Here we go! THE FINAL!

1 Jul

The Final is upon us and so are the lineups! We’ve got just over an hour til kickoff, just enough time for me to get myself & my car properly red & yellowed. 😉


Iker Casillas; Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Xabi Alonso, Xavi; Iniesta, Silva, & Cesc.


Buffon; Abate, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Pirlo, Marchisio, De Rossi; Montolivo, Cassano, Balotelli.



16 Responses to “Here we go! THE FINAL!”

  1. black widow July 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    HOLY F@CK, THEY DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • number1barcachick July 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

      ikr 😀 im so damn happy 🙂

  2. Allison July 1, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    That entire match was a thing of beauty. Best team in history. 😀

  3. drea July 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    So happy for Spain! 🙂 But heartbroken for Italy. It’s not just that they were defeated, but that they lost so badly. So much for that famous defense. But on a much brighter note, it was great to see Nando and Mata (!!!) score.

  4. Kiki July 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm #


  5. black widow July 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    i don’t even have the words to express how elated i am, and yet i can’t help but feel a tiny bit bittersweet for italy … the injuries, and playing with 10 men was just devastating. i know we were still up 2-0 when they lost motta, but i think that event changed the whole chemistry of the match and really threw italy off their balance. i’m euphoric for my boys, but the italian tears just about did me in at the same time, if that makes any sense!

  6. Andrea July 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    I love a good underdog story, so I was hoping that Italy could prevail. Alas, it was not meant to be. Bummed as I was for Pirlo and crew, seeing a high-on-life Xabi Alonso dancing in the circle at the end of the game was enough to put a huge, goofy smile on my face. Here’s hoping that some photos of him with a Mahou in hand surface soon. 😀

    Felicidades Espana!

    • Laurean July 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

      Ahhhhhh I totally agree! As much as I wanted revenge on Italy or knocking out Germany, I felt horrible for the team. The scores really undermine the performance they gave and what they had to endure. I think the Italians know that they helped bring life back to Italian football, and the players have another tournament to look forward to. I respect Balotelli more after this – tho Id like to think two of the goals tonight were on behalf of the Germans lol. FINALLY, I really hope we get to see videos of a deleriously drunk Xabi soon!!! Maybe iker will show more skin!! And potentially a foursome bromance SerTorMaVas??

      • jellyace July 2, 2012 at 11:17 am #

        Yes, I was hoping Italy would put up more of a fight, but they just seemed to have run out of steam. I expected more of Balotelli after his performance in the last match with 2 outstanding goals, but maybe our Spartan Arbeloa totally disabled him. And after the injury and Italy was down to 10 men, they seemed to have just given up. I felt bad for them, but I also thought they had more fight in them.

        On the other hand, I am so stoked for our boys. They really are making history, one title at a time, and one record at a time. THEY ARE SIMPLY AMAZING!

  7. dreamsequence July 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    I loved seeing Nando come in, score his goal, and make an assist for the Golden Boot. Also, how cute was he with his kids after the game? Ridiculous. Man of the match for me would be Iker. Damn that man can handle some balls. Wait. He’s good at slapping balls away? Hmm. He had a good game.

    As a side note…why do I find Montolivo oddly attractive?

  8. PMom_GA July 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Shots, shots & more shots (slideshow)! Matador included!–sow.html

  9. PMom_GA July 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    Spanish magnificent seven savour third trophy
    AFPAFP – 36 minutes ago

    Spain won a record third successive major title here on Sunday with their 4-0 win over Italy in the Euro 2012 final but only seven of the 23-man squad have played in all three finals.

    The seven – though 11 players have been in all three squads – are captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Fernando Torres – first man to score in two Euro finals – centreback Sergio Ramos, Andres Iniesta, his Barcelona sidekick Xavi and another of the Barcelona stars Cesc Fabregas, though at the time he was at Arsenal.

    They all started the 1-0 win over Germany in the Euro 2008 final and were to be joined later in the match by Xabi Alonso.

    These seven proceeded to the 2010 World Cup final where Iniesta scored the only goal against the Dutch in the final – while this time Fabregas and Torres had to make do with cameo roles as substitutes.

    On Sunday six of them started with Torres on the bench but he was to come on to great effect and score and set up Juan Mata for the fourth, a minute after the latter had come on.

    David Silva, another of the goalscorers on Sunday, played in both European finals but while in the 2010 squad not in the World Cup final while Alvaro Arbeloa only played one of the finals – Euro 2012.

    Reserve goalkeeper Pepe Reina and Raul Albiol are the only two to miss out completely having been part of all three squads without playing a minute of any of the finals.

    And as for the coach, Vicente Del Bosque may have made history on Sunday by becoming the first coach to win the World Cup, Euro and Champions League but he cannot lay claim to the two Euro titles as Luis Aragones was in charge in 2008.–sow.html

  10. PMom_GA July 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Ramos again Castrol Edge player of the tournament. He also also the Castrol Edge player of the WC 2010.

    Overall, Spain has 7 of the top 10, and 10 of the top 20, players.

  11. dreamsequence July 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    San Never-nude no more! I love Iker’s trophy/briefs peek-a-boo pic on facebook 🙂

    • Allison July 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      I know! Iker in his panties! Finally!!

  12. April July 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    YAYAYAYAYAY! Was glad to see a goal happen relatively early on, and then Alba’s goal was just lovely. Italy held well, even while a man down, until the intro of Torres and Mata. Great to see my two Chelsea Spaniards linking up! And the golden boot to Torres- who’da thunk it?!?!? The pics of the players with the kids after the match are killing me- I had things to do this evening, but clearly I will be looking at those until the wee hours because EEEEEEEEEeeeeEEEEEEeeee!

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