"El major equipo de la historia!" is the headline in Spanish sports paper AS, which, in case you haven't already guessed, means: "The best team in history!"
"Spain won their third European Championship, became the first team in history to win three major titles in a row and elevated their style of play into legend," the paper's report continues.
"You have to rub your eyes to believe it, but don't rub too hard: you will never want to erase what they saw last night."
El Mundo is similarly bold.
"Champions of Legend," is its headline, with the report going slightly loopy in its purple prose: "A handful of players without equal, moulded from a winning gene, directed by a coach with firm ideas and free of the arrogance of his peers, cried out in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev that Spain can be an example to the world."
That's just the starting point, the paper going on to refer to the "triple crown" as "an erotic fantasy never before achieved". We'll stop there, lest you overheat on this rainy Monday morning.
It's not just the Spanish papers that make such bold claims, however: the Daily Mirror's back page headline "Ole Trinity" anoints the side the "greatest team in history".
The Times's Tony Cascarino claims Vicente del Bosque's team have changed the game permanently: "What victory in Euro 2012 proved is that this is a team who have shaped football’s future, too. Over the past four years, under Luis Aragonés and Vicente del Bosque, Spain have challenged every preconception about how the game should be played. So unprecedented has been their success that they have changed the face of the sport."
In the Daily Mail Jamie Redknapp compares the side to the "magical Brazilian side of 1970", though considering Redknapp was born in 1973 we're not entirely sure how much weight to give his words.
In France, L'Equipe leads with a simple back page headline: "Gracias!" The story thanks Spain for putting on such a stunning display of football, and almost unbelievably rewriting Gary Lineker's famous saying about the Germans: "Football is a game in which eleven men play against eleven, and at the end Spain win." After more heady words of praise for the team that has "rewritten history" their only regret is that Spain "killed any question of suspense before half-time".
Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport leads with a series of pictures of the devastated Italian players at the end of the match. The paper's explanation for the defeat draws on Cesare Prandelli's claim that his men were simply too tired to take on Spain at their own game, though they tried to. Interestingly, Spain's AS also praised Italy for trying to take the game to Spain, even if the openness with which they played hastened their end.
The Times also has an Italian perspective from Gabriele Marcotti: "When you push men forward and try to be positive at every opportunity, you can leave yourself exposed at the back. Try to out-football the best footballing side in the world, maybe in history, and you can pay a hefty price."
Marcotti also points out that, for once, Spain were outdone in the possession stats, at least for a while: "At half-time UEFA’s official stats showed Italy with 53 per cent of the possession against Spain, the Azzurri were two goals down. Why? Because, simply put, quality magnifies the impact of possession. And Spain are, qualitatively, a much better side."
The Daily Star's Brian Woolnough says that Spain buried all the criticism that they were a boring team with plenty of possession but precious little idea of how to use it properly: "Spain produced a master class to answer all their critics last night. Boring? Are you sure? This was breathtaking, wonderful football as they closed in on making history."
The Daily Telegraph's Alan Hansen also tackles the issue of Spain's lacklustre performances in the early stages of the tournament, and comes up with a fitting simile: "They have been a bit like a sprinter at the Olympics. They’ve cruised through to the final doing what they needed to get through the early rounds and, when it mattered, they have produced their best performance of the tournament. I don’t think we will see a performance as good as that again."
And finally, we'll leave the last word to Germany's Bild, which leads its coverage not with the one-sided final or the magnificence of Spain, but by focusing on the players bringing their children on to the pitch to celebrate victory.
The message is clear: Spain are set to dominate football not just for now, but for many years to come, with the paper asking the question, "Have we already seen the stars of Euro 2032?"