Wow, what a tournament, 31 matches with only two or three duds and with several genuine classics and plenty of high drama, especially in the knock-out phase where tournament football usually gets too nervy and cagey to be truly entertaining.
With Torres's winner in the final it meant that 77 goals were scored, exactly the same as at EURO 2004, but the manner of many of the goals has meant that it's been an entirely different tournament from last time with fantastic quick counter-attacking and passing moves replacing the reliance on set pieces that saw Greece crowned as champs last time out.
Also, despite all the usual pre-tournament grumblings about the new ball being lighter and liable to move around in the air like a demented bumble bee, there's been relatively few long range goals, only Ibrahimovich and Ballack managing to score from any distance outside the penalty area. Instead most of the goals have been the product of brilliant passages of play, showing the importance of quick, accurate passing and intelligent movement, something that I hope England, under Capello, can learn from (although don't bet on it, I fully expect to see Ferdinand, Lampard, Gerrard and co pumping aimless balls upfront for Rooney and Owen to chase in the World Cup qualifiers).
So a wonderful tournament and as is customary here's a rundown of some of the highs and lows.
Best goal - Nihat's fantastic winner against the Czech Republic to cap a remarkable comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and send the unfancied Turks through to the semi-finals.
Worst goal - Petter Hansson's scrambled effort against Greece, the ball eventually ricocheting off his left knee and the Greek central defenders stood paralysed by ineptitude.
Best game - Too many to choose from, although Holland vs Russia probably wins it for Arshavin's fantastic performance.
Worst game - Any that involved the French, apart from their twatting at the hands of Holland.
Best facial hair - Germany's immobile centreback, Metzelder, who, with the beard looks as though he could've been playing in the 1970's, in fact he had the pace of someone 30 years older so perhaps he was?
Best player - Arshavin, a little genius, completely dominated two out of the three matches he played in, it's a shame that Spain managed to emasculate him so completely and make him play like the ruddy faced choir boy that he so resembled.
Worst player - It's a toss up between two titanically crap target men, the worst Italian hitman ever, Luca Toni and Germany's Mario Gomez, both of whom couldn't have hit an alpine cow's arse with a banjo the size of Leichtenstein.
Best manager - Fatih Terim, looked like a minicab driver and ranted and raved from the sidelines like a fan rather than an international coach.
Worst manager - Raymond Domenech, he had a terrible tournament with France and then to compound his misery, he proposed to his girlfriend, a very attractive French sports presenter, live on air which she huffily rebuffed, quelle surprise!
Best pundit - This is a tough one but it can only really be Martin O'Neill as he was the only one who seemed to vaguely know what he was talking about and not just talk in clichés and national stereotypes (although actually Gordon Strachan wasn't too bad and one of the few people who understood why Ruud Van Nistelrooy's "offside" goal was given).
Worst pundit - The Two Alans (Hanson and Shearer). I know I'm cheating slightly by naming two but, to be honest, they've almost become one banal, monotonous entity and if they can continue to blag a sizable chunk of the licence fee for only having one opinion between them then I feel justified in nominating both of them. The Viennese golf courses and tanning parlours will be missing them, viewers will not.