With an hour gone Balotelli latched onto a back pass on the right touch-line,after sprinting into the box,Balotelli decided to turn his sprint into a mild walk in the park,while he strolled in slow motion, the Spanish defender nipped in from the side angle and cleared the ball to safety,one of the strangest moments in the game I have seen for a long time.
Moments after missing this sitter,Balotelli was replaced by Di Natalie,who scored within minutes of coming on,a nice through ball was played, Di Natalie chipped it over the rushing keeper into the bottom corner **** GOAL *****
As the Italians were still celebrating and combing their hair,Spain equalised via Fabregas,some nice one two stuff around the box,then a nice if not thrilling finish under the goal keeper.***GOAL***
Spain,like Barcelona seem to really be missing that special type of striker,both teams are less effective without the ruthless David Villa,he’s not the biggest player,but he does play off the shoulder of the last defender,with Torres still hearing voices in his head(MISS!),Spain,dare I say it,look a little light weight upfront.
Puyol is missing,his replacements are good,just not as good,Puyol was a rock for Spain,for these two reasons,added to the pressure they will be under, as the world and European champions,I predict Spain will not make it past the last eight,no sitting on the fence on this blog !!!!!!