Euro 2012: Spain v France

Mutsu is relieved that Spain won. He was so happy that he provided us with some behind the scenes shot as well.

“3rd match of the Quarterfinal, Spain v France. I arrived in Donetsk from Gdansk via Munich and it was hot. Yesterday in Gdansk the temperature was around 20 degrees, but in Donetsk it was in the 30s.

Spain took an early lead from Xabi Alonso’s header and they dominated the 1st half. But in the 2nd half, they allowed France to create some chances. Their lacklustre performance may have been a byproduct of setting up a base camp in Gdansk where the temperature was lot cooler than in Donetsk. Penalty at end of regulations sealed the win for Spain and they will be playing in Donetsk against Portugal next week.

By the way, it was my first time in Ukraine. I moved around in a taxi and I have no idea what is what here. Cyrillic letters are hurting my eyes. I’m off to Kiev at 5AM tomorrow morning.”

-Photographers getting ready to get the best position for the group shot. If you go beyond the allowed “area”, you are penalised.

– You are allocated a seat before the match, but you can choose which seat you want. But if your seat is “bad”, it looks like this. Right TV camera, left additional referee.

– Setting up the remote behind the goal. I don’t use them. If your camera gets destroyed by a shot on goal, well, tough luck.

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