Spain vs Italy

Current Score

  • Spain 4
  • Italy 0

Current time

90
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Match Profile

  • Time 4:45 AM AEST 2 July 2012
  • League EURO 2012
  • Round Final
  • Venue NSK Olimpijs'kyj
  • Attendance 63,170

Spain

Spain ESP

Italy

Italy ITA
Goal Scorers
  • David Silva
    • 14minutes
  • Jordi Alba
    • 41minutes
  • Fernando Torres
    • 84minutes
  • Mata
    • 88minutes
Goal Scorers
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 2
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 0

Match Commentary

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90 COMMENT Torres plays a low ball in to Ramos at the near post, but Ramos' back heal attempt is saved by Buffon. The referee blows for full time and Spain are the European champions!
90 COMMENT There are 3 minutes to be added on, and should results hold, this would be the largest margin of victory in EURO history.
90 COMMENT Spain, with 4 goals, have scored more goals in the final than any other team.
88 AS Assist by Fernando Torres (Spain)
88 G GOAL (Spain): Scored by Mata
88 COMMENT MATA SCORES! Torres was in alone on the Italian keeper, but unselfishly plays it across the face of goal to Mata, who puts it in the open net! Mata scores in his first appearance at the finals! Spain lead 4-0!
87 SO Substitute out Iniesta of Spain
87 SI Substitute in Mata of Spain
87 COMMENT Iniesta is replaced by the Chelsea man, Juan Mata, who comes in for the first time at this finals tournament.
85 COMMENT Torres has become the first player to score in two European Championship final matches.
84 AS Assist by Xavi (Spain)
84 G GOAL (Spain): Scored by Fernando Torres
84 COMMENT Torres is played through by Xavi and Torres slides the ball past Buffon to the bottom right corner of the goal! Spain lead 3-0!
83 COMMENT Casillas has now gone 500 minutes without conceding, since Antonio Di Natale's 61st-minute goal for Italy from a free kick on 10/06. Spain have kept nine successive clean sheets in major tournament knockout games.
82 COMMENT Should Spain maintain a clean sheet, they would have allowed only one goal in this tournament, the least any team has allowed in EURO history.
81 COMMENT Spain are awarded the corner, that Xavi takes short. Pedro Rodríguez has an attempt on goal that goes wide of Italy's goal.
79 COMMENT Pedro Rodríguez is flagged for off side as he found himself alone in the penalty area from an Alba low cross. Spain pressing for a third goal, and don't seem content for a two goal victory.
78 COMMENT Fernando Torres was the goal scorer in Spain's 2008 European Championship. He will be looking for another finals goal here tonight.
76 COMMENT The pace of the game has dropped since Motta left. The Spanish are able to maintain possession and Italy look very tired as the game wears on.
75 SI Substitute in Fernando Torres of Spain
75 SO Substitute out Fàbregas of Spain
75 COMMENT Fàbregas is replaced by Torres who scored his first goal for Spain against Italy.
74 COMMENT Fàbregas chips a ball to the back post after being played in by Pedro. Abate heads the ball clear in front of Iniesta at the back post.
72 COMMENT Alonso is called for a foul on Balotelli as he attempted to win back possession after losing it to the Italian striker.
71 COMMENT Fàbregas, who started tonight for Spain, made his seventh substitute appearance at the UEFA European Championship against Portugal. This seventh substitution equaled a record held by the Netherlands' Aron Winter and Cazorla.
69 COMMENT Pedro Rodríguez is played into the box by Iniesta and delivers a cross that is cut out before it could find Fàbregas at the back post.
68 COMMENT Spain are passing around the Italian area, and finding much space, especially with a numerical advantage since Motta left.
66 COMMENT Spain are 19 competitive games without defeat, since a 1-0 loss to Switzerland on 16/06/2010 at the World Cup. Spain have lost 4 of their 14 friendlies in that time, however.
64 COMMENT Pirlo delivers a high ball to the back post, but Bonucci can't connect and the ball is out for a goal kick.
63 COMMENT Arbeloa is penalized for tripping Balotelli 30 yards out from the goal, to the right of Iker Casillas.
61 COMMENT Thiago Motta goes down with what appears to be a hamstring injury. Italy have already used all three of their substitutes, and will have to continue the game a man down.
60 COMMENT Italy have won just 2 of their last 8 games in regulation time. Victory over the Republic of Ireland on 18/06 ended an Italian national-record run of 6 games without a victory in major final tournaments. They will be looking to take yet another game into extra time tonight.
