Celebrations: The Spain squad celebrate after the final whistle confirms them as European Champions again
Celebrating wildly in the stands Spain's contingent of support had to wait just 14 minutes for their side to take the lead as David Silva, who ply's his trade with English side Manchester City, put his team ahead.
And just before the close of the first half they had doubled their lead thanks to a Jordi Alba strike.
After the break the game appeared to go from bad to worse for the Italians as substitute Thiago Motta limped off after just minutes after coming on.
Cities & Stadiums
The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|