Euro 2012: Tricampeones & a Dynasty! Final Power Ranking the Spain Players

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Euro 2012: Tricampeones & a Dynasty! Final Power Ranking the Spain Players
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Spain: officially a dynasty!

It wasn't even close as La Furia Roja cruised to a 4-0 win over Italy in the Euro 2012 final. Andres Iniesta lead the way on offense, as his playmaking caused trouble for the Italian defenders. David Silva had a fantastic game as he secured the opening goal from a great pass by Cesc Fabregas.

Xavi got out of the funk he was in and served as architect of the Spanish attack by setting up the plays, including the through ball to his new FC Barcelona teammate Jordi Alba for the second goal. Xavi made another through ball to Fernando Torres to make it 3-0.

Juan Mata finally got a few minutes playing time and got a goal in the dying minutes as Spain defeated Italy 4-0.  This would be their third European championship in La Roja history and Spain's third major tournament in a row–a feat no team had ever accomplished until now.

But without a doubt, the best strategy Vicente del Bosque made for this game was the marking of Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo.

Sergio Ramos shut down Balotelli. Mario was double and even triple teamed at times. Prilo suffered the same fate, as the Spanish defenders, along with Xabi Alonso and Xavi, came to double Andrea and take him out of the game.

In my final article covering Euro 2012 for Bleacher Report, I decided to do my last power ranking for the Spanish players of Euro 2012. Some of the players shined more than others, while others did not have to best of tournaments to say the least.

Using an A-Z grade scale, I give you the final power rankings for the European champions Spain of Euro 2012.

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