29 June 2012
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Five of the eleven Real Madrid players who started out in the Euro 2012 will play in the final. They are Spain's Iker Casillas, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa and Raul Albiol, who will face Italy in the last match of the tournament. So far, Madridistas are the top scorers in the championship, tallying eight strikes between them. Manchester City is the second team with the most goal scorers in the tournament - six goals - and they still have Balotelli and Silva in the championship. Wolfsburg are third with five strikes and no players left in the Euro.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been one of the stars of the tournament and is one of its top scorers alongside Balotelli, Dzagoev, Mandzukic and Mario Gomez. The Portuguese striker tallied three goals, which makes him the top scoring Madridista in the championship. He netted two against the Netherlands (2-1) and the winner in the 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.
Xabi Alonso scored Spain's two goals in the quarterfinals clash with France (2-0) and may catch up to, or even surpass, Ronaldo in the final.
Sami Khedira scored an impressive strike that broke the 1-1 draw against Greece, helping Germany eventually win 4-2 in the quarterfinals encounter. Ozil scored his team's only goal against Italy in the semifinals from a penalty (2-1). Pepe is the other Madridista with one goal under his belt, netted in the 3-2 victory over Denmark.
|REAL MADRID GOAL SCORERS IN THE EURO 2012|