Spain v Republic of Ireland: Rating the Spanish Players in Euro 2012 Group C

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Spain v Republic of Ireland: Rating the Spanish Players in Euro 2012 Group C
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El NiƱo is back!

Well, that was more like it, Spain.

La Furia Roja played like the defending European and World champions as they took care of the Republic of Ireland 4-0 in their second group stage game in Euro 2012 on Thursday.

Fernando Torres was "El Niño" Torres of old as his brace lead the way. Goals from David Silva and Cesc Fabregas helped Vicente Del Bosque's squad move into first place in Group C with one game to go.

Xavi, Andres Iniesta and the defense frustrated the Irish as the Spanish controlled the ball possession to a tune of 62 percent to 38 percent.

Iker Casillas did not see much his way but when he did, he stood his ground.

So how would I rate the Spanish in the game against Republic of Ireland on a one to 10 scale?

Here are my ratings for each Spanish player in their 4-0 beating of Ireland.

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