The big shock of the tournament so far then. Italy WHIP the reigning champions Spain, many people’s favourites for a fourth consecutive trophy, 5-1. I watched the game in Spain alongside hoards of locals. The reaction was pure shock and utter disbelief.
Personally I’m a little bit gutted not just for my Spanish amigos but because I had been quietly harbouring hopes of England performing a similar unexpected demolition of Italy a la the game against Holland in Euro ’96.
However, after such a shock occurring last night my hope of a similar result for the second night running has diminished somewhat. Still, I’d take 1-0, you?