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Spain defeats Germany in 2008 Euro Final

Germany vs. Spain: 0-1

The tournament’s best team is European champion. Period. The Spanish, never famous for beeing a good team in tournaments, have finally been rewarded for their exciting soccer. They were the strongest of all teams in the field. They offered fast and modern offensive soccer at the highest technical level. This was shown par excellence in the 33rd minute, as Fernando Torres scored the game-winner after a brilliant pass by Xavi.

euro final @ Berlin Fanmeile

A promising future as a comfort

Germany’s reaching the final should not cover up the fact that the German team is able to do much more than it showed during Euro 2008. The team should focus on strengths that have been developed in recent years: to base attacks with quick combination moves on a sound defense and close the deal decisively.

Today`s celebration at the Fanmeile Berlin

After all, the German soccer team received a stunning welcome in Berlin by hundrets of thousands of fans today around 2 p.m. Coach Joachim Löw and his players were welcomed by Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, before the players walked on stage to applause at the huge “fan mile” at the city’s Brandenburg Gate.

Thank you guys, and c u again in South Africa 2010!

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Germany heads to the Euro final!

Philipp Lahm scored the winner

…as Germany claimed the first final berth at Euro 2008 after beating Turkey 3-2! A weakened Turkey side had dominated the first half but were only level at the interval after Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger had cancelled out Ugur Boral`s opening goal. But Phillip Lahm smashed home the winner!

Second half brings the decision

The second half was a much more even contest and looked to be going to extra time after Germany striker Miroslav Klose and Semih Senturk of Turkey had each scored in the final 11 minutes. But there was still time for Lahm to smash home the winner as three-times European champions – twice as West Germany in 1972 and 1980 – reached the final, where they will meet the Spanish “seleccion”.Turkey, playing in their first Euro semi-final, had captured the imaginations of the neutral after staging remarkable comeback victories in their previous three matches.

The Final – Party in Berlin

Anyway, a big celebration will be held on sunday the 29th with more than 5000.000 people expected to celebrate this event at the Berlin Fanmeile close to Brandenburger Tor! So be part of it!

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