd minute 43'
LW 20 Lukas Podolski
CF 11 Miroslav Klose Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Marcell Jansen Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 22 Kevin Kurányi Booked in the 88th minute 88'  Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
FW 9 Mario Gómez Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
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GK 1 Iker Casillas (c) Booked in the 43rd minute 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 in the 63rd minute 63'
LM 21 David Silva Substituted off in the 66th minute 66'
CF 9 Fernando Torres  Booked in the 74th minute 74'  Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
Substitutions:
MF 14 Xabi Alonso Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
MF 12 Santi Cazorla Substituted on in the 66th minute 66'
FW 17 Dani Güiza Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
Manager:
Luis Aragonés

Man of the Match:
Fernando Torres (Spain)

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

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Statistics

First half
Germany Spain
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 2 6
Shots on target 1 3
Ball possession 48% 52%
Corner kicks 4 3
Fouls committed 10 9
Offsides 0 2
Yellow cards 1 1
Red cards 0 0

Second half
Germany Spain
Goals scored 0 0
Total shots 2 7
Shots on target 0 4
Ball possession 54% 46%
Corner kicks 0 4
Fouls committed 12 10
Offsides 5 2
Yellow cards 1 1
Red cards 0 0

Overall
Germany Spain
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 4 13
Shots on target 1 7
Ball possession 52% 48%
Corner kicks 4 7
Fouls committed 22 19
Offsides 5 4
Yellow cards 2 2
Red cards 0 0

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