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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
Flag of Poland.png Poland 2–0 Match 1 Flag of Russia Good One.gif Russia 4–1
Croatia.png Croatia 1–2 Match 2 Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden 2–1
Flag of Austria.png Austria 1–0 Match 3 Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece 2–1
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Croatia.png Croatia 330041+39
Germany.png Germany 320142+26
Flag of Austria.png Austria 301213–21
Flag of Poland.png Poland 301214–31
Final standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Spain.png Spain 330083+59
Flag of Russia Good One.gif Russia 32014406
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden 310234–13
Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece 300315–40
Opponent Result Knockout stage Opponent Result
Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal 3–2 Quarter-finals Flag of Italy.gif Italy 0–0 (aet) (4–2 pen.)
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 3–2 Semi-finals Flag of Russia Good One.gif Russia 3–0

Match

Details

29 June 2008
20:45 CEST
Germany Germany.png 0–1 Flag of Spain.png Spain Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
Attendance: 51,428
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Report Torres Soccerball 33'
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Germany
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Spain
GK 1 Jens Lehmann
RB 3 Arne Friedrich
CB 17Per Mertesacker
CB 21Christoph Metzelder
LB 16Philipp Lahm Sub off 46'
CM 8 Torsten Frings
CM 15Thomas Hitzlsperger Sub off 58'
RW 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger
AM 13Michael Ballack (c) Yellow card 43'
LW 20Lukas Podolski
CF 11Miroslav Klose Sub off 79'
Substitutions:
DF 2 Marcell Jansen Sub on 46'
FW 22Kevin Kurányi Yellow card 88'  Sub on 58'
FW 9 Mario Gómez Sub on 79'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
GER-ESP 2008-06-29
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c) Yellow card 43'
RB 15Sergio Ramos
CB 4 Carlos Marchena
CB 5 Carles Puyol
LB 11Joan Capdevila
DM 19Marcos Senna
RM 6 Andrés Iniesta
CM 8 Xavi
CM 10Cesc Fàbregas Sub off 63'
LM 21David Silva Sub off 66'
CF 9 Fernando Torres  Yellow card 74'  Sub off 78'
Substitutions:
MF 14Xabi Alonso Sub on 63'
MF 12Santi Cazorla Sub on 66'
FW 17Dani Güiza Sub on 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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