Hats off to the Spaniards for finally getting rid of the monkey on their back and winning a major soccer title.
Of course, no one should have watched this game expecting a thrilling match, which is what made it decent. It was a solid match. While the Final wasn't as exciting as some of the other matches in the tournament (e.g. the overachieving Turkish squad), it definitely had a good pace to it between two highly skilled clubs - a big difference from the defense-first Greek squad that won four years ago.
The only disappointing sight was seeing Cesc Fabregas play as well as he did, and whether or not he'll show the Gunners the same kind of enthusiasm later this fall. My guess is since he wants out of England, we'll have to make do with his flashes of brilliance as opposed to the solid all-around games we saw this time. Liverpool fans, on the other hand, must be pleased with Torres, even if he waited until the final game to silence some of his tournament critics.
Anyway, congrats to Spain and to their fans. Well-earned.