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Spain Wins 2012 Euros, Becomes One Of Sports’ Greatest Dynasties

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It’s not a quote-on-quote three-peat for the Spanish National Team, but their Euro 2012 victory over Italy on Sunday gave them their third consecutive major championship in a row.

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC

Champions League Semi-Finals Recap: Chelsea Faces Barca, Real Madrid and Munich Advance

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The Champions League final four are set with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Real Madrid as this year's representatives.

ZINEDINE ZIDANE

Zidanes Y Pavones: Barcelona Routs Real Madrid

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=151189"> Back in the early 2000's as Real Madrid assembled their Champions League-winning squads, the term “Zidanes y Pavónes” was coined to describe their recruitment policy. On one side were the world-class stars—the “galácticos” the likes of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinedine_Zidane">Zinedine Zidane</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Figo">Luis Figo</a>—and on the other were home-grown academy products such as <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Pavon">Francisco Pavón</a> to plug the gaps where money couldn’t.


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