The Spanish national team is clearly the best football team in the world. They further proved that with their second straight EUFA Euro victory on Sunday and third major championship in four years.
Italy proved no match for La Furia Roja, who dismantled their defense and slipped an incredible four goals past keeper Gianluigi Buffon. Spain held the Azzurri to just six shots on target, with keeper Iker Casillas handling them all with ease.
David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata all scored for a Spanish side that put on a pinpoint-passing clinic.
Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque once again trotted out an extremely controversial lineup that did not involve any strikers until second-half substitutions. It did not prove detrimental in the least, as Silva and Alba were able to give their side a comfortable cushion before Torres and Mata put the match away after coming on in the waning minutes.
The Spanish national team has been nothing short of brilliant, with wins at Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and now Euro 2012. They are arguably one of the best teams ever assembled and will be the squad to beat at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Just look at these incredible goals that Spain scored in the finals against an extremely good Italian team.
Silva easily knocks in a perfect header off a Cesc Fabregas cross that was set up from an Andres Iniesta through ball:
Alba then scored his first international goal by beating Buffon one-on-one after receiving a perfect pass that kept him onside and able to beat the defenders:
Torres helped his Golden Boot campaign by sliding one into the corner of the net after Italy failed to clear the ball late in the game.
It will be tough to beat this Spanish side anytime soon, as they have so much skill and a deep understanding of the game. Just watching these few highlights showcases the immense talent on the team.
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