GDANSK, POLAND - JUNE 10: Cesc Fabregas of Spain celebrates scoring their first goal with David Silva during the UEFA EURO 2012 group C match between Spain and Italy at The Municipal Stadium on June 10, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
A chess game of a match. Italy goes up 1-0 to drop a goal less than three minutes later where it would stay 1-1. Below is the collection of thoughts and observation known as "The Rundown." Agree, disagree and contribute your thoughts in the comment section. Full post match analysis and stats can be found here.
- How did Cassano not get booked for an absolute late challenge on Iker Casillas in the first half? If this were hockey Mr. Cassano would eating an angry defenders glove.
- Giuseppe Rossi is a terrible commentator, a terrible speaker and a terrible American. Formulate a coherent sentence, stop saying random words with "ahhh" and "umm" between them. Shame on ESPN, he has zero qualifications to be in that studio.
- Fernando Torres looks scared and plays scared. The man has the aptitude and soccer IQ to create space, opportunities and dangerous chances...he just can't finish any of them. It appears to be all psychological.