Spain won their first European medal since 2003 as they fought back from a goal deficit to beat England in a shoot-out, ending the English run of seven successive medals.
Normal time ended 1-1 with England taking the lead in the 10th minute via Hannah Martin before Maria Tost equalised in the second half, setting up the shoot-out.
England went in front in the tenth minute when Lily Owsley won the ball from a loose defensive free. She was through two on one and laid off to Martin who finished off for 1-0.
Spain, though, have been playing at a high tempo this tournament and they soon started to force the tempo, winning a corner while Marta Segu tested the reflexes of Maddie Hinch who was excellent throughout.
It left the scoreline at 1-0 to England at half-time as the temperatures began to rise in the stadium. Maria Tost equalised in the 36th minute when Begona Garcia took a quick free on the right and delivered the cross into the path for Maria Tost to guide.
Giselle Ansley's drag-flick was scrambled away by Maria Ruiz, denying an instant response for England as the play whizzed from end to end.
Hinch had to be on her guard with a spectacular stop from Carlota Petchame with Tost's follow-up also drawing an important block.
Indeed, Spain much of the final quarter camped in English territory but they looked vulnerable to counters when Jo Hunter got away, leading to Martin's shot being deflected wide.
But no one could find that winning touch and so it went to shoot-out. England took the initial advantage when Hinch kept out Gigi Oliva.
But a dramatic third round saw Ellie Rayer fouled for a stroke. Melanie Garcia came off the bench to save it from Giselle Ansley. Begona Garcia and Bea Perez both scored while Sarah Evans rolled her shot wide to put make it 3-2.
It left Holly Pearne-Webb the chance to try and keep the game alive but Ruiz saved it and Spain had their first Euro medal since 2003.
Goals: 10' Hannah Martin (FG) 0-1, 36' Maria Tost (FG) 1-1
Hannah Martin 0-1
Clara Ycart 1-1
Anna Toman 1-2
Gigi Oliva - saved
Ellie Rayer/Giselle Ansley PS - saved
Begona Garcia 2-2
Sarah Evans - saved
Bea Perez 3-2
Holly Pearne-Webb - saved
Solheim Cup 2019
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