Spain retains UEFA Under-21 crown

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.