Euro 2012: Spain claim title again, beat Italy 4-0

Spain won its third straight major soccer title Sunday, beating Italy 4-0 in the European Championship final.

updated: July 02, 2012 10:04 IST
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Kiev: Spain trounced Italy 4-0 in the European Championship final on Sunday, retaining its title and extending its reign as the best team in world football.

Goals from David Silva and Jordi Alba in the first half gave Spain a convincing lead. Fernando Torres and fellow substitute Juan Mata added goals in the last six minutes. ( Matchcentre | Match in pics | Euro 2012)

Italy's task was tough enough with 11 players, and it became impossible with just 10 after the 64th minute. All its substitutes were used when midfielder Thiago Motta, who had only been on the pitch for seven minutes, was taken off due to injury.

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