Three and easy for four-star Spain
Spain made history in Kiev after beating Italy 4-0 in Sunday's Euro 2012 final to become the first side to win three consecutive tournaments.
Vicente Del Bosque's all-conquering champions defended their European crown on Sunday night after a ruthless display in the Olympic Stadium.
Spain flew out of the traps against Cesare Prandelli's Italian outfit, who fell behind after just 14 minutes when Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas combined brilliantly to set up David Silva, who steered an angled header past Gianluigi Buffon from close range.
The Spaniards managed to keep Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo on the back foot and bossed proceedings despite playing without a recognised striker.
But a second goal didn't arrive until the 41st minute, when Xavi's threaded throughball released his new club team-mate Jordi Alba, who calmy clipped a left-footed dink past Buffon to break Italy's hearts and resolve.
The second half was played at a canter but Spain turned on the style in the dying stages, with Chelsea duo Fernando Torres and Juan Mata climbing off the bench to beat Buffon with clinical finishes on 84 and 88 minutes.
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