Jerusalem: Spain retained the 2013 UEFA U-21 soccer championship beating Italy 4-2 here at the Teddy Stadium.
Spanish captain Thiago Alcantara hit a hat-trick in the first half which ended 3-1 in Spain`s favour on Tuesday night, reports Xinhua.
After the restart, Spain proceeded their attack and scored through Isco`s penalty kick in the 66th minute. In the 80th minute, Fabio Borini pulled one back for Italy.
I was very emotional on the podium and I broke down into tears because this was my first Asian Games after missing the two previous Asian Games, partly because of a doping allegation in 2006 when I was innocent.