ZonalMarking’s match recap: Spain 4-0 Italy: Spain win Euro 2012 | Zonal Marking
Go read the whole thing. E.g., the lede:
Spain produced by far their best performance of Euro 2012, and won the final with ease…
Spain were the better side by a considerable distance. They didn’t settle for mere dominance of possession, and instead attacked with speed and determination to produce a wonderful display of football.
And his concluding lines:
Spain’s first two goals provided their crowning moments – pieces of pure footballing brilliance that also sum up their playing style. Every great side needs a ’shortcut’ – people don’t remember the entirety of Brazil’s 1970 World Cup campaign, but they remember Carlos Alberto’s goal, and that summarises Brazil’s brilliance. Silva and Alba’s goals provide that microcosm…The goals weren’t typical 2012 Spain, but they were certainly typical tiki-taka.