Real Madrid is the team with more presence in the Euro 2012 and all the Real Madrid players have passed to the next phase. Some of them are shining in the tournament. Casillas is always the same, Cristiano woke up on the last day and Pepe was the MVP in a match. Coentrao and Khedira seem others. Benzema has not scored yet.
Iker Casillas. Saint Iker against Italy and Croatia. Eleven stops at the tournament (five against Italy, four against Croatia). Superb stop in a Rakitic's goal chance with 0-0 against Croatia. That stop was decisive for Spain.
Raul Albiol. Bides his time. Summoned due to Puyol's injury, has watched all the matches from the bench. The European and World champion has not played a minute.
Ramos. The best in the defensive line of Spain. He has recovered 34 balls (Pique has recovered 31). They are a good couple. Very quick in defensive covers and good passing game. He has shot two times on target.
Xabi Alonso. He is just doing what Spain needs. He did not play his best. Has recovered 22 balls (Busquets, 28) in all three games. Good play and better defensive covering.
Alvaro Arbeloa. Doubts about his starting position. The right-back is the most discussed position at the Spanish team. Without safety in defense, without attacking (14 losses) and with lack of concentration in some moments of the matches.
Benzema. Irregular as France. France made his debut against England with a bad game and he was infected. Against Ukraine, the trident with Ribery and Nasri awoke, and Karim found his place at the midfield; two goal assists. Yesterday he was diluted again with his team (four shy shots). He has not scored yet.
Mesut Özil. He has showed glimpses of his quality. Against Portugal, was named MVP. He gave a recital of football with 42 good passes and only 9 bad. Against the Netherlands he did not play his best but was close to score. Against Denmark had a good performance (55 good passes). In addition, gave an assist.
Sami Khedira. He has more presence in attack. Plays more advanced than in Real Madrid as a box to box player; 4 shots on target and 11 steals. In addition, he passed the ball that Mario Gomez headed to score against Portugal.
Fabio Coentrao. Has recovered his best. Maybe because he feels better: "Here I have more confidence" he said. Well in defense (22 recoveries) and contributing in attack. He has shot three times on target as Postiga, the starting striker. Besides he assisted Varela in the decisive goal against Denmark.
Pepe. He scored against Denmark and was the MVPof the match. His play at Euro 2012 is outstanding. A wall in defense, only has committed a foul in three games. He also contributes in attack. He scored against Denmark and was voted the best in the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo. He played a great match against Netherlands. He tried against Germany; shot four times and was the most important player of the Portugal team but did not defeat Neuer. Against Denmark played wrong. He missed two clear chances and lost eight balls. He was criticized and Danish fans sang "Messi, Messi ...". He played his best against Netherlands scoring two goals and was the MVP. He is the player with more shots on target in the tournament: 13.