The Spanish team celebrates its victory in Kiev on Sunday evening.
España es grande, muy grande. Spain is great, indeed. There is nothing that compares to it. After an impressive victory against Italy in the European championship final in Kiev on Sunday, Spain, which is in the middle of an unprecedented economic crisis, can now proudly say it has the best team in the history of football.
No other national team has achieved what this team did. To win three consecutive international titles – the European championship in 2008, the World championship in 2010 and now, defending its European title in 2012 – seemed impossible, but Spain did it.
After winning in Vienna, it repeated its victory in Johannesburg, and now once more in Kiev, where it won by 4-0 against Italy, a team that used to be an unbeatable rival for the rojos, the red team, but which was now finally beaten.
To win a final the way Spain did, is reserved only to great teams. Gianluigi Buffon, the Italian goalkeeper, received no less than four goals, while the Italians finished the game without scoring.
Spain has not won over Italy in 92 years, but on Sunday, the Italians were completely in the hands of this team that is writing one of most beautiful pages of the history of world sports.
To dominate like this, with exemplary football and a style and capacity to take control over the games when needed, is something that has never been seen before.
The first goal, a header by David Silva, after a pass from Cesc Fabregas, came after only 13 minutes and left no doubt about the team’s strength. Four minutes before the interval, Jordi Alba scored the next. In the second half, two more goals from the Spanish team, scored by Fernando Torres and Juan Mata, left the Italians without mercy, who finished the game without scoring.
The Spanish team completely dominated. There was only one team. Italy could do nothing against the Spanish talent.
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