REIGNING SPAIN!

Euro 2008 final fan

Euro 2008 final fan

Labanter’s Mad-for-it-Manc and The GOONER joined Spanish and German fans as they took over SM’s The King’s Head and Barney’s Beanery to witness a tense match, won by a touch of class from Scouse striker Fernando Torres.

In the 33rd minute Torres raced passed a seemingly stagnant Philipp Lahm to smartly lift a Xavi through ball over German keeper Jens Lehman.

Spain had dominated play from the kick-off and the always dangerous Torres had hit the post with a header when he rose to meet Sergio Ramos’s cross on 22 minutes.

One goal down, the expected German onslaught didn’t materialize in the second half and marshaled by the brilliance of Marcos Senna and Cesc Fabregas, Spain missed a paella (ooohhhh) of good chances to do real justice to their dominance.

It might be worth putting a few bob on the Spanish for the next World Cup in South Africa!