Fernando Torres out muscled the German defender before lofting the ball over keeper Jens Lehmann.
Despite his current form, this goal was typical of the Torres of old and was worthy of winning the tournament for the Spaniards.
So, it looks like Robin van Persie is heading towards the Old Trafford exit door.
History is generally favourable to hosts in big finals.
Its been the lot of so many England players over the years, but today it was Laura Bassett coming to