Spain Vs. Italy, Euro 2012 Final: Spain Denied Penalty After Bonucci Handball

Italy have made a halftime substitution, pulling off Antonio Cassano for Udinese forward Antonio di Natale. "Toto" remains the only man to have scored against Spain in this tournament, and he nearly made an immediate impact in the final. Riccardo Montolivo and Ignazio Abate combined well down the left to set up a cross, and di Natale found himself with a free header in the centre of the cross, putting the ball just over the crossbar.

At the other end of the pitch, Spain have chances too, with Cesc Fabregas dragging a shot just wide. The next time they get the ball he managed to dance past both Federico Balzaretti and Leonardo Bonucci before Gianluigi Buffon made a scrambling save. Spain won a free kick shortly thereafter, and Sergio Ramos wanted a handball called on Bonucci after the defender blocked his header. With his arm.

So yeah, that should have been a penalty, but whatever. It's 2-0. Spain are winning this anyway.

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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