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A recap of last week’s matches

A recap of last week’s matches (©GettyImages)
A recap of last week’s matches (©GettyImages).

The tournament has already delivered great goals, tackles, upsets and thrashings in just the first three days.

Unfortunately, unless you’re chained to a TV set, catching it all as it happens sounds impossible. But it isn’t, thanks to a free app for iOS and Android called Intel Info Stream: Football.

Installed minutes before the opening match, there was just time to select Poland as the team to follow (for the first game) and to synchronize the app with Twitter and Facebook.

By the time Borussia Dortmund hitman Lewandowski had got Poland off to a flying start with his far-post header, Info Stream: Football had already provided stats on possession, passes, shots and more.

Of course, it wasn’t to be for the Poles. Salpingidis equalised in the second half. The Greeks nearly turned things around when Szczesny was sent-off but Karagounis missed the penalty.

 

With the door open for Russia or Czech Republic to seize the advantage, Dick Advocaat’s side duly justified their place as group favourite with a 4-1 win. Alan Dzagoev put two past the helpless Cech. Shirokov and Pavlyuchenko grabbed the other two, whilst Pilar’s goal was little consolation to the Czechs.

 

By the time Denmark upset Holland’s plans it was obvious that Info Stream: Football turns everyone into an instant stat god. The Dutch had 27 shots on goal, you know…

 

When Germany met Portugal, with efficiency worthy of the German side, Info Stream: Football noted that Gomez’s winning goal came from one of nine shots by Germany.

 

The app is handy between games, too. Ahead of Wednesday’s match against Holland, the app noted that, “Germany to bench Schweinsteiger for Netherlands clash #Euro2012,” was trending, amidst reports that the midfielder might miss out.

 

Reigning champions Spain’s Sunday encounter with Italy was a cagey affair, with Cesc Fabregas grabbing the equaliser and Fernando Torres spurning a late chance. The Barcelona midfielder wasn’t happy about the pitch, apparently.

“Fabregas blames state of 'lamentable' pitch after Spain's draw with Italy #euro2012,” came the trending tweet reported via the app. The app also showed that Vicente del Bosque’s side had fourteen efforts on goal, compared to nine for the Italians, who picked up four yellow cards.

Antonio Di Natale came off the bench to put his country in-front after sixty minutes before Spain equalised three minutes later.

It’s shaping up to be a great tournament, so watch every match you can. But get Intel Info Stream: Football. It will feed your live football news need and, best of all, it’s free.

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