Party time! Casillas lifts the trophy to spark the celebrations for the European champions
Silva’s goal, scored in the 14th minute, was just brilliant though. The ball from Iniesta was exquisite, as was the delivery from Fabregas — it took great skill and pace to burst past Giorgio Chiellini — and the header from Silva; a marvellous aerial finish from the diminutive Manchester City winger.
Italy did react, with Casillas having to come to Spain’s rescue more than once. But Prandelli’s side were struggling to deal with the speed and fluency of the Spanish, the sight of Pirlo throwing himself into a challenge to deny Iniesta a shot telling its own story.
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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|