Spain were superb last night in Kiev and proved to the world yet again that they are here to stay.
In an epic final in Kiev, Spain showed everyone why it is the best team in the world with a magnificent display of superb football which could not be faulted. Spain put four goals past the Italian side with goals coming from David Silva, Barca’s new boy Jordi Alba, and Chelsea duo Fernando Torres and Juan Mata.
The game started as predicted with both teams out of the starting blocks like greyhounds after a rabbit. The first 15 minutes or so was anyones game but Spain got the edge and stayed there. First half strikes came from David Silva and Jordi Alba and pretty much put the game to bed as Italy wasn’t really in this game.
It was a classic game of football in which Italy had no chance. Spain did their homework on midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo and never gave him a chance to breathe, unlike the game against England where he was left pretty much untouched and was allowed to rule the centre of the field. In the game against Germany he also had the freedom to create but with Spain it was different and he knew it.
From the get go, Spain knew they had to take the Italian playmaker out of the game and they did it with ease. Pirlo and company never really got a look in on a game that was destined to be played Spain’s way.
Never before have a team won three major tournaments on the trot and are looking like the best team ever to have graced the planet – they are a serious threat to Brazil who have dominated exquisite football since the days of Noah
All credit thus goes to Spain and the Barca fans no doubt have had an inkling of what to expect from left back Jordi Alba the coming season. he has had one hell of a Euro 2012 Tournament and has been for me the best player in the Spanish squad. Having said that, one player doesn’t make a team and so hats off to the rest of the Spain side for an awesome display of creative football.