Spain lifts the trophy after victory during the UEFA EURO 2012 Final match between Spain and Italy (Getty Images)So this is how a team for the ages responds to the moment: Spain 4, Italy 0.
They didn't just knock on history's door. La Roja were absolutely Furio, kicking it into so many splinters, they're still picking them out of the Azzurri backline's butts. Best team ever? No one has ever gone Euro-World Cup-Euro without relinquishing the trophy - and with this kind of style. Yeah, I'd say the shoe fits.
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On Canada Day, yet, with all the main thoroughfares of this city and many others in this multicultural nation wearing the Azzurri blue (or wearing almost nothing at all, this being Pride Parade Day as well), they were a lesson not only in rising to the occasion, but doing it within a true team framework. The power of team - that's what a neutral, Canadian fan can take from this. There's no towering Zidane figure. Rather, it starts with two all-world midfielders of rare vision and precision in Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, and continues with aRead More »from Spain’s Euro reign is a lesson on the power of a unified team