Spain 1-0 Germnany

With a large foreign influence on the Arsenal team it was no surprise that the two teams contesting the final contained Arsenal players.

After starring for Spain the semi finals, Cesc Fabregas finally earned himself the so far illusive starting spot. Cesc was part of a 5 man midfield, but he also played the link man between the midfield and lone striker Fernando Torres. Cesc had a good game and controlled the midfield early on. His passing was as accurate as ever and Cesc was involved in most of Spain’s best moments. On the few occasions where Fabregas wasn’t able to contribute to the play was when he was being constantly kicked by Michael Ballack. Spain’s goal was scored by Fernando Torres. It was  delightful chip and a goal well worthy of winning any football match. Fabregas was substituted mid-way through the second half and the little Spaniard can go home happy with his performances in Austria/Switzerland.

Jens Lehmann, who joins Stutgart on July 1st, proved to the world that his playing days are not over just yet. Jens pulled off a number of top quality saves, none more so then an instinct stop from his own defender, Christophe Metzelder. Lehmann was often left frustrated with his defence and had to save his country on more then one occasion. Lehmann will now decide on whether to continue playing for Germany on concentrate on prolonging his club career.

Arsenal Players Euro Stats

Phillipe Senderos (Swi) P 3 W 1 L 2 D 0 G 0

Johan Djourou (Swi) P 0 W 0 L 0 D 0 G 0

Jens Lehmann (Ger) P 6 W 4 L 2 D 0 CS 2

William Gallas (Fra) P 3 W 0 L 2 D 1 G 0

Robin Van Persie (Hol) P 4 W 3 L 1 D 0 G 2

Cesc Fabregas (Spa) P 6 W 6 L 0 D 0 G 1

Key: P – Played    W – Won   L – Lost   D- Drew   G – Goals   CS – Clean Sheet

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