Spain was the bookmarkers favorite and they did come out on top. But it wasn't easy. They were held for 120mins by the azzurri who perfected a "pick-your-moment-carefully" tactics against the la Roja.
Spain won the penalty shootout that followed thanks to a miss from bonucci. Nevertheless, Italy deserve a very big congratulations for putting up such a performance. A performance that prompted Spain to even play long ball tactics at a time in the match.
Prandelli and his charges did a good job. This match should have been a final.