Spain won their third consecutive major final, and set out a new record by scoring 4 goals to see off their Italian counterparts in the Euro 2012 final game on a 4-0 scoreline. Despite not starting with any real striker, Spain struck first via Silva on the 14th minute, and Alba doubled the lead on the 41st minute to kill the Italian hopes. The second half saw Italy play the last 30 minutes or so with only 10 men due to all subs being made and losing Motta to a thigh injury. However, Spain kept going on, and substitute Torres added a 3rd on the 84th minute, before eventually setting up the fourth for Mata on the 88th to seal a historic win. Italy could do no better than accept the punishment and humiliation, with Balotelli being ineffective this time, as was Pirlo who was the Italian mastermind so far.