Originally Posted by sledger
Tbf to Spain, it's not like they totally shut up shop. It struck me that they realised France were just so totally pedestrian that once they scored their goal they didn't need to get out of first gear to see them off. All they had to do was go through the motions and wait for the clock to run out. They didn't park the bus, France were just rubbish.
Spain rarely park the bus in the traditional sense. They have just perfected the art of keeping posession without trying to do anything substantial with it for large periods.
Often comparison is made with Barca in this regard, but the Spanish team just takes it to a different level without any direct players.