Spain Makes History As They Clinch The Euro 2012 Cup
Congratulations to Spain, they have become the first team to win 3 straight major titles and the first to win back-to-back EURO titles. They marched straight into the history books with a magnificent 4 – 0 defeat to Italy in Kiev.
David Silva’s first-half goals from and another from Jordi Alba gave the Spaniard’s a first half confidence lead, which was later crowned with late efforts from substitutes Fernando Torres and Juan Mata.
Victory in the final also represents a triumph for 61-year-old coach Vicente Del Bosque, the first man to lead any team to the World Cup, European Championships and European Champions League crowns, the latter with Real Madrid in 2000 and 2002.
It was all too much for Mario Balotelli, who marched straight down the tunnel at the end and angrily shrugged away efforts from Italian officials to get him to stay, before returning for the presentation ceremony.