Spain 3-0 Nigeria: Match report
- 23 June 2013 22:12
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Spain eased into the semi-final of the Confederations Cup with a 3-0 win over Nigeria.
Two goals from Jordi Alba and another from Fernando Torres ensured La Roja kept on course for the expected final against Brazil next weekend – but Italy and Uruguay – Spain and Brazil’s last four opponents respectively – will have a say in proceedings.
Alba put Spain ahead within four minutes and Torres and Alba both scored after the break in a routine win for the world champions.
The Super Eagles had their chances, but were guilty of poor finishing on numerous occasions.
And Silva, earning a landmark 75th cap, should have scored his 21st international goal when he found himself clear inside the box after a superb pass from Andres Iniesta – but the City star completely mis-hit his shot from close range.
So it’s the Light Blues (Italy) v the Reds (Spain) – Azzurri v La Roja – and a chance for former Blues favourite Mario Balotelli to upset former team-mate Silva and Navas.