Spain Vs. Italy, Euro 2012 Final: David Silva Gives Spain Lead

Yeah, that was coming. Actually, scratch that. David Silva headed goals are never, ever coming. And yet, here one is. Andres Iniesta threads a pass in through the right channel for an onrushing Cesc Fabregas, and he blows past Giorgio Chiellini and cuts back for Silva, lurking on the edge of the six-yard box. The Manchester City midfielder pulls off a lovely flicked header, and Gianluigi Buffon can do absolutely nothing about it as it flies into the top corner to give the defending champions a 1-0 lead.

It's been a brilliant start from Spain, who are playing their best football of the tournament so far. Italy look at sixes and sevens -- if they want to get back into this match, they'll have to score against a team who haven't conceded in over 900 minutes of knockout football. Good luck with that.

We have live coverage of the match in our Spain vs. Italy, Euro 2012 StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter.

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