The decision to stick with Rodrigo for so long up front for Spain confused just about everyone on the planet, but credit to Alvaro Morata for keeping his head down and working hard.
Subbed on late in the opener, he scored the winner; Subbed on in game two, he made the result safe. Earning a start for the third, and meaningless, group game, he scores his third of the tournament, but is dropped for the semifinal against Norway.
Making another late cameo, he gets himself on the score sheet to make it four from four, and finally convinces Julen Lopetegui he's worthy of a starting berth.
Ironically, he fails to score in the final, but works the left channel tremendously and crosses for Thiago Alcantara's opener to set the tone.
A great tournament for Morata, considering his paltry sum of minutes.