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Confed Cup: Spain defeats Nigeria 3-0 to reach semifinals

Fortaleza (Brazil), Jun 24:  World Cup winners Spain defeated Nigeria 3-0 with two goals by Jordi Alba and another from Fernando Torres on Sunday to set up a semifinal showdown with Italy in the Confederations

India TV News Desk [ Updated: June 24, 2013 19:15 IST ]
confed cup spain defeats nigeria 3 0 to reach semifinals
confed cup spain defeats nigeria 3 0 to reach semifinals

Fortaleza (Brazil), Jun 24:  World Cup winners Spain defeated Nigeria 3-0 with two goals by Jordi Alba and another from Fernando Torres on Sunday to set up a semifinal showdown with Italy in the Confederations Cup.




The rematch will be a chance for Italy to get even for a humiliating 4-0 loss to Spain in last year's European championship final. Alba scored in the third minute to set the wide-open tone for the match.

The goal capped off a series of one-touch passes with Pedro backheeling a clever ball to Andres Iniesta, who found Alba. His low shot beat keeper Vincent Enyeama.

Torres scored with a header in the 62nd, and Alba picked up his second in the 88th.

With this win, Spain extended its unbeaten string to 25 matches.

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