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    Spain scoring Michiene for Final Euro2008 - Daniel Güiza


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    It has been a heady rise for Spain striker Daniel Güiza. The previously unsung 27-year-old RCD Mallorca forward forced himself into the reckoning for UEFA EURO 2008™ after finishing the season as the Primera
    División's leading scorer, and has seized his chance here with two goals in three appearances. It is an impressive return for a player who only made his international debut in Spain's final qualifier against Northern Ireland in November.
    Final chance
    Güiza scored the winner against Greece in his side's final Group D game then hit another in Spain's 3-0 quarter-final victory against Russia, flicking the ball over Igor Akinfeev after being played through by Cesc Fàbregas. With David Villa injured, coach Luis Aragonés is likely to give either Güiza or Fàbregas a starting role in the final against Germany and the Mallorca man is desperate for the chance.
    "He was fantastic," concedes Güiza. "He is a great player and of the highest quality. My goal was mainly due to his assist." The question now is which of the two will replace Villa in the side for the final. "I keep on training hard and then it's up to the coach to decide," Güiza said. "I don't know, of course it crosses my mind, but I have no idea."