Spain V Italy Euro 2012 Live Minute-By-Minute Blog

01/07/2012 18:30 | Updated 01 July 2012

01/07/2012 21:57 BST

Hope you enjoyed the three Euros live blogs from the Championship. Pre-season starts in two weeks' time, and then the madness of domestic football will commence faster than a Jordi Alba run. Well, not quite.

¡Buenos noches!

01/07/2012 21:53 BST

Casillas Lifts The Trophy...

Despite Michel Platini doing his John Terry schtick and unnecessarily holding on to the Henri Delaunay silverware.

01/07/2012 21:41 BST


After ending 44 years without a major trophy in 2008, Spain have now won three out of three to set an unprecedented level of success at international level. They can bore, but they can be brilliant, and they are the best.

01/07/2012 21:37 BST

BEEP BEEP BEEP! Spain Win The European Championship

Deserved winners, coach Del Bosque has now won both the World Cup and the Euros, as well as two Champions Leagues with Real Madrid.

The man advantage ensures this scoreline mildly flatters La Roja, but this was an anti-climactic final and they deserved their win.

01/07/2012 21:33 BST


It's carnage in Kiev. Torres lays off a tap-in for Mata, who scores with his first touch. The Italian defensive line is being exposed again by their Spanish bête noire, who was unselfish enough to assist his team-mate.

01/07/2012 21:30 BST

Substitution For Spain

The outstanding Iniesta departs for Juan Mata, who gets his first run out at the Euros. Torres is now the sixth joint-top scorer at these finals.

01/07/2012 21:29 BST

Flattering Scoreline?

Possibly. Especially since Italy have played with 10 men since Thiago aggravated his hamstring strain. However they have been the superior side, comfortably so.

01/07/2012 21:28 BST


Xavi again provided the perfectly-weighted pass as Buffon got a hand to it.

01/07/2012 21:27 BST


Torres makes it a third, as he gets his second European Championship final goal.

01/07/2012 21:26 BST


Hard to foresee any of these Spanish players not being at Brazil for the next World Cup. Xavi has already said he's still eager to go on, so could it be the swansong for the likes of him, Casillas, Alonso and Puyol?

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