Andres Iniesta at Euro 2012: Highlights of Spanish star's incredible tournament

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta played in some seriously incredible teams.

He was one of the key components in Pep Guardiola’s once-in-a-generation Barca side and was one of the conquerors-in-chief as Spain ruthlessly carved out a global dynasty.

The midfield maestro won upward of 30 major trophies during his illustrious career while also plundering individual awards at will.

In combination with now Barca coach Xavi, Iniesta formed one half of one of the greatest midfield duos football has ever seen.

When they got to work as a pair, there was simply no stopping them as their guile and nonchalant intricacy broke down defence after defence with frightful ease.

Iniesta was the pure embodiment of ‘Tiki-Taka’ football and was simply always a joy to watch.

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And, if you’re here looking for you daily dose of Iniesta magic then you’ve come to the right place after highlights of his performances at EURO 2012 re-emerged online.

From 2008 to 2012, Spain were simply unstoppable, winning two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Iniesta, who scored the winner in the Johannesburg final, was always one of the first names on the team sheet during those heady days.

KIEV, UKRAINE – JULY 01: Andres Iniesta of Spain runs with the ball during the UEFA EURO 2012 final match between Spain and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on July 1, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Judging by his individual highlights from 2012, it is not hard to see why, either.

Iniesta’s EURO 2012 highlights

The silky star was simply in another class as he made the continental carnival his dance floor, spinning a merry web of wizardry around his bewildered opponents.

From easing his way out of heavy traffic to gorgeous meandering runs and everything in between, the man was simply unstoppable in Poland and Ukraine.

Unreal – how easy does he makes it all look?

His passing never misses a beat and the ball just seems mesmerically glued to his feet whenever he decides that a pass isn’t on.

In short, this is a highlights compilation we could watch all day long.

Iniesta now plies his trade in Japan where he is the captain of J1 League club, Vissel Kobe.

While his playing days may be numbered, his incredible legacy will live long in the memories of the football loving public all over the globe.

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