(Spain win 4-2 on penalties)
Just as we all thought, this match was a stalemate. The Italians are the best in the world at nullifying any attacking threat by the way that they set themselves up.
I feel a little sorry for Luca Toni as he is without doubt one of the best strikers in Europe, but the way the Italians have played in this competition, he has not had an opportunity to shine. as for the Spanish in this game, the defence was so strong that they found it hard to make any inroads into the Italian box. Iker Casillas was the number one man last night saving with his feet in normal time and saving two penalties in the shoot out. There is still more to come from this Spanish side though in terms of attacking.
For me the right team progressed to the next round. We are noe left with 4 attacking teams in the semi-finals. Turkey v Germany will be interesting, but Spain v Russia will be a corker! Will the Spanish hit 4 again or will the Russians get their revenge? I can't wait!