Euro 2012 - How the tournament unfolded
Spain became the first side to win three tournaments in a row with a 4-0 victory against Italy in the final. Here's how the tournament unfolded:
08 June: Group A: Poland 1-1 Greece | Russia 4-1 Czech Rep
09 June: Group B: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark | Germany 1-0 Portugal
10 June: Group C: Spain 1-1 Italy | Rep of Ireland 1-3 Croatia
11 June: Group D: France 1-1 England | Ukraine 2-1 Sweden
12 June: Group A: Greece 1-2 Czech Rep | Poland 1-1 Russia
13 June: Group B: Denmark 2-3 Portugal | Netherlands 1-2 Germany
14 June: Group C: Italy 1-1 Croatia | Spain 4-0 Rep of Ireland
15 June: Group D: Ukraine 0-2 France | Sweden 2-3 England
16 June: Group A: Czech Rep 1-0 Poland | Greece 1-0 Russia
17 June: Group B: Denmark 1-2 Germany | Portugal 2-1 Netherlands
18 June: Group C: Croatia 0-1 Spain | Italy 2-0 Rep of Ireland
19 June: Group D: England 1-0 Ukraine | Sweden 2-0 France
21 June: Czech Republic 0-1 Portugal
Late Cristiano Ronaldo header sends Portugal into the last four
22 June: Germany 4-2 Greece
Greece were lucky to get two and Germany should have scored more than four as they cruised into the semi-finals
23 June: Spain 2-0 France
France were no match for Spain as Xabi Alonso's double set up a Portugal v Spain semi-final
24 June: England 0-0 Italy (after extra-time - Italy won 4-2 on penalties)
Italy outplayed England and squandered chances, but eventually edged through in the shoot-out
Wednesday 27th June
Portugal 0-0 Spain
After extra-time - Spain won 4-2 on penalties
Portugal edged the first half, the two sides had a stand-off in the second half, and Spain were on top in extra-time before Cesc Fabregas converted the winning penalty in the shoot-out to send them into the final.
Thursday 28th June
Germany 1-2 Italy
Mario Balotelli showed his good side with a superb first half double, with Mesut Ozil's stoppage time penalty only a consolation for Germany as Italy earned their place in the final.
Sunday 1st July
SPAIN 4-0 ITALY
Spain were too strong for Italy as goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata secured the biggest margin of victory in a European Championships final.
It was the first time a nation has won three tournaments in a row, and showed the world that great things can be achieved without a striker.
Spain's 4-6-0 formation was always 4-3-3 in reality, it was just that Spain's midfielders are good enough to play up front too.
Andres Iniesta won the player of the tournament award, with 10 Spain players named in UEFA's 23-man team of the tournament.
Torres was the Golden Boot winner. Six strikers scored three goals, but Torres took the award by virtue of having provided one assist and his goals were scored in just 189 minutes of playing time.