Spain lifted the Under 21 European championship yesterday with a 2-0 victory over Switzerland in the final.
Despite being the tournament favorites from the offset, Spain were up against a Swiss side unbeaten in the tournament and who had yet to concede a goal.
From the offset it quickly became apparent that it would be only a matter of time before a goal would break the deadlock however, and the Spanish were the team enjoying most of the possession.
In the end it took nearly the entire first half before Athletic Bolbao midfielder Ander Herrera headed in his second goal of the tournament to put Spain ahead in the 41st minute.
Cming out into the second half Switzerland, who throughout the first half never had more than a couple of half chances, know that they have to turns things up.
Spain though had other ideas, and continued to keep the pressure on, coming close with several shots before in the 81st minute all but putting the game beyond the Swiss with a goal from Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcántara.
As well as being the under 21 European champions, Spain as we all know are the world champions with their senior team, and are the favorites to lift the senior European championship next year as well.
The win also makes Spain the second most successful under 21 nation behind Italy,
In the thid place playoff, Belarus shocked the Czech Republic to take a 1-0 victory courtesy of a Yegor Filipenko goal in the 88th minute.