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Germany 0-1 Spain



Spain's Marcos Senna and Carlos Marchena shadow German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger

Spain's Marcos Senna and Carlos Marchena shadow midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as the Germans dominate the opening minutes

Germany's Michael Ballack threatens the Spanish defence

Germany's Michael Ballack threatens the Spanish defence and shows no signs of the calf injury that threatened his appearance in the final

Jens Lehmann is called into action to save a deflected Andres Iniesta effort

Spain respond to the early German dominance as Jens Lehmann is called into action to save a deflected Andres Iniesta effort

Spanish defender Sergio Ramos heads the ball clear under pressure from Michael Ballack

Spanish defender Sergio Ramos heads the ball clear under pressure from Ballack during the entertaining encounter

Spanish striker Fernando Torres shows his frustration

Spanish striker Fernando Torres is unlucky not to open the scoring as his towering header beats Lehmann but comes back off the post

Torres scores the opener for Spain

Spain's period of dominance is rewarded as Torres beats the German defence before superbly dinking the ball beyond Lehmann

Torres celebrates after scoring for Spain

The Spanish striker celebrates after scoring his second goal of the tournament in the 33rd minute to give Spain a crucial lead

Spanish fans celebrate in Madrid

The Spanish capital erupts after witnessing the Torres goal on giant screens in the fan zone in Madrid's Plaza de Colon

Ballack receives treatment off the pitch

Ballack receives treatment off the pitch after receiving a cut in a clash of heads with Spain's Marcos Senna shortly before the break

German boss Joachim Low

German boss Joachim Low will have to work his magic as half-time arrives with his team trailing the Spanish by a single goal

German midfielder Torsten Frings tussles with Spain's Andres Iniesta and David Silva

Torsten Frings tussles with Spain's Andres Iniesta and David Silva as the Germans attempt to find a chink in Spanish armour

Spain's captain Iker Casillas saves ahead of Kevin Kuranyi

Spain's captain Iker Casillas is never really threatened in the Spanish goal as the Germans desperately search for an equaliser

Spanish boss Luis Aragones

Spanish boss Luis Aragones patrols the touchline at the Ernst Happel Stadion as his side close in on the historic win

Spanish midfielder Marcos Senna goes agonisingly close to doubling Spain's lead

Senna goes agonisingly close to doubling Spain's lead 10 minutes from time but he fails to connect with Santi Cazorla's cross

Ballack shows his disappointment

The final whistle sparks wild celebrations amongst Spanish players and heartbreak for Ballack and his German team-mates

Spain's players and coaching staff celebrate

Spain's players and coaching staff celebrate winning their first trophy for 44 years with a superb display of attacking football in Vienna

Schweinsteiger lies on the pitch following defeat

Schweinsteiger sums up the feelings of Germany's players and fans as elated Spaniards savour victory on the balmy Vienna evening

Casillas lifts the trophy after Spain's success

Casillas lifts the Euro 2008 trophy and in doing so ends Spain's lengthy wait for international silverware

The rest of the team share in their captain's delight

The rest of the team share in their captain's delight as the Spanish party gets into full swing across the globe




European Championships Top Scorers
 
Team
TOT
Villa Spain 4
Pavluchenko Russia 3
Podolski Germany 3
Senturk Turkey 3
Yakin Switzerland 3


see also
Germany v Spain
29 Jun 08 |  Euro 2008


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