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Spain's attack continues to fizzle without Villa

 Spain's Fernando Torres controls the ball  during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, ...
 Spain's Alvaro Negredo, right, fends off Portugal's Fabio Coentrao during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Spain and Portuga...
 Portugal's Joao Pereira, left, and Spain's Cesc Fabregas fight for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Spain an...

Soccer Euro 2012 Spain France

Spain's Fernando Torres controls the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Spain and France in Donetsk, Ukraine, ...

Soccer Euro 2012 Spain Portugal

Spain's Alvaro Negredo, right, fends off Portugal's Fabio Coentrao during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Spain and Portuga...

Soccer Euro 2012 Spain Portugal

Portugal's Joao Pereira, left, and Spain's Cesc Fabregas fight for the ball during the Euro 2012 soccer championship semifinal match between Spain an...

Although Spain is back in the European Championship final, the team is still unable to solve the riddle of who will be the steady replacement for missing striker David Villa.
Spain needed penalties to beat Portugal Wednesday at the Donbass Arena, after a 0-0 scoreline through extra time. Spain dominated possession as it normally does, but lacked a cutting edge in front of goal.
Coach Vicente del Bosque started little-used striker Alvaro Negredo over Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas, who have scored two goals each during the tournament.
But Spain is struggling to put the ball into the back of the net without Villa, the country's all-time leading scorer.


Updated : 2021-03-02 23:13 GMT+08:00