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Euro 2012: Who Were Spain's Heroes Throughout the Tournament?
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On Sunday, July 1st, 2012, Spain managed to dominate Italy in a 4-0 victory in the European Championship for their third consecutive major tournament championship, something that no other team has ever done.

The first half ended 2-0, with Spain making the most of their chances, while Italy just wasn't able to get their rhythm going in the match. At one point in the second half, Italy's third substitution, Thiago Motta, got injured—this left the Italians with 10 men, to face Spain's 11. 

In the last 27 minutes of the match, Spain just took advantage of the fact that they had more players than Italy, and managed to score two more goals; one by Fernando Torres and another by Matta.

As a result of this win, this Spanish team is being considered one of the best of all time.

With this great tournament campaign, this Spanish side has seen many players step up, and these players have been huge factors in Spain's success.

So with that, here are some of Spain's heroes who have played well in the entirety of this tournament.

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