SPAIN trounced Italy 4-0 in the European Championship final extending their reign as the best team in world football.
Spain successfully defended their European Championship crown on Sunday as they saw off Italy 4-0 to pick up a record-breaking third consecutive international title.
David Silva rounded off a brilliantly incisive move to edge them in front and the buccaneering Jordi Alba added a second before half-time.
Fernando Torres, four years on from netting the winner against Germany at Euro 2008, stepped off the bench to grab Spain's third, before putting their fourth on a plate for Chelsea team-mate and fellow substitute Juan Mata.
It took just 14 minutes for a Spain side that had been accused of being boring heading into the game to break the deadlock.