After their dominant four-goal display against Italy in the Euro 2012 final, Spain are deservedly basking in the limelight.
After all, their opponents had defeated a tournament favorite in the semifinal and had attracted many admiring glances from all over the continent.
Having endured claims that Spain had deviated from their traditional attacking philosophy associated with the beautiful game, Vicente del Bosque’s charges responded in the final with their best performance in the tournament to round off a great European Championship.
Besides that, Spain are now a peerless national team. Here are six things that Spain’s steamrollering victory over Italy tells us about football.