Well, look at their groups, Austria had the worst team in the whole Euro 2008, Poland is awful too, and then you have Croatia which is a good team. Then on Spain's group you have Sweden which is nothing great but is solid, Greece who were the reigning Euro champions until this tournament, and Russia who has just whooped Netherlands, Sweden and Greece before being whooped themselves by Spain. Then at the quarter finals, Germany had Portugal, very good team, and Spain had Italy, world champions, I would say this round was even. Then at semis Germany played against Turkey who had half their team grounded because of sanctions, they were considering putting their 3rd goalkeeper as a player in the 2nd time FFS, while Spain had Russia which, like I said, was just coming off a big whooping of Netherlands. It's pretty clear that Spain had the tougher road.
Actually I would say the groups were about even.Austria are rubbish no doubt but I would class Poland as an average team capable of upsetting anyone. And croatia are a good team though nt as good as they once were. Germany were clear favourites for the group. And they did enough to get through the group.
SPain's Group - Sweden are a poor team nowadays who I would put on a par with Poland. Greece, despite beig Champs 4 years agao are not much better. You can't say Russia are a good team cos they beat Holland in this tournament. Prior to it on ability you wouldn't put them much higher than the first two teams. Spain were clear favourites for the group.
This I would say was even between the two. Just cos Germany didn't win their group doesn't mean they deserve it less. they did what they had to do.
1/4 Finals as you say is even with Germany having the slightly harder game.
Semi's Both teams hadgames they would have bitten arm off to be offered at the start of the tournament so Iwouldn't say one team had it easier. if anything it could be argued that Germany have had it harder as they have had to work a lot harder toget to the final
Deserving it will come down to who wins on the night. Frankly my money would go on germany just cos winning while looking poor is what they do. Loking good but screwing up is what Spain does.