Spain Wins 1-0 against Germany in Euro Final
Despite being the local favorites, Germany has lost 0-1 to Spain in tonight's Euro Cup.
The winning goal came in the 33rd minute and was scored by Spain's Fernando Torres. This is their first Euro Cup win since 1964. Part of the Half-time report is below:
After several near-goals, Torres wrestled his way past Germany left back Philipp Lahm to meet a deep pass from Xavi and then drive the ball over keeper Jens Lehmann and into the net.
The Liverpool striker had almost put Spain ahead in the 23rd minute when he hit the base of the post with a header after a set up by Sergio Ramos on the right.
Spain is a step closer to their first trophy since winning the European cup in 1964.
From a German Perspective, the fan mile was closed to entry an hour and a half before the 8:45 pm game, and around 500,000 fans packed the space between the Brandenburg Gate and into the Tiergarten, and down to the Siegessäule Victory Column. The majority were Germany fans, wearing their national flag (and team) colors of Red, Orange and Black. Fans were optimistic and rooted whole heartedly as Germany battled toward scoring for their side.
In the end, the area got quieter and quieter as the end came near, and realization dawned that even with their spectacular effort, the German team may lose. Despite it all, the fans appreciated the hard fought Spanish Victory, set off a few fireworks, and then most began heading out.
So, I'm marking this as Need More Info - because I'd love to hear about the win from the Spanish Perspective!