Euro 2012: Spain 1-1 Italy – Striker-Free Spain Salvage Draw Against Impressive Azzurri (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

10th, June 2012

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By Alan Duffy

 

In a move that would have rather irked the likes of Fernandos Llorente and Torres, Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque decided to eschew a natural centre-forward in his line-up against Italy, instead opting to allow attacking midfielders Cesc Fabregas and David Silva to float between attack and midfield.

This decision lead to much debate about the ‘false 9’ role. Too much bloody, geeky over-analytical debate, in my book. ‘False 9’ my backside it’s simply a striker who drops deep (or a midfielder who plays further forward). If a manager decided to play an outfield player as a goalkeeper, would

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  1. Nuno says:

    Great game! Definitely wasn’t expecting such a positive attitude from Italy, great first half, totally deserved the first goal, and either side winning could be fair.
    And just as I thought Balotelli’s missed chance would be the greatest of the game, there goes Torres and farks up big time! Just how low can one of the best strikers of the last years get…?

  2. Still wondering what happened to that blonde guy who used to score goals for fun, how did he miss that lob when Buffon wandered off his goal. Fernando Fernando, you used to do much better. At the end, I find draw to be fair and deserved for both sides.

  3. Sultan says:

    Torres was just pathetic….
    Highlight of the game… Balotelli miss and Buffon raping Torres….when he thought it was VALDES….

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