By RFE RL
(RFE/RL) — Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, defending their European title won in 2008.
Spain, who are also world champions, are the first team to win three consecutive international trophies.
Spain dominated the game, attacking from the outset, and won their most convincing title so far.
Spain’s David Silva scored a header in the 14th minute, while Jordi Alba made it 2-0 in the 41st minute.
In the second half, it was Fernando Torres’ turn to score, in the 84th minute, then Juan Mata gave Italy the coup de grace in the 88th minute.