Euro Press Round-up 15th June

15 June 2012 03:47
Euro Press Round-up 15th June

MARCA: "La Roja lets loose"

Marca praises Spain's exhibition against Ireland, with 72% possession. La Roja gave a master class of how to play total football against an Ireland that didn't find their way. Torres found the back of the net twice, Iniesta, Silva and Xavi had an amazing game.
After yesterday's win, a draw against Croatia will classify Spain, but a draw of two or more goals will see Italy out of the tournament.
Marca also has space in their front page dedicated to the sad news that Glasgow Rangers will disappear, and will reform in the Third division as Rangers F.C.
AS: "Here's your 9!

AS put the focus on Torres and who should be Spain's number 9, Torres scored in the 4th minute, and again 20 minutes to the end. This paper also reminds us that a draw against Croatia is enough to get through to the next phase. Vicente del Bosque says "We can be proud that we have seen the best Spain".About the other game of Group C, AS says that Croatia punished a conservative Italy after the 1-1 draw. Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is confident there will not be a pact between Croatia and Spain to draw.

SPORT: "Festival of goals"

This Catalan newspaper keeps the pattern going of "exhibition" of La Roja against Ireland. "With goals from Torres (2), Silva, and the blaugrana Cesc, who started on the bench". Cesc celebrated his goal with contained rage.

Italy missed a golden chance to win against Croatia and the Azzurri have now complicated their pass to the next phase.
At the bottom of the front page, Sport assures readers that Cristiano Ronaldo is obsessed with Messi "He's jealous of Messi". "He made fun of the blaugrana Ace after his poor match against Denmark".

A BOLA: "We demonstrated great team spirit"

Miguel Veloso, Portugal's number 4, reckons team spirit is one of the keys to their success in the tournament.
Dirk Kuyt says that Luuk de Jong, who Benfica are going after, is the future of Holland. "One day my place will be for Luuk de Jong". He also says that Benfica would be a great club for him, it's at his level and he should take that next step and leave Twente.
In other Euro 2012 news, Robben is worried that Holland have to depend on Germany to go through and Trapattoni is the first to be eliminated from the tournament.

RECORD: "Benfica on the hunt for Alvaro Vazquez"
Record say benfica are interested in the Spanish Sub-21 international striker. Vazquez is 21 and currently plays for Espanyol, in the Spanish Sub-21 squad he has a Benfica team mate, Rodrigo.
The other big news in the front page of this newspaper is that Ronaldo has played more than any other player, and says that the long season he has had, is having a direct impact in his performance. "96 hours in action" reads the headline. He has played 5,782 minutes, and no other player can say they have played as much as the Real Madrid star.

O JOGO: "We only count those who support us"
These are the words from Nani, who hopes that the win over Denmark has convinced the skeptics.
Varela fulfilled a dream he had 18 years ago, during the 1994 World Cup, O Jogo says he spoke with his brother about one day playing for the national team.
Pepe, the Portuguese and Real Madrid defender, has come in defense of Ronaldo saying he is a symbol of Portugal.

LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT: "A draw and a problem"
The Gazzetta regrets the 1-1 draw with Croatia, as this means that Italy no longer depend on themselves to get through to the next phase. "A 2-2 draw will send us home even if we beat Ireland".
"Spain show, Ireland out" Spain dazzle in their second match, Torres was back with a double.

Source: DSG