En Kiev, one of the most important venues of the event and the place where the final of the tournament was played, great moments full of emotion were experienced. The kyiv Olympic was the venue where part of the Group D matches were played, made up of Ukraine (the host), Sweden, England and France, the first two teams being two teams that wear yellow, a touch of color that appears in the Kiev'12 of the new collection. Also, in Kiev one of the surprises of the tournament took place; Sweden's victory over France by 2 goals to 0, the first being a true work of art by the Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Another iconic moment in the Ukrainian capital was the quarter-final penalty shootout between England and Italy, in which “La Squadra Azzurra” emerged victorious 2-4 on aggregate with a Gigi Buffon stopping an important penalty to Ashley Cole.
Furthermore, Kiev the final of the tournament was played between the Spain of Iker Casillas and the Italy of Buffon. That game was won by “la roja” 4-0 goals to zero with Iker Casillas dressed in yellow. At the end of the game we could see great gestures of sportsmanship between both teams and a nice hug between the two goalkeepers that will go down in football history.
En Donetsk (Donbass Arena), another of the great venues of the tournament, some group D matches were also played. In this scenario, great matches took place, such as the 1-XNUMX draw between France and England, in which one of the best performances was experienced goalkeeper personals Joe Hart by keeping the tie at 1 with great saves and dominating the air game. On Donetsk also played the important game of semifinals between Portugal and Spain in which Vicente del Bosque's team defeated Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on penalties. In this batch there were moments that would go down in football history, such as the "panenka” by Sergio Ramos, saves by Iker Casillas and the penalty of suffering Cesc Fabregas who entered after touching both goal posts and thus certifying Spain's pass to the grand final.