Player of the day
The Barca-bound full-back Jordi Alba was supreme again last night, defending resolutely, while making the kind of lung-bursting forward runs that were indicative of his displays throughout the tournament. Alba’s cuteness finished a flowing move for Spain’s second goal, and capped a spectacular showing in Poland and Ukraine.
Lookalike of the day
Victorious boss Vicente Del Bosque is a dead ringer for Rene from Allo Allo. Oooh la la!
Goal of the day
David Silva might be a diminutive midfield passer, but he attacked Cesc Fabregas’ cross like a seasoned striker for the final’s opener.
The ‘toys out of pram’ moment of the day
Just three days after his greatest day in football, Signor Balotelli went from super to party pooper at the final whistle, marching off the pitch and shoving an Italian official on his way straight to the dressing room.
The first touch of the tournament of the day
Juan Mata hadn’t as much as set foot onto a competitive Euro 2012 pitch prior to the final ten minutes last night. But he was unleashed to devastating effect, scoring with pretty much his first touch. His stats read: played 10 minutes, 1 shot, 1 goal, 1 win, 1 trophy presentation. Add to that his Champions League and FA Cup winners’ medals and all in all it’s not a bad summer’s work for the 24-year-old.