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Olympic Stadium (Kiev) (ATT 60,000) 1st July 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: P Proenca

Spain Spain vs Italy Italy

Spain 4

D Silva (14)
J Alba (41)
F Torres (84)
J Mata (88)

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Italy 0

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  1. Spain 4 Italy 0. All over and Spain are crowned European champions. Their bench piles onto the field and the celebrations can begin. Three titles in a row for this fantastic team.

  2. 90+3

    Cheeky from Ramos. Torres fires a cross into his feet at the front post. Ramos, a centre-half, tries to turn it through his feet and past Buffon. The Italy keeper saves.

  3. 90+2

    Arbeloa felled. Puyol and Villa ready to join in the celebrations. Hearing that Torres will be gold boot winner as he has three goals, an assist and has played fewer minutes than Mario Gomez - who was due to get it.

  4. 90+1

    Spain back at walking pace. Oles ring out around the stadium. They are moving slowly, but are still moving forward. Italy wary of letting them through again.

  5. Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.

  6. 90

    Final few seconds. Spain going through the motions. They are playing the ball across their back four. Italy not that bothered about getting it back.

  7. 89

    No more than Spain deserve, as they have bossed this. Hard on Italy as they have offered plenty to the game and the tournament. Best side will win though.

  8. 88

    GOAL SPAIN - MATA. Records continue to tumble as Spain make it four. Torres beats the offside trap once again. Rather than go for goal himself he squares for Mata to roll into an empty net.

  9. 87

    Abramovich is here tonight. He will be pleased to see Torres among the goals and Mata getting a run out. On the field, Balotelli is caught offside. He doesn't look happy.

  10. 86

    Iniesta off and Mata on as Spain edge towards the final whistle.

  11. 85

    Italy dead on their feet now. They have given their all, but will come up just short.

  12. 84

    GOAL SPAIN - TORRES. Four years on from his winner at Euro 2008, Torres is on target in the final again. Perfect end to a perfect night's work for Spain. Torres drifts into space and once picked out rolls the ball past Buffon and into the bottom corner.

  13. 83

    Arbeloa, a right-back, caught offside. So many passes from Spain that they overdo it in the end. Xavi had options right and left. Italy sitting deeper and deeper.

  14. 82

    Xavi strolling around the park, popping up all over the place. Spain in no hurry to get the ball forward. They know they have this game wrapped up and don't need to push for a third.

  15. 81

    Pedro lines up from distance, as Spain go short with the corner again. Pedro's shot from 25 yards is not the best and skids well wide of the target.

  16. 80

    Spain playing at walking pace. Iniesta that brings them to life again. He spots Torres breaking behind Bonucci. The Italy centre-half is forced to concede another corner.

  17. 79

    The offside flag saves Pedro. Spain cut through at ease, with Alba inside the Italy box yet again. He squares for Pedro, who should roll in number three. He somehow skews the ball wide, but his blushes are spared by the flag.

  18. 78

    Italy finally into the Spain half, with Balotelli involved again. Impossible taske with 10 men and Spain suddenly spring clear with Pedro.

  19. 77

    Spain take a corner short. Xavi then finds Pedro, who moves the ball out to the right and Ramos. Balzarettu puts his arms into Ramos, who goes down inside the box. Nothing given. Went down far too easily.

  20. 76

    Iniesta always looking to get into the box and draw defenders in. He seems to have three around him whenever he has the ball. He's that good that he is able to wriggle away from them. On this occasion his cross towards Torres is cut out.

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