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Euro 2012: Foreign Press Round-up
Published : 11 Jun 2012 14:15:56
MARCA: "We forgave too much"Too many missed chances by Torres in the second half which could've given Spain the win over the Azzurri. The subheading reads "Iker the savour, Iniesta the best of the match". The newspaper acknowledges that the first half Italy were pressuring La Roja, but in the second half they could have easily scored, but Torres didn't seem to find the back of the net.Marca also reports that the players weren't happy with the grass on the pitch, it was too long and dry, according to reports. About the other match played yesterday, Ireland v Croatia the sports newspaper just says that Croatia did their homework in a 1-3 win over Trapattoni's men.
AS: "There it was"This paper has a big picture of the chance Torres shot over the keeper but ended up going over the goal. Unlike Marca, AS puts on their front page that Spain coach Vicente del Bosque after the match had cast his doubts over playing without a striker, but he said that "The final result of our plan wasn't that bad". Just below that, the paper say that Torres played well, but he missed two clear chances.Just like Marca, they say Iniesta was the best of the match and he amazed everyone in Gdansk. About the other match of Group C, AS say Croatia, with yesterday's win, got 3 very valuable points.
SPORT: "Saviour Cesc"Sport has a big picture of Cesc and says "He started the game, and scored the equaliser for the Spanish National team. This paper also admits that Iniesta was the best of the match "A really good match by Iniesta, who was once again the best player Spain had in their first game of the tournament". About the other group C fixture there's a line at the bottom of the front page that says "Croatia beat an innocent Ireland.
A BOLA: "We are with our head held high"Portugal admits that the defeat against Germany hurt more because of the way it happened. Nelson Oliveira. This newspaper claims Postiga's place in the starting XI could be in danger, because Nelson Oliveira scored three really good goals in training. Daniel Wass, Denmark player warns Danish people to come back to earth before the game against Portugal. About yesterday's games not much is said. A Bola says that the Champions trembled but they didn't fall.
GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT: "Bell'ItaliaWe love you so! In Italy they are really happy with the Azzurri's game. They say Italy put the reigning European and World champions into trouble when Di Natale scored the first goal. However Fabregas responded with a goal 4 minutes later. About the other match, Gazzetta says Croatia played well.