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Spain crowned Euro 2012 champions

 

Spain 4 - 0 Italy

 

By Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer in Kiev

 

Spain made history in magical fashion as they outclassed Italy and claimed a successive European crown to add to their 2010 World Cup triumph.

 

Vicente del Bosque's side staged a compelling claim to be the greatest international side of all time as the Euro 2012 final was transformed into an exhibition with Italy - who performed creditably for long periods - passed brutally into submission.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18355496

 

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Taken on July 2, 2012