Spain Vs. Italy, Euro 2012 Final: Spain's Chelsea Contingent Notch 3rd And 4th Goals

Fernando Torres has now scored in back-to-back European Championship finals, which is not something I was expecting to have to write ever. The Chelsea striker came on for Cesc Fabregas a little while ago, and his movement looked positive but rather pointless in a match which Spain had basically already won. But Xavi decided to take advantage of it anyway, threading in a through ball through a flat Italy defence. Torres might have been expected to do nothing at all with the pass, but instead he opened up his body and slotted expertly past Gianluigi Buffon to make it 3-0.

Poor Italy -- that's a really painful scoreline and they're being blown off the pitch with ten men in the second half. Spain are so secure that Juan Mata's been allowed to make a cameo, his first minutes of the tournament. And still there's no Fernando Llorente.

Oh, and then Torres sets up Mata for the fourth goal. This is fair.

(This is not fair.)

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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