Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the finals of the Euro championship to claim their third European crown in Kiev. Spain started with the formation they had played throughout this tournament, "the false no 9", which is without a specialized striker. Cesc Fabregas was deployed deep into the Italian defense and he did well to set up the first goal for David Silva. He ran in deep till the touchline only to release a nicely lofted ball that Silva put it beyond Gianluigi Buffon without much problems.
Italy pressed hard, with Riccardo Montolivo and Danielle de Rossi, who often found a way to drive past the Spanish defenders, only to be denied by "Saint" Iker Casillas, who was magnificent at the Spanish goal. Italy suffered their second setback when Juventus defender Giorgio Chielini, was injured. Federico Balzaretti had to come in his place. Balzaretti did well on the left, often producing menacing runs.