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Spain Had Comprehensive Victory in the Match Against Ireland
Vicente del Bosque's squad took a step forward to their European title defense after comfortable victory to Ireland. Consequently Republic of Ireland suffered two losses in succession and exited from Euro this year.
In the opening match against Italy, Spain just got 1 point in this draw. And they had overwhelming superiority in Gdansk, winning 15 times in recent 16 games. And in this game, Fernando Torres scored in goal in each half; and David Silva and Cesc FÃ bregas struck a ball into opponent's net.
Compared with last match, both teams just made one change to their opening lineup, and the two players were immediately shown their power in Gdansk in the rain. Ireland replaced Kevin Doyle with Forward Simon Cox whose left-footed drove from distance first threatened Iker Casillas's net. Afterwards, Torres showed he has fully capability to replace FÃ bregas through his incomparable shooting.
Ireland Giovanni Trapattoni had expressed his hope that no bad start in this game as Ireland VS Croatia. In that match Croatia Mario MandÅ¾ukiÄ‡ scored a goal just in the third minute. However, Giovanni Trapattoni felt sorry again in that Torres got a goal in the fourth minute.
AndrÃ©s Iniesta, the best player in the opening match, passed a wonderful ball to Silva who forced to loss ball in the interference of Richard Dunne. Torres looted the ball before Stephen Ward coming to rescue, and power shot that flew high past Shay Given's reach.
Later, Spain hadn't slowed their attacking by searching of a second, passing and moving their way into the final third. Shay Given quickly ran forward dive another ball which power shot by Silva at the edge of the area, subsequently the ball slightly deviated from goalpost.
Following Gerard PiquÃ© comfortably cracked a ball of Keith Andrews. As the tournament progressed, Spain kept on attacking and Ireland could only protect their back rather than any defense. From the start of the second half, the pattern remained until second score of Spain. Silva shot home after Given had kept of Iniesta's drive from the left straight to him.
Shortly afterwards, Given blocked Xavi HernÃ¡ndez's powerful shot by a flying save. But it's not long for Spain to score the third goal. Torres made his 30th goals in national team after Silva's assisting. Substitute forward FÃ bregas then drew a satisfactory full stop for that night by a thump, only left the miserable Ireland being eliminated the final eight. Next, Ireland are going to confront with Italy on Monday, and Spain will face the bellwether Croatia in the group.
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