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This Spanish team is, simply put, not as strong as it was in 2010, and also appears to be far from the magical side that won the Euros in 2008.
Most notably, they don't seem to have a dominant striker around which their attacks can be focused, like David Villa in 2010, or Fernando Torres in 2008.
In a move that has long been simmering in their tactical playbook, Spain started the game today without a recognised striker.
Cesc Fabregas rampaged across the forward line in an advanced tactical position, but Fabregas is no striker, despite his wonderfully taken goal.
Indeed, one could argue about Spain's need for a striker, given the number of potential goal scorers that they have in the side, such as David Silva, Andres Iniesta, and Fabregas.
And given Fernando Torres's abject 20 minute cameo, he won't be forcing his way into the side anytime soon.
But Spain do look like a team whose penchant for possession-dominated football has now gone a bit too far.
The likes of Fernando Llorente or Alvaro Negredo will need to step up and seize the opportunity that Torres's poor form has given to them if Spain want to add a cutting edge to their beautiful passes.