Spain Vs. Ireland, Euro 2012: Halftime Score 1-0 To Defending Champs

Here is an approximate summary of what's happened so far this game.

Three minutes in: Fernando Torres scores to give Spain a 1-0 lead! Hurray!

Rest of the minutes in: Uh-oh. Spain are now defending a 1-0 lead. We know what that means: Pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass pass. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Ok, maybe that's a little bit unfair. There were some shots and such. Sometimes (but not very often) Ireland have the ball. But Spain have really made a mess of things at times, overcomplicating things in the final third. They should be two or three up by now, and thanks to their complete failure to make their utter, utter dominance count, they're not. Could Ireland snatch this? Probably not, no, but this is probably going to be far closer than it has any right to be.

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.