I'm not sure about that - so far every team has set up in a way that implies "Spain will have all the ball, we'll come up with a way to deal with that", Portugal were the first team I've seen in ages who looked as though they wanted to compete in terms of possession. Not by playing the same kind of possession football but by getting in Spanish faces. Arguably a task made easier by tiredness or whatever but they made Spain look pretty ordinary tonight I thought, they had the chances to win it and so did Spain but it was a very fifty-fifty kind of game. Even Italy in the first match against Spain played the first way - albeit effectively and they could easily have won - but it's refreshing to see someone have a proper go.
I think that if Germany get past Italy (and it's a bigger if than some think) then they will beat Spain in the final. They were knocked out of the World Cup by Spain 1-0 and they lost the final of the last Euro 2-0 (I think it was) but they look as though they've grown in strength since then and Spain look weaker. Either more teams have figured them out or missing Villa is a big deal.
That's my thoughts, now watch me be proved wrong.
Madness that Scholes wasn't included.