01 July 2012
Diego Jabalquinto / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Spain won the Euro 2012 by defeating Italy 4-0 in the final held at Kiev's Olympic Stadium. The Reds played a brilliant tournament and are the first side in history to win the title a second time in a row.
The squad featured five Madridistas. Casillas gave a solid performance throughout the championship and became its least scored upon goalkeeper. Arbeloa, Ramos and Alonso were also starters in the final and played the entire match. Raul Albiol was on the bench.
Silva netted the opener from a header. The second was tallied by Jordi Alba in a one-on-one with Buffon. Torres and Mata sealed the clash with two strikes in the second half.
Spain dominated throughout, benefitting from Motta's injury on the 61-minute mark, which left Italy with ten men.