Juan Mata remembered the Euro 2012 in the La Sexta series ‘Where were you then?’. He spoke of his goal in the final after a pass from Fernando Torres and highlighted the good atmosphere within the team.
On the 95′, the Portuguese striker beat Rulli to score the final 2-1 against Villarreal. The Red Devils get in the fight for the first position of their group after the first game week defeat.
Juan Mata started in a game that decided Lanzini. The crossbar denied a goal from the Asturian in the first half. Mata generated three chances for his teammates.
Two goals from Ronaldo got United on track on this new Red Devil win (4-1) against Newcastle. Old Trafford’s crowd vibrated with the return of the Portuguese. Bruno and Lingard scored the other goals.
It is not the same to play football and be a footballer. Here, I try to explain how my life has been shaped by the beautiful game, the experiences I have had, and the decisions I had to make along the way, consciously or subconsciously, on and off the pitch.
Mata's world map
Several stadiums have had a big impact on my career (Mestalla, Stamford bridge, Old Trafford, Soccer City, The Olympic Stadium of Kiev, Allianz Arena, Wembley, Amsterdam Arena…) but football has let me travel so I’ve had the chance of meeting plenty more. I’ve located and compiled them so that you can see them on my particular ‘Mata´s wold map’. I hope you like it.