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Spain vs. France: Rating the Spanish Players in Euro 2012 Quarterfinal

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Spain vs. France: Rating the Spanish Players in Euro 2012 Quarterfinal
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Xabi scores!

Spain looked like the Spain we all have come to love as La Furia Roja controlled the ball possession, got the lead and frustrated the opponent, in this case France, and defeated Les Bleus by a 2-0 score.

Xabi Alonso led the way as the man from Basque Country got himself a brace in his 100th cap with the Spanish national team.

The first goal came in the 19th minute as the left-side combination of Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba broke down the French defense. Alba received the through ball from Don Andres and Jordi got passed Mathieu Debuchy and crossed the ball to a wide open Xabi Alonso for the 1-0 lead.

France just never got it together as Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery couldn't get things going for Laurent Blanc's team. It was a tough night for the French team, and on Zinedine Zidane's birthday as well.

In the 90th minute, Pedro was taken down inside the penalty box and Xabi stepped up and blasted the ball as Hugo Lloris went the other way to end the game 2-0.

Overall, Spain dominated the French and are looking good to win their second consecutive European title.

So, how did I rate each player for La Roja in this game on a one to 10 scale?

Here are my ratings for each Spanish player in their 2-0 victory over France.

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