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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.




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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
 

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