Top Six: players whose value decreased at Euro 2008

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30th, June 2008

Who had a shocker at the Euros?
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1. Luca Toni (Italy)
Came into the tournament as one of the favourites to win the Golden Shoe; left the tournament without finding the net, despite having 12 shots on goal and even more chances. Perhaps he wasn’t fully fit, or merely jaded after a long season at Bayern. Either way, he looked slow, ponderous and donkeyish.
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2. Philipp Lahm (Germany)
Looked lively going forward, but his weedy defending he was at fault for Fernando Torres’ goal in the final will put off any clubs who might have wanted to lure him from Bayern for big bucks. Taken off at half-time against Spain you know something’s gone very wrong when Marcell Jansen is considered a better option than you.
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3. Petr Cech (Czech Republic)
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