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Spain get 10 out of 10

Torres scored four and missed a penalty (©GettyImages)
Torres scored four and missed a penalty (©GettyImages).

The Spanish football team undertook its second match at the Confederations Cup by setting world records. The Spaniards beat Tahiti by an astonishing 10-0.

Even though the scoreboard remained 1-0 for the first 31 minutes, the Spanish victory was a foregone conclusion, since the Tahitians were an inferior team - as their heavy defeat 6-1 against Nigeria on Monday had proved.

It was also the match where Fernando Torres and David Villa redeemed themselves. The strikers, who were part of the starting team after a period of being reserve players, dazzled with their performances.

The Chelsea striker scored four goals, while the Barcelona player made a hat-trick. 

Manchester City midfielder David Silva increased the score twice and Chelsea's Juan Mata added another.

Spain opened the scoring after only five minutes with El Niño's scored his first goal of the match. 

By the time the first half had ended, Silva, Torres - again - and Villa had created a massive advantage.

Villa and Torres scored twice - with Torres scoring his fourth a minute after missing a penalty - while Mata and Silva completed the rout.

With a result that could have been even bigger - the Spaniards didn't try very hard, and their rivals weren't very aggressive.

Spain becomes the leading team of Group B, leaving Tahiti out of the competition.

After this match, Spain has become the first team ever to win a FIFA tournament of national teams with a goal difference of 10.

For his part, Torres is now the first player in Spanish history to score in five different final stages - 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013 - and the first player in the Confederations Cup's history to get two hat-tricks - the other one came against New Zealand in 2009.

And together with Villa, this game marks the first time that two players have scored a hat-trick in the same match at Maracanã Stadium.

Both teams will play their last group stage match on Sunday. 

Spain will play against Nigeria, while the Tahitians will face Uruguay.

 

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