Xavi, David Guiza and David Silva grabbed second-half goals to stun the Russians and end 24 years of underachievement during which they have not reached the final of a major competition.
There was concern over David Villa after the tournament´s top scorer was replaced before the break after picking up a knock but Cesc Fabregas came on and set up the final two goals and will now be pushing for a starting place.
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