Thiago bags a first half hat-trick as Spain U21s are crowned champions following impressive 4-2 win over Italy

Spain U21s 4 – Italy U21s 2 (Under 21 European Championship Final, June 18, 2013) (Alternative highlights.) Thiago Alcantara finished a lovely move to give Spain an early lead. Ciro Immobile equalised for Italy 3 minutes later with a deft finish over David De Gea. Thiago Alcantara netted again to restore Spain’s one goal lead. Thiago Alcantara netted from the spot to complete a perfect hat-trick. Isco ended any lingeing Italian hopes from the spot to make it 4-1. Fabio Borini pulled one back for Italy with a fantastic strike.

GIF: Morata puts it on a plate for Thiago to head Spain in front

GIF: Ciro Immobile chips Italy level 3 minutes later

Florenzi almost pulls off a Gazza v Spain, thwarted by De Gea

GIF: Thiago’s stock rises as he fires in his second v Italy

GIF: Dubious penalty decision given to Spain U21s for ‘foul’ on Tello

Tello’s ridiculous pace gives Isco a great opportunity, shoots just wide of the post

Hat-trick man Thiago shows off his silky skills v Italy U21

GIF: Fabio Borini fires in an, ultimately meaningless, long range strike for Italy U21s

Spain U21s celebrate at the final whistle of European Championships

Spain U21′s lift the trophy following a fantastic tournament

Celebrations in full: Spain U21s celebrate becoming European Champions

Thiago Alcantara on scoring a hat-trick v Italy in Euro 2013 final (English).