Crowds in Madrid watched their footballing heroes reclaim their European football crown, demolishing Italy 4-nil in the final of Euro 2012.
Two goals in the first half, and two goals in the second saw the fans erupt each time the ball hit the back of the Italian net.
The final goal by Juan Mata came just a minute after he had come on as a substitute, and sealed Italy’s fate in a match the Spaniards had dominated.
It was a different story in Rome, where fans had hoped their gladiators would have been able to repeat their performance that put Germany out of the competition in the semis.
The 4-nil scoreline was the biggest winning margin in more than half a century of Euro competition.