Thursday June 20, 2013 1st Round: Group B Finished Maracană

Spain 10 - 0 Tahiti

  • Torres 5’, 33’, 57’, 79’
  • Silva 31’, 89’
  • Villa 39’, 49’, 64’
  • Mata 66’

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  1. Confederations Cup - Torres hits four as Spain maul plucky Tahiti

    Confederations Cup - Torres hits four as Spain maul plucky Tahiti

    Spain hit double figures in their Confederations Cup Group B clash against minnows Tahiti in a 10-0 win at the Maracana. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Spain
    • Tahiti
    • 90+2' There goes the final whistle! A 10-0 win for Spain. All a bit predictable in the end.
    • 89' We are into two minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Ball rattles around that Tahiti box before Navas lifts the volley over the bar.
    • 87' Tahiti lost by the same margin to New Zealand in 2004. This equals their heaviest-ever defeat.
    • 86' GOAL! Silva turns to smash the ball into the corner of the net from the Navas pass. Spain reach double figures with four minutes left. 10-0.
    • 85' Villas plants the ball in the net, but is offside by some distance.
    • 84' Roche off his line to grab the cross ball from Navas. Tahiti continue trying to press up the park, but final ball continues to let them down at the key moment.
    • 83' Jonathan Tehau does just enough to get the Torres pass away with Villa waiting to convert. So close to a 10th goal.
    • 82' Nicolas Vallar gets the ball out of his own box. Tahiti would like to keep this to nine.
    • 81' Fabregas with a late challenge on Marama Vahirua.
    • 80' Fernando Torres is the first player in Confederations Cup history to score four goals in one game.
    • 79' GOAL! Torries rounds Roche for the ninth Spanish goal. All too easy with Tahiti holding a high line almost at the halfway line.
    • 78' Torres misses the penalty. Horrible penalty as the ball comes back off the bar and over. Poor stuff by Torres.
    • 77' Andres Iniesta takes over Cazorla for Spain. Torres with the penalty.
    • 76' Ricky Aitamai handles the ball in his own box and that is a penalty to Spain.
    • 75' Chance for Torres, but he heads wide from Fabregas's cross. Decent delivery, but Torres can't find the target.
    • 74' Navas twisting and turning, but can only dink the cross ball into the arms of the Tahiti goalkeeper Roche.
    • 73' Silva fails to pick out the run of Navas. Arbeloa then back to Reina.
    • 72' Cazorla drags a shot wide of goal. Plenty of support among the crowd for Tahiti.
    • 71' Vallar the latest man to make a clearance. Spain trying to find this opening, but Fabregas fails to find a way through a crowded box.
    • 70' Roche then beats out the drive by Cazorla. Spain pushing for the ninth goal of this training session.
    • 69' Roche dives to tip away the free-kick from Villa before applauding the crowd.
    • 68' Off goes Juan Mata and on comes Cesc Fabregas for Spain.
    • 67' Heimano Bourebare departs the scene to be replaced by Lorenzo Tehau.
    • 66' Spain could score more than two here as Cazorla's shot is charged down.
    • 65' 25 minutes remaining of this contest as Reina comes off his line to collect the cross from Jonathan Tehau.
    • 64' GOAL! Mata cuts through the middle before rattling the ball through the legs of Roche. An 8-0 lead now.
    • 63' Two trebles in this match for Torres and Villa. Just depends who else is now going to join the party for the world champions.
    • 62' GOAL! Villa scores as Roche comes from his goal and misses the loose ball. Poor, poor play by the keeper. A 7-0 lead now.
    • 61' Teheivarii Ludivion forced to come up with a timely block to prevent the pass from reaching Navas.
    • 60' Really should have been seven goals there. Torres crowded out on the edge of the Tahiti box.
    • 59' Navas with a superb turn of pace. Picks out Silva, but he can't covert. Navas putting too much pace on the delivery into the heart of the Tahiti area.
    • 58' The white shirts forced to sit deeper and deeper the longer this goes.
    • 57' Teaonui Tehau caught offside as he set off too soon. Right call by the linesman.
    • 56' GOAL! Torres is the first man to his treble as he nets from the Villa cutback. Brilliant sweeping move by Spain. They lead 6-0. Four short now of double figures.
    • 55' Change for Tahiti as Teaonui Tehau takes over from Alvin Tehau for the minnows.
    • 54' Villa just offside as he tried to prod home his hat-trick. Expect him to get there at some point.
    • 53' Spain on a 23-match unbeaten run since losing 1-0 to England at Wembley 18 months ago.
    • 52' David Villa netted his 55th goal in his 90th match and is now Spain's oldest player to score for La Furia Roja at the FIFA Confederations Cup.
