By John Leicester
Even in slow-motion replays, Spain still seemed to play at 1 million miles an hour. The Italians? Well, they looked like they’d been locked inside a pinball machine, which, in a way, they had.
Is it heresy to liken the first team to ever defend the European Championship to other geniuses – Pablo Picasso, Antoni Gaudi and so on – that Spain has shared with us over the centuries?