Spain was clearly in a different league from Italy. It's a pity really that Germany have such problems with Italian style football, they would have fared much better against the Spanish. That would have been a mouthwatering final, this was just no contest. I would rank Spain, Germany and Portugal, in that order, as the best three teams with Italy and maybe England a bit behind them. I think the most impressive stat when it comes to Spain is that hey have not conceded a single goal in the knockout phase of a championship since they lost the round of 16 game against France in WC 2006. That's three major championship knock out phases without a single goal against.