Spain shrugged off their boring tag to create a unique slice of history by becoming the first team to defend the European Championship crown after beating Italy 4-0 in Kiev.
David Silva finished off a brilliant move to give his side a 14th-minute lead. Then Jordi Alba raced onto Xavi's exquisite return pass to slide a second past Gianluigi Buffon just before the break.
Fernando Torres came off the bench to crown a remarkable two months for the Chelsea striker. Just weeks after lifting the Champions League trophy, he scored with a few minutes remaining to end the tournament as top scorer.
|Silva scores the opening goal|
And there was more to come as Torres' Chelsea team-mate Juan Mata scored with two minutes left to seal a memorable night for the all-conquering Spaniards.
In truth it was more than the Italians could handle - Cesare Prandelli's side looked tired and failed to create sufficient chances to haul themselves back into the game.
|Torres scored the 3rd goal|