Thursday 09 July, 2020

Over 60 years since the most important team competition on the old continent was played, we found expressive markers that even settled a tournament. That is why in Prensaf Fútbol we review those commitments that ended with bulky figures.

By Javier Dávila

In more than 60 years of history, the Eurocup has provided us with memorable matches that are worthy to frame. However, we found other duels that ended with a resounding victory that even defined a tournament. So in Soccer press We brought five major goals in the ‘old continent’ national team tournament.

1. SPAIN 4-0 ITALY (EURO POLAND-UKRAINE 2012)
The contest that had a shared venue and with its end in Kiev, experienced an unprecedented episode for a decisive instance.

Spain, who eliminated Cristiano Ronaldo by penalties, measured forces with Italy, which did its part with Germany in the semifinals.

However, the dominance of Hispanics was noticed from the start and was imposed on the ‘azzurra’ with goals from David Silva (14 ′), Jordi Alba (41 ′), Fernando Torres (84 ′) and Juan Mata (88 ′ ), where the cast of Vicente del Bosque lowered their second consecutive Euro after having previously won it in 2008 from the Germans with a solitary goal by ‘El Niño’.

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2. NETHERLANDS 6-1 YUGOSLAVIA (EURO FRANCE 2000)
For the quarterfinals of the edition held on French soil, the tulips were serious candidates to win that Eurocup, where they faced Yugoslavia, who could do little and nothing against the Dutch.

With a triplet by Patrick Kluivert (24 ′, 38 ′ and 54 ′), an own goal by Govedarica (51 ′) and a double by Marc Overmars (78 ′, 90 ′), he was lapidary before the extinct team that discounted via Milosevic (90 ′ ) and in this way, the Dutch advanced to semis where they were eliminated with Italy through penalty kicks.

3. SWEDEN 5-0 BULGARIA (EURO PORTUGAL 2004)
The José Alvalade stadium was the site of another forceful win in the version played on Portuguese soil. The Nordics ruthlessly defeated the Lions with goals from Ljungberg (32 ′), Henrik Larsson (57 ′, 58 ′), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (78 ′) and Allback (90 ′).

Subsequently, the Swedes won their group zone, but were on the road in the quarterfinals after falling to the Netherlands from 12 steps.

4. FRANCE 5-0 BELGIUM (EURO FRANCE FRANCE 1984)
The city of Nantes suffered a beating from the locals, who were superior, I play against a weak Belgian cast. The team led by Michel Platini, who also scored a treble (4 ′, 74 ′, 89 ′) was key to the victory of the French team, where Giresse (33 ′) and Luis Fernández (43 ′) also scored.

Later, the French beat Miguel Muñoz’s Spain 2-0 in the final.

FRANCE 5-2 ICELAND (EURO FRANCE 2016)
Again ‘les bleus’ staged a win in a Euro Cup. The match played at Stade de France, the locals faced the surprising Iceland in the quarterfinals, which was overwhelmed from the first moment.

With goals from Oliver Giroud (12 ′, 59 ′) Paul Pogba (20 ′), Dimitry Payet (42 ′) and Antoine Griezmann (45 ′) and discounts from Kolbeinn Sigporsson (58 ′) and Birkir Bjarnason (84 ′) for the Vikings, decreed the final figure for the French, who reached the final of that edition and lost the ‘CR7’ to Portugal.

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