Continental Europe gained the Hero Cup as Great Britain and Ireland have been unable to get better within the Sunday singles.
Francesco Molinari’s facet took an 8.5-6.5 factors cushion into the ultimate day at Abu Dhabi Golf Club and constructed on that by successful six of the ten singles video games to triumph 14.5 to 10.5.
Poland’s Adrian Meronk sank the decisive putt in his one up victory over England’s Callum Shinkwin.
Molinari advised Sky Sports: “Amazing, amazing. I can finally relax – the last couple of hours have been tense after finishing my game.
“But yeah, it’s been great all week, super happy for the guys.
“Like I said all week, it’s been very, very easy leading them and being a captain for them.”
Molinari, hero of Europe’s 2018 Ryder Cup victory, led from the entrance with a 3&2 victory over Shane Lowry.
GB&I captain Tommy Fleetwood and Tyrrell Hatton turned the board pink with comfy 3&2 and 5&4 wins over Thomas Pieters and Antoine Rozner, and Matt Wallace stored them within the hunt with a 2&1 success over Thomas Detry.
But Continental Europe maintained their benefit as Nicolai Hojgaard beat Seamus Power one up, whereas Victor Perez and Sepp Straka have been too robust for Jordan Smith and Ewen Ferguson of their respective 4&2 and 5&4 victories.
It was left to Meronk to sink his birdie putt from greater than 30 toes on the 18th inexperienced to see Continental Europe house.
Scot Robert Macintyre, beating Alex Noren 5&3, and Guido Miglozzi, with a 4&3 victory over Richard Mansell, produced the ultimate factors for his or her groups.
Fleetwood mentioned: “We obviously came here to win and wanted to do it for each other.
“The first thing I said at the start of the week was ‘your team-mates don’t remember if you play bad, miss a putt or lose a point’.
“But everybody remembers if you don’t give 100 per cent and I couldn’t have asked for any more from anybody this week.
“It’s been an amazing experience for me and I’ve loved playing with my team-mates.
“But they (Europe) clearly deserved it this week, they played the best golf and the winning team makes those moments count.”