Originally Posted by Binkythefrog
Didn't know that they put up 10 against Litchtenstein, that's a good point. I still think though that their possession really saps their goal scoring numbers since the natural response is to sit back and defend as teams know Spain are easily capable of brilliant moments if their defense lapses. I agree that Spain doesn't score much, but that might be a result of their own skill in the midfield and lack of a true striker.
I think the final will probably be a fairly boring game once again, but I'm hoping for a bit more drama.
Spain with David Villa up front used to score quite a lot of goals, but now that they play 4-6-0 it is all about possession and defense. They win by not surrendering goals, they are setting records left and right for how few goals they give up, which is obviously partly on Cassilas and the defense but mostly on the team concept and not taking risks.
You would expect their play style to be punished on counter attacks but they never get caught with fewer than 3 people back.