Spain: Reina; Azpilicueta, Sergio Ramos
(Jesús Navas 46'), Raúl Albiol, Monreal; Cazorla (Iniesta 75'),
Javi Martínez, David Silva; Mata (Fàbregas 68'), Fernando Torres,
David Villa. 4-3-3.
Tahiti: Roche; Lemaire (Vero 72'), Jonathan Tehau, Vallar, Ludivion, Aitamai; Vahirua, Bourebare (Lorenzo Tehau 68'), Caroine, Chong Hue; Alvin Tehau (Teaonui Tehau 53'). 5-4-1.
1-0. 05. Torres. Picked up Mata pass and fired angled shot inside near post.
2-0. 32. David Silva. Collected Villa pass and steered shot wide of Roche.
3-0. 33. Torres. Ran on to Mata pass and lifted ball past keeper to score.
4-0. 39. David Villa. Controlled David Silva cross and poked shot past keeper.
5-0. 49. David Villa. Poked shot in on near post after Monreal crossed from left.
6-0. 57. Torres. Turned shot past Roche after Navas laid ball back from by-line.
7-0. 63. David Villa. Rolled ball in to empty net after keeper fumbled long pass.
8-0. 66. Mata. Picked up loose ball inside area and fired shot wide of keeper.
9-0. 79. Torres. Collected long ball from defence and rounded Roche to score.
10-0. 87. Silva. Beat keeper with shot on turn after Torres played on Navas cross.
Spain clocked up a record 10-0 victory against Oceania champions Tahiti in their second group game, the highest tally ever in the competition and the third time in their history that they have reached double figures. Del Bosque made ten changes from the first choice line-up he put out against Uruguay, but the team still included the likes of Torres, Villa, Silva, Mata and Cazorla, a clear demonstration of the depth of their squad.
Torres it was who opened the scoring in the fifth minute after a finding a gap in a shaky defence, but the Pacific islanders held on bravely for almost half an hour before Silva and Torres added two more in a minute. Villa got a couple more either side of half time, and Torres and Villa both completed their hat-tricks a few minutes later, the latter now with 56 goals for his country and the former with 35 (only Raúl stands between them with 44).
Midway through the second half Mata got in on the act as well, but Tahiti keeper Roche did at least make two good saves from Villa and Silva, and Torres fired a penalty kick against the crossbar after Aitamai had handled in the area, much to the delight of the Brazilian crowd. They would have loved to see Tahiti score, but they just didn't have the quality to take advantage of the few half-chances they had, and Torres and Silva completed the scoring in the last ten minutes to give Spain an all-but-mathematical place in the semi-finals.