Increíble. Spain are the champions of Europe. Again. Their 4-0 destruction of Italy will cement their place as one of the best teams to play in any sport. Spain wraps a four-year cycle from 2008 to 2012 where they won the European Cup twice, the World Cup in between, and won 61 games, lost only six and drew four. Let’s get to the best tweets from the build-up to and the come-down from the final.
Ahead of the match, the mutual respect was on display from the two Mediterranean giants. Sergio Ramos took the time to snap a photo with the peerless Pirlo, arguably the player of the tournament leading up to the final.
After the match ended (and to be honest it was over after Alba’s second goal), it was celebration time for the Spaniards. We got multiple shots of hardware and diminutive playmakers, first from Andrés Iniesta, then Cesc Fàbregas who gave us a shot with both European trophies. Finally, Juan Mata posed with the Henri Delaunay Trophy, his third trophy this year, adding to his FA Cup and Champions League wins with Chelsea.
One of the most impressive things about Spain’s victory, was that they did it without their charismatic captain Carles Puyol and the man who normally finished off their flowing football, David Villa. Both were injured but made it to the final to be a part of the celebrations. Puyol snapped this photo from the foot of Spain’s trophy raising.
What says you? Is Spain the greatest team that sport has ever seen?