Spain romped to a resounding 10-0 victory over Tahiti in the Confederations Cup in Brazil on Thursday evening.
Chelsea forward, Fernando Torres, scored four goals whilst Barcelona’s David Villa managed to grab three too. Torres even missed a penalty with only 10 minutes left, when he smashed his spot-kick against the bar.
Torres opened the scoring in the fourth minute, exchanging passes with Juan Mata before beating the Tahitian keeper, Mickael Roche, at the near post.
Manchester City’s David Silva then doubled their lead, after a superb pass from Villa, before Torres added a third just two minutes, thanks to a mistake from Roche, and Villa got his first of the evening, and 54th for his country, before half-time.
Spain continued to press after the break, with Villa tapping in a fifth, Torres adding a sixth, to complete his hattrick, and Villa then following him by tapping in after another Roche mistake.
Juan Mata then added an eight in just the 66th minute, which left Tahiti’s fans contemplating whether they were about to watch a cricket score unfold.
There was a twelve minute rest bite for the side though, until Torres was given the chance to add a ninth from the penalty spot. However he blasted his shot against the bar, which lead to Tahiti’s fans and their goalkeeper celebrating wildly.
Torres got his revenge though, rounding the Roche just a minute later to get Spain’s ninth, which confirmed that he would receive the match-ball.
Tahiti’s embarrassment was confirmed with just one minute left, when Silva got his second of the game, latching onto a cross from Jesus Navas to fire home.
The score equalled Tahiti’s highest ever defeat, but considering that they are currently ranked 138th in the world, compared to the World Cup winners lofty number one position, it could have been a lot worse.
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