59 SI Substitute in Pedro of Spain
59 SO Substitute out David Silva of Spain
59 COMMENT Pedro Rodríguez comes in to replace Spain's first goal scorer, Silva.
58 COMMENT Pirlo delivers a curling ball to the back post! Casillas punches the ball clear before an Italian attacker could connect.
57 SO Substitute out R. Montolivo of Italy
57 SI Substitute in Thiago Motta of Italy
57 COMMENT Ramos concedes a free kick for a foul on Di Natale to the right if the penalty area. Pirlo is set to take the kick.
55 COMMENT A promising attack is halted as Di Natale is flagged for off side.
54 COMMENT Iniesta plays Fàbregas in at the top of the area, but Fàbregas gets the ball caught beneath his feet and Buffon collects for Italy.
53 COMMENT Iker Casillas, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi Hernández, Torres, Cesc Fàbregas, Santi Cazorla, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos and David Silva all featured in the 2008 final. No player has appeared in two UEFA European Championship final wins. Rainer Bonhof came close, as he was a non-playing member of the West Ge
51 COMMENT Balzaretti playes Di Natale into the area and Di Natale shoots from point blank range! CASILLAS SAVES! Di Natle attempts to chip the rebound over Casillas, but Casillas is back to his feet and collects for Spain.
50 COMMENT Xavi crosses the ball back towards Fàbregas at the back post, but the cross is cut out and Buffon collects. Spain still pressing for another goal.
49 COMMENT Balotelli is called for a foul on Arbeloa and Arbeloa is shaken up on the play.
48 COMMENT Fàbregas cuts through the defense and nearly finds the goal, but Abate clears after Buffon got a piece of the delivery.
47 COMMENT Spain have had over 50% possession in 21 of their last 22 games at major final tournaments, the exception being the UEFA EURO 2008 final victory over Germany (46%). After 45 minutes, Spain have maintained 47% of possession.
46 SO Substitute out A. Cassano of Italy
46 SI Substitute in A. Di Natale of Italy
46 COMMENT Italy kick of and the Italians have 45 minutes to find the goal twice. Game on! Straight away the Italians threaten the goal! Abate delivers a cross that Di Natale heads over the goal.
45 YC Yellow card awarded to A. Barzagli of Italy
45 COMMENT Barzagli is given the yellow for taking Iniesta down as he burst past the Italian defender. Xavi plays the ball in from the free kick, but it finds only the Italian defense.
45 COMMENT Silva strikes a shot from the top of the area, but Buffon collects easily as the shot was directly at the Italian keeper. The referee blows for half time and Spain go into the dressing room leading 2-0.
44 COMMENT Montolivo blasts a shot from well out and again Casillas punches the driving shot clear.
43 COMMENT Silva plays the ball to Arbeloa on the right flank, but the cross is cut out and the Italians are on the counter.
41 AS Assist by Xavi (Spain)
41 G GOAL (Spain): Scored by Jordi Alba
41 COMMENT Xavi plays the ball through to Alba who is in behind the defense! Alba is through on the Italian goal and Alba scores! The left back slides the ball past Buffon and scores his first goal for Spain! Spain lead 2-0!
39 COMMENT Balzaretti is called for a foul on Silva at midfield. Xavi takes the free kick short and the Spanish maintain possession.
38 COMMENT Balotelli blasts a shot from 25 yards out that sails over the Spanish goal.
37 COMMENT Balotelli lays the ball back to Monolivo at the top of the area, but Montolivo losses possession. Italy using a patient build up play to seek to get back in this one.
35 COMMENT A promising Spanish attack is halted when Silva is called for off side.
34 COMMENT Spain are looking to be the first team to win 3 major tournaments in a row, and win the European Championship twice in a row.
33 COMMENT Cassano drives a blistering shot from well out that Casillas punches clear. It was a dangerous attempt that nearly caught the Spanish off guard.
32 COMMENT Spain have won the last 61 games in which they have scored first, a stretch that reaches back to 2006.
31 COMMENT Pirlo attempts a high long ball to Abate, but Abate can not reach the pass and Spain are awarded a goal kick.
30 COMMENT Pirlo has an effort from 40 yards out from the free kick that goes harmlessly wide of Casillas' goal.
29 COMMENT Cassano receives a long ball into the box and cuts behind his defender and shoots! Cassano's shot goes through the defense, but finds Casillas waiting to collect for Spain.
28 COMMENT Vicente del Bosque could become only the second coach to win the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship. Helmut Schön was first, he was the West Germany coach when they won the 1972 EURO and 1974 World Cup.
