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Spain's Euro cup win : Facts and figures behind the win of the champions


Spainish team celebrating after the triumph of Euro 2012

1. Spain are the first team to win back to back European Championships with a World Cup triumph in between and the first to win three consecutive titles.

2. The four-goal winning margin was the biggest in a European Championship or World Cup final.

3. Vicente Del Bosque is the second coach ever to win a European championship and a World Cup.

4. Sunday’s victory was Spain’s first outright win over Italy in eight major tournament matches.

5. Spain striker Fernando Torres is the first player to score in two European Championship finals.

6. Spain are unbeaten in their last 12 European Championship finals matches and have not conceded a goal in their last five, both competition records. They have kept clean sheets in their last 10 knockout games at the European and World Cup finals.

7. Their last defeat in European Championship play was a 2-0 loss to Sweden in qualifying in 2006 – a 29-game undefeated run.

8. The last time Spain lost after taking a 1-0 lead was a 3-2 defeat at Northern Ireland in September 2006.

9. It is only the third time a team has scored twice before halftime in a Euros final. 

10. Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas is only the second player along with Franz Beckenbauer (1972-1976) to captain their country in three European Championship/World Cup finals.

11. Casillas is also the first player to reach 100 international wins and has a record 79 clean sheets in his 136 appearances.

12. Spain midfielder David Silva was directly involved in five goals at  (2 goals, 3 assists), more than any other player.

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