Belgium produced an awesome performance to win their first ever Belfius EuroHockey Championships title as the World Cup winners added another major title to their collection.
The Red Lions produced a rip-roaring start to build a huge 4-0 lead they never looked like relinquishing, sending the sold out crowd into raptures at Wilrijkse Plein.
The Belgians had beaten Spain 5-0 in the first game of the tournament and they produced an identical victory to bookend the tournament with the decibel level going through the roof.
The first few minutes were end to end with Loick Luypaert denied by Quico Cortes while Enrique Gonzalez found a foot in the sixth minute but Arthur van Doren produced an excellent block.
John-John Dohmen fittingly started the ball rolling on the score sheet. He missed last December's World Cup final through illness but has had a remarkable year in trying to comeback from that, helping Waterloo Ducks win the Euro Hockey League. He guided in Victor Wegnez's cross for a 10th minute lead.
Spain were not sitting back, however, and they drew the best out of Vincent Vanasch before the end of the quarter.
But the second quarter saw the Red Lions in rampant form, transforming the lead from one to four. Gauthier Boccard delivered an amazing ball from the left wing to Florent van Aubel the chance to tap in a 16th minute second goal.
Two minutes later Tom Boon picked out the top corner with a drag-flick. And they went four to the good with 27 minutes gone when Manu Stockbroekx cut back from the baseline and powered in on his backhand.
In a stirring start to the second half, Xavi Lleonart fizzed a reverse at goal that Vanasch denied while Spain had a number of corners. A couple caused havoc but Belgium managed to mitigate the damage, surviving a video call for a penalty stroke.
But the party got back into gear when Thomas Briels produced an audacious piece of skill to win a corner which Alexander Hendrickx duly dragged in.
Spain did keep plugging away and drew more stops from Vanasch who was in sparkling form once again to maintain his and Belgium's clean sheet to go with the title and the Olympic ticket.
In the individual awards, Victor Wegnez was named the player of the tournament. The Netherlands' Jonas de Geus was the Under-21 talent while Vincent Vanasch was a deserving winner of the goalkeeper award.
The top scorer prize was shared on five goals by Tom Boon, Alexander Hendrickx, Mirco Pruijser and Pau Quemada.Goals: 10' John-John Dohmen (FG) 1-0, 17' Florent van Aubel (FG) 2-0, 18' Tom Boon (PC) 3-0, 27' Manu Stockbroekx (FG) 4-0, 39' Alexander Hendrickx (PC) 5-0