Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas both scored in the game against Ireland. (Reuters)
Spain’s national team showed it has come the European championship with the ambition to win and make history as the first team to have won three international titles in a row. This was clear after the game against Ireland on Thursday that Spain won by 4-0.
The European champion since 2008 and world champion since 2010 played impressive football that showed it has the capacity to win.
With Fernando Torres in the position as forward, after a storm of critic against coach Vicente del Bosque for playing a midfielder instead of a forward in the game against Italy on Sunday, the team showed the doubts that may have aroused after the game against the Italians is already forgotten, which ended 1-1.
Torres scored two of the four goals. Cesc Fabregas and David Silva scored the other.
The victory against Ireland means that Spain is now leading the group with a total of four points, the same as Croatia, but with the goal difference in Spain’s favor. They are followed by Italy with two points and Ireland with 0 points, which means the Irish team is the first team of the championship to already have been eliminated.
Spain plays its next game on Monday against Croatia, which Spain needs to win or play even in order to pass to the quarter-finals.
This article was translated and edited by Stina Lunden.
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