26 COMMENT Italy are looking to score on a Spanish side that has not conceded a goal in a knock out phase game since conceding to France in the 2006 World Cup.
25 YC Yellow card awarded to Piqué of Spain
25 COMMENT Piqué is given the yellow for a sliding tackle on Cassano in the middle of the pitch.
24 COMMENT Italy lose possession after an errant cross and Spain are back on the attack.
23 COMMENT Italy are beginning to see more of the possession as they pass around the midfield.
22 COMMENT Chiellini was unable to continue as he suffered what appears to be a knee injury. Balzaretti who has participated in the finals tournament comes in to replace him.
21 SI Substitute in F. Balzaretti of Italy
21 SO Substitute out G. Chiellini of Italy
20 COMMENT Spain came into this tournament without two key players. Carles Puyol is out with a knee injury, and Spain's record scorer David Villa is out with a broken leg.
18 COMMENT Sergio Ramos' blocks a shot for an Italian corner, to be taken by Italy.
16 COMMENT Pirlo takes the free kick that looks just like the one he scored on Spain in their opening fixtures. Pirlo's shot is deflected out for a corner. The corner taken by Italy is cleared for a goal kick.
15 COMMENT Arbeloa fouls Balotelli 20 yards out from the goal, to Casillas' right.
14 AS Assist by Fàbregas (Spain)
14 G GOAL (Spain): Scored by David Silva
14 COMMENT Fàbregas is played into the area by Iniesta and streaks toward goal. Fàbregas cuts his cross back across the face of goal from the right side of the area. Silva connects with a header! SILVA SCORES! Spain lead 1-0!
13 COMMENT Spain have maintained 61% of possession so far in this match.
12 COMMENT Spain have out passed all of their opponents at EURO 2012. They have made 3,417 completed passes at UEFA EURO 2012, to their opponents' 1,530. It was 672/341 against Italy, 810/198 v Ireland, 639/231 v Croatia, 638/429 v France and 658/331 v Portugal.
11 COMMENT Pirlo plays a dangerous long ball over the top to Balotelli! Casillas is out of his area to clear the ball for Spain.
10 COMMENT Xavi is played through the defense at the top of the area by Fàbregas and drives a shot! Xavi's shot is just over the Italian goal from 18 yards out.
9 COMMENT Spain are maintaining possession and passing around the midfield.
7 COMMENT Xavi takes the first corner of the match and finds Ramos in the penalty area! Ramos' header is over the goal for a goal kick.
6 COMMENT De Rossi is called for a foul on Xavi. Ramos takes the free kick and shoots from 40 yards out! Ramos' shot is over the Italian net.
5 COMMENT Balotelli and Ramos compete for a high ball into the area that Ramos wins and the defense clears. Dangerous moment for the Spanish side.
4 COMMENT Italian coach Cesare Prandelli is unbeaten in competitive internationals, recording 10 wins and 5 draws to date, with the shoot-out triumph over England classed as a draw.
2 COMMENT Pirlo blasts a shot from 20 yards out that goes high and wide of the Spanish goal.
1 COMMENT Spain kick off and this final match of EURO 2012 is underway!
0 COMMENT The teams are lining up in the tunnel as both wait to take the field for the last time at EURO 2012. A champion will be crowned tonight!
0 COMMENT The teams are on the field warming up for this important match as fans flood into the Olympic stadium. Both keepers looked focused and prepared for this match, which is the first European final where both captains are the goal keepers.
0 COMMENT Your line-ups for this match are as follows: For Spain; Casillas(GK) (C), Piqué, Sergio Ramos, Arbeloa, Jordi Alba - Xavi Hernández, Xabi Alonso, Busquets – Silva, Fàbregas, Iniesta. For Italy; Buffon(GK) (C), Chiellini, Abate, Barzagli, Bonucci – Marchisio, De Rossi, Montolivo, Pirlo – Balotelli, C
0 COMMENT Welcome to Olympic Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine for the final match of EURO 2012. Tonight, the champions of Europe will be crowned, and Italy faces the EURO 2008 champions Spain for the title. Your official for the most important match of the European Championship is Pedro Proença of Portugal.

Line-up

SpainESP

Starting 11

1
Casillas
Piqué
25
15
Sergio Ramos
Arbeloa
18
Jordi Alba
41
Iniesta
87
Xavi
10
Fàbregas
75
Xabi Alonso
16
Busquets
21
David Silva
14
59

ItalyITA

Starting 11

1
G. Buffon
G. Chiellini
21
I. Abate
A. Barzagli
45
19
L. Bonucci
C. Marchisio
16
D. De Rossi
R. Montolivo
57
A. Pirlo
M. Balotelli
A. Cassano
46

Match Statistics

SpainESP

52
3
17
3
9
5
Possession (%) 52
Corners 3
Fouls 17
Offsides 3
Shots on Target 9
Shots Wide 5

ItalyITA

48
3
10
3
6
5