    • 51' An offside flag goes up against David Silva. Couple of yards. Correct call.
    • 50' Spain back on the ball. Double figures is surely a real possibility now. Especially if Tahiti tire.
    • 49' GOAL! Villa slides the ball into the net from Monreal's cross ball. Superb play by Spain. Tahiti left exposed.
    • 48' Spain have introduced Jesus Navas for Sergio Ramas at the break.
    • 47' David Silva lifts a free-kick straight into the arms of Roche in the Tahiti goal. All too easy for the goalkeeper.
    • 46' Off we go then with this second half. How many will Spain declare on? That is the most pertinent question.
    • 45+1' Villa picks out Villa with the cross. Mata fails to keep the volley down. Bad connection, but Spain settle on four. All as expected.
    • 44' We are into one minute of time added on to this first half as Reina collects the driven cross by Ricky Aitamai.
    • 43' Silva trying to engineer an opening, but Vallar clears before Cazorla is booked for a spot of dissent.
    • 42' Marama Vahirua with a free-kick from deep, but straight out of play as Reina looked on. Goalkick to the world champions.
    • 41' Ten members of the opposing squads were involved in the sides’ showdown at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2009, which Spain won 8-0. Two of them are Spaniards, namely Jordi Alba and Cesar Azpilicueta, who captained La Roja during that match.
    • 40' Villa can't reach the ball as Roche is quickly off his line to gather the loose ball.
    • 39' Torres slides the ball into the net, but is offside as he netted. Free-kick to Tahiti as Roche knocks it long.
    • 38' Spain’s senior international side have met Oceanian opposition only once before, in this very competition in 2009, when they comfortably beat New Zealand 5-0 in Rustenburg.
    • 37' GOAL! Villa sticks the fourth goal into the net for Spain. A 4-0 lead as Villa converts from Silva's pass. All too easy.
    • 36' This is the first ‘A’ international meeting between the pair. Four years ago, Spain and Tahiti found themselves pitched together in the same first-round group of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2009 in Egypt, with the Iberians cantering to a 8-0 win.
    • 35' David Villa again trying to cut open Tahiti, but he blasts the ball into the side netting. Should have been a fourth goal.
    • 34' It was Mata who played provider with a lovely little pass through to Torres for that second goal. Superb piece of supply play.
    • 33' Tahiti earn a corner here, but Javi Martinez wins the ball in the middle of the box ahead of Teheivarii Ludivion.
    • 32' GOAL! Torres takes the ball beyond Roche. Well onside and he finishes with ease as Spain move 3-0 clear. A bit more like it now for Spain.
    • 31' GOAL! Spain slot a second as Silva passes the ball into the net from Villa's pass. A 2-0 lead now. More to come surely.
    • 30' Torres through on goal, but opts to square to Villa rather than go for goal and the chance is lost. Poor play by Torres.
    • 29' Roche dives low to his left to keep out the shot by Cazorla. Torres can't get to the rebound to force the ball home.
    • 28' Mata throws over the free-kick. Decent header by Albiol, but his header comes back off a white shirt.
    • 27' Vallar late on Torres, and Spain will have a free-kick on the edge of the Tahiti box here which will be taken by Mata.
    • 26' Doesn't look like they will be hitting double figures tonight unless Tahiti collapse. Which could yet happen.
    • 25' Spain have reached double figures twice in international matches - 13-0 v Bulgaria (21 May 1933), and 12-1 v Malta (21 Dec 1983).
    • 24' Marama Vahirua cracks a free-kick straight into the wall. Ball breaks to Edson Lemaire, but he ends up knocking the cross straight out of play.
    • 23' Steevy Chong Hue drives into the heart of the Spain half. Albiol made a fair tackle, but the referee somehow awards a free-kick.
    • 22' Torres drives the shot straight at Roche in the Tahiti goal. Easy enough stop.
    • 21' A Juan Mata pass is disappointing before Ricky Aitamai pushes over Sergio Ramos out wide. Tahiti toiling to inject any fluidity into their movements.
    • 20' Roche out of his goal to punch clear the cross by César Azpilicueta.
    • 19' Edson Lemaire prods the ball away from Torres. Spain just continue their dominance.
    • 18' Roche needing some treatment after being caught late by Torres in his own box.
    • 17' Roche out of his goal to clasp the cutback by César Azpilicueta after he raced into the Tahiti area. Spain remain 1-0 ahead.
    • 16' Torres dinks another ball into the Tahiti area, but Ricky Aitamai is well positioned to clear the danger.
