Top 10 Euro 2012 conclusions: Spain 1-1 Italy
1. Italy owe Spain one. It’s not often they can counter the ultra-defensive sterotypes by saying: ‘Well the other team didn’t even have a striker on the pitch.’
2. Vicente Del Bosque brought Fernando Torres on for a cameo performance to demonstrate why he had preferred to start the match with six midfielders.
3. After their bank bailout, Cesc Fabregas managed to give Spain their second rescue of the day.
4. Antonio Di Natale may be 34 years old, but that sort of composure in front of goal meant he put some of the young whippersnappers to shame.
5. Mario Balotelli gave Fernando Torres a run for his money in the Most Hesitant Striker stakes.
7. Italy’s financial woes have hit their kitman. Daniele De Rossi could only stretch to one long sleeve on his shirt.
8. It must take a particular kind of person to spend a fortune to watch their team in a major international tournament, but seemingly appreciate a Mexican wave more than the match.
9. Brian McBride must have paid Torres for that elbow on De Rossi. No doubt he was aiming for his nose, but missed the target.
10. Over to England now to show Spain that you can play the 4-6-0 formation and keep some strikers on the pitch.
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