UK time is: 03:54:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cesc Numero Uno

Cesc Fabregas, the Premier Leagues pass master, scored his first goal for the Spanish national team in an impressive performance by Spain in their opening European Championship game against Russia tonight.

As a 54th minute substitute Cesc replaced Torres when Spain were already holding a 2 goal lead. Twenty minutes later and a superb 35 yard slide rule pass from him set up David Villa for his hat trick. His own goal came after Xavi`s powerful volley was blocked by Akinfeev with Cesc diving in to head home the rebound. Spain ran out as 4-1 winners.

Earlier Fabregas had spoken of the difficulties in making it into a Spanish midfield with a surfeit of midfield talent.

'You have to analyse the way we play for the national team. At Arsenal there is only one channel between the defence and attack and that is me, so I'm involved in practically all of the attacks but here with Spain there are more variations, more ways of attacking. It's up to me to adapt. Xavi is an incredible player. He is used to playing in this type of system and it's impossible not to connect the offence through him" he said, perhaps reflecting that his move to Arsenal had indeed provided him with a chance show his talent earlier than would have been permitted at Barcelona.

"I'll play when I'm called. If you come off the bench, you can always make the difference. I have to be ready for that moment" he concluded prophetically.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 10 2008

Time: 8:42PM

Your Comments

Congrats Cesc!!! :D
Lou the Gunneress
Congrats Cesc!!! :D
Lou the Gunneress
Intelligent players know how to adapt. Unlike Gerrard and Lampard it would seem...
Gooner_Vin
Intelligent players know how to adapt. Unlike Gerrard and Lampard it would seem...
Gooner_Vin
1 Assist and a Goal,FABulous
Babeasta
1 Assist and a Goal,FABulous
Babeasta
Aragones, who said Cesc and Torres were more used to the direct "English style" than their Spanish passing game, has clearly not watched Arsenal - our Wengerball is "tiqui-taca" at is best! Liverpool perhaps, but Arsenal play like an even faster version of Spain or even Brazil. At least the old man sent on Cesc when they're 2-0 up and now he can shut up. And yes Amos, by making one and scoring one, Cesc has grabbed this opportunity with both hands and should start no matter how many million good CM's they have.
Lou the Gunneress
Aragones, who said Cesc and Torres were more used to the direct "English style" than their Spanish passing game, has clearly not watched Arsenal - our Wengerball is "tiqui-taca" at is best! Liverpool perhaps, but Arsenal play like an even faster version of Spain or even Brazil. At least the old man sent on Cesc when they're 2-0 up and now he can shut up. And yes Amos, by making one and scoring one, Cesc has grabbed this opportunity with both hands and should start no matter how many million good CM's they have.
Lou the Gunneress
Congrats to Cesc. But I just wonder if Cesc can ever really shine under Aragones. He'll be leaving the national team soon so let's hope the next manager will know how to use Cesc to his best abilities.
jaelle
Congrats to Cesc. But I just wonder if Cesc can ever really shine under Aragones. He'll be leaving the national team soon so let's hope the next manager will know how to use Cesc to his best abilities.
jaelle
Right, everyone but the Spanish FA thinks the old folk should step down sooner rather than later. But Cesc was as diplomatic as ever when he talked about Aragones and their opponents today: http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=731338
Lou the Gunneress
Right, everyone but the Spanish FA thinks the old folk should step down sooner rather than later. But Cesc was as diplomatic as ever when he talked about Aragones and their opponents today: http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=731338
Lou the Gunneress
Good for Cesc. Anyone got a clip of the goal ? I missed the game last night.
prits
Good for Cesc. Anyone got a clip of the goal ? I missed the game last night.
prits
Prits it was a great game - http://101greatgoals.magnify.net/item/GRR73LGKRGQMNJ5Y
Lou the Gunneress
Prits it was a great game - http://101greatgoals.magnify.net/item/GRR73LGKRGQMNJ5Y
Lou the Gunneress
Once Aragones goes would expect Fabregas to get more game time, don't think he likes to play British based players
Tiny T
Once Aragones goes would expect Fabregas to get more game time, don't think he likes to play British based players
Tiny T
Does Aragones not rate Fab then?
FreidelNo.1
Does Aragones not rate Fab then?
FreidelNo.1
He could e coming back at the start of the season with a Euro 2008 winners medal. Spain could finally win a major tournament.
dazza71
He could e coming back at the start of the season with a Euro 2008 winners medal. Spain could finally win a major tournament.
dazza71
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Will I Leave? I Want A New Contract! (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Diaby Is Back & Ready To Play (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Stats: Hull City v Arsenal (Sunday April 20 2014)

Team News: Hull City vs Arsenal (Sunday April 20 2014)

Match Discussion - Hull City (a) (Friday April 18 2014)

So it's OK to dive sometimes? (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Amos. 94
2. Naijagunner 64
3. Rocky7 45
4. Galway Gooner 39
5. paul_ownz 39
6. shewore 37
7. Merlion96 19
8. Nwankwo25 17
9. Joe_@** 16
10. Guyfox 12

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Hull City 0 - 3 Arsenal
Arsenal 3 - 1 West Ham
Everton 3 - 0 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 1 Man City
Arsenal 2 - 2 Swansea
Chelsea 6 - 0 Arsenal

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Liverpool 35 25 5 5 52 80
2. Chelsea 35 23 6 6 41 75
3. Man City 34 23 5 6 56 74
4. Arsenal 35 21 7 7 21 70
5. Everton 35 20 9 6 23 69
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 16 57

Breaking League News

Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00
Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00
Pulis Now Looking To The Future
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:51:00
We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear
Cardiff : 24/04/2014 20:26:00
Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Hull City
Suggested By:  
Szczesny 3%
Sagna 0%
Mertesacker 0%
Koscielny 5%
Monreal 0%
Arteta 5%
Rambo 44%
Ozil 11%
Cazorla 0%
Podolski 22%
Giroud 5%
Flamini 0%
Ox 0%
Sanogo 5%