    • 15' The biggest win at the Confederations Cup is by a six-goal margin: 8-2 Brazil beat Saudi Arabia in 1999), and 6-0 when Brazil thumped Australia in 1997.
    • 14' Sergio Ramos knocks the long ball straight out of play trying to pick out Torres.
    • 13' Nicolas Vallar knocks a Monreal cross away for another Spain throw-in here. Spain content to keep the ball.
    • 12' Steevy Chong Hue darts into the Spain box. Goes to ground appealing for a penalty, but César Azpilicueta's tackle was fair.
    • 11' Decent chance for the Chelsea forward, but not snapped up. Spain could score any amount of goals this evening. Obvious this is a mismatch.
    • 10' Villa feeds Torres, but he ends up lifting his shot over the top after he had bounded into the Tahiti box.
    • 9' Long ball from the back goes straight through to Reina. César Azpilicueta then brings down Marama Vahirua. Obvious foul in his own half.
    • 8' Nicolas Vallar doing well to cut off supply after Roche smothered the Torres cross. Spain creating plenty of space early on.
    • 7' One and counting from Spain then in this mismatch as Roche comes out of his goal to clasp the ball bravely at the feet of Torres.
    • 6' GOAL! Torres beats the goalkeeper at the near post. A bit of a mishit from Torres, but Roche went the wrong way.
    • 5' Tahiti clearing the danger from deep in their own box. Spain going through the motions with their passing movements.
    • 4' 50,000-60,000 fans inside the Maracana. Most of them behind the minnows as Torres fails to collect the pass from Silva.
    • 3' Offside flag goes up against Villa from Cazorla's pass. Tahiti already playing a high line.
    • 2' Tahiti kicked off the action, but Spain quickly into their stride as you would expecit in keeping possession. Tahiti immediately drill the balll into a corner like this was a rugby match. Odds for this one are: Spain 1/500, Tahiti 250/1 and draw 50/1.
    • 1' Almost ready to go in this encounter. And we are off and running. Or at least Spain are.
    • 19:59 The national anthems are being belted out. Tahiti with a population of just over 178,000. Gives you some idea of the gulf in class and countries.
    • 19:57 Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta: "We must be highly realistic and it is impossible for us to beat Spain, quite impossible. They are the European and the world champions and the favourites to win this Confederations Cup tournament. But even if they score 15 or 20 goals, I would be happy if we scored one. Spain have won two European titles and the World Cup and the players on the bench are all stars. Spain is the top football nation and Uruguay only managed 28 per cent possession against them on Sunday."
    • 19:55 Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque: "There will definitely be a change in goal and those who did not play against Uruguay will play. It's not showing the opponent a lack of respect but an attempt to maintain balance. It helps improve relationships when everyone feels useful. The 23 players I have are starters for their clubs and they are all capable of playing for the national team. It is often difficult when you are facing a weaker opponent but you have to show all your virtues and try to win."
    • 19:50 Tahiti - beaten 6-1 by Nigeria - have a full-strength squad to pick from, though the difference in quality between their players and Spain's world and European champions should ensure they are beaten badly whatever XI they put out.
    • 19:45 Having beaten Uruguay 2-1 in their opening fixture, Spain make plenty of changes for a match in which they are expected to inflict a heavy defeat on their opponents. Vicente del Bosque brings Fernando Torres into the attack while Manchester City's David Silva and Jesus Navas also start.
    • 19:40 The referee is Djamel Haimoudi of Algeria. For what it is worth.
    • 19:35 Teams: Spain: Reina, Azpilicueta, Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Monreal, Cazorla, Javi Martinez, Silva, Mata, Torres, Villa..subs: Casillas, Pique, Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas, Pedro, Soldado, Busquets, Arbeloa, Jordi Alba, Jesus Navas, Valdes////Tahiti: Roche, Aitamai, Jonathan Tehau, Vallar, Ludivion, Lemaire, Vahirua, Bourebare, Caroine, Alvin Tehau, Chong Hue..subs: Meriel, Wagemann, Faatiarau, Teaonui Tehau, Atani, Aroita, Lorenzo Tehau, Tihoni, Simon, Vero, Hnanyine, Samin.
    • 19:30 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Spain against Tahiti from the Confederations Cup. Group B encounter here with the other match involving Nigeria and Uruguay. This Spain match is an 8pm kick-off.
  • Summary

