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Andres Iniesta has had the best Euro 2012 of any FC Barcelona player. His playmaking, ball control, ability to elude defenders and vision to set up his teammates have been some of the main reasons Spain is only two wins away from a second European title.
Andres was the Italians’ biggest nuisance throughout the opening game. Iniesta took many good shots in that game. The Italian defenders were constantly worried about Iniesta, and it was his great play that lead the offensive opportunities, along with Xavi setting up plays.
Iniesta started off slow against Ireland but ended the game strong as Don Andres was taking on Irish defenders one-on-one.
He showed his grace and elegance again in the Croatia game, as Iniesta continued his great control of the ball and attacked, along with Silva. It was Andres who stayed onside and passed the ball to a wide -open Navas for the lone goal of the game to defeat the Croatians.
We have witnessed a great left-side combination of Jordi Alba and Andres Iniesta throughout Euro 2012. It was Don Andres' through ball that set up Jordi to cross the ball to Xabi Alonso for the goal against France.
The combination of Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba will certainly be something special to watch when Alba, as expected, joins FC Barcelona this coming season.
Grande Don Andres, the FC Barcelona player who has performed the best in Euro 2012.
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Xoel, The Voice of FC Barcelona on Bleacher Report and Featured Columnist for Spain for Euro 2012.
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