Spain still top European team?
The Spanish team did struggle against Tunisia especially in the first half, but they still kept the ball and passed it with assurance.
The introduction of Joaquin and Raul had the same effect as Lennon and Rooney the other day for England. On both occassions the winger had the greater visible impact, but the strikers both added a new dimension and seemed to lift the players around them. Without Joaquin, however they had no width and were running around like a bunch of schoolkids chasing the ball. At times you could have thrown a blanket over the midfield.
But they had the desired impact, and while I was actually enjoying Tunisia leading and hoping for an underdog upset, they cam through with 3 goals in the end.
With the Italians struggling against the USA and looking more as I expected them to, the Czech Republic having no strikers left at all, and England ... well being England, I have Spain out in front, with the Dutch, well I am waiting until this evening for my verdict, and those cagey Germans looking like, well like they always do ...