    • 86' GOAL! Silva turns to smash the ball into the corner of the net from the Navas pass. Spain reach double figures with four minutes left. 10-0.
    • 79' GOAL! Torries rounds Roche for the ninth Spanish goal. All too easy with Tahiti holding a high line almost at the halfway line.
    • 78' Torres misses the penalty. Horrible penalty as the ball comes back off the bar and over. Poor stuff by Torres.
    • 76' Ricky Aitamai handles the ball in his own box and that is a penalty to Spain.
    • 75' Chance for Torres, but he heads wide from Fabregas's cross. Decent delivery, but Torres can't find the target.
    • 64' GOAL! Mata cuts through the middle before rattling the ball through the legs of Roche. An 8-0 lead now.
    • 62' GOAL! Villa scores as Roche comes from his goal and misses the loose ball. Poor, poor play by the keeper. A 7-0 lead now.
    • 59' Navas with a superb turn of pace. Picks out Silva, but he can't covert. Navas putting too much pace on the delivery into the heart of the Tahiti area.
    • 56' GOAL! Torres is the first man to his treble as he nets from the Villa cutback. Brilliant sweeping move by Spain. They lead 6-0. Four short now of double figures.
    • 49' GOAL! Villa slides the ball into the net from Monreal's cross ball. Superb play by Spain. Tahiti left exposed.
    • 43' Silva trying to engineer an opening, but Vallar clears before Cazorla is booked for a spot of dissent.
    • 37' GOAL! Villa sticks the fourth goal into the net for Spain. A 4-0 lead as Villa converts from Silva's pass. All too easy.
    • 35' David Villa again trying to cut open Tahiti, but he blasts the ball into the side netting. Should have been a fourth goal.
    • 32' GOAL! Torres takes the ball beyond Roche. Well onside and he finishes with ease as Spain move 3-0 clear. A bit more like it now for Spain.
    • 31' GOAL! Spain slot a second as Silva passes the ball into the net from Villa's pass. A 2-0 lead now. More to come surely.
    • 30' Torres through on goal, but opts to square to Villa rather than go for goal and the chance is lost. Poor play by Torres.
    • 29' Roche dives low to his left to keep out the shot by Cazorla. Torres can't get to the rebound to force the ball home.
    • 6' GOAL! Torres beats the goalkeeper at the near post. A bit of a mishit from Torres, but Roche went the wrong way.
    • 19:35 Teams: Spain: Reina, Azpilicueta, Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Monreal, Cazorla, Javi Martinez, Silva, Mata, Torres, Villa..subs: Casillas, Pique, Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas, Pedro, Soldado, Busquets, Arbeloa, Jordi Alba, Jesus Navas, Valdes////Tahiti: Roche, Aitamai, Jonathan Tehau, Vallar, Ludivion, Lemaire, Vahirua, Bourebare, Caroine, Alvin Tehau, Chong Hue..subs: Meriel, Wagemann, Faatiarau, Teaonui Tehau, Atani, Aroita, Lorenzo Tehau, Tihoni, Simon, Vero, Hnanyine, Samin.

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    Manager: Vicente del Bosque

  • Tahiti

    Manager: Eddy Etaeta

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