Nigeria vs. Spain: Confederations Cup Live Score, Highlights, Recap
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Nigeria 0-3 Spain (full time result)
—Jordi Alba, 3' (0-1)
—Fernando Torres, 61' (0-2)
—Jordi Alba, 88' (0-3)
Nigeria: Enyeama, Ambrose, Echiejile, Oboabona, Omeruo, Ogude, Mikel, Mba, Ideye, Akpala, Musa.
Spain: Valdes, Arbeloa, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Cesc, Iniesta, Pedro, Soldado.
That's it for the live text commentary for this evening, thanks very much for joining me as always and be sure to return for the last-four clashes!
Jordi Alba scored the first and third goals for Spain, with Fernando Torres' diving header in between enough to really seal the deal. A good all-round display from the winners, while Nigeria will really be disappointed at their inability to score when they had good chances.
Stick around the site over the coming hours for all the reaction and analysis from the Confederations Cup group stages, and I'll see you next time!
So on march Spain, three wins from three in the group stage. Uruguay beat Tahiti 8-0 in the other game so they go through second.
Spain vs. Italy
Brazil vs. Uruguay
Nigeria 0 Spain 3
Spain win Group B to reach the semifinals, Nigeria finish third and are eliminated
90+2'—Spain playing out time now. It's been another relatively comfortable win in the end, given Nigeria's profligate approach to finishing.
Three minutes added on
Suarez has scored a second and Uruguay lead 8-0.
90'—Villa shoots—but Enyeama saves this time. Spain looking for a fourth.
Right, so, Villa (at left-back) pings a 50-yard pass to Alba (centre-forward), who races through on goal completely in space, rounds the goalkeeper and finishes it off. 3-0 Spain.
Nigeria 0 Spain 3
Jordi Alba, 88 mins
88'—Nigeria will have a corner in the closing stages of this game. It's disappointing though and cleared by the first man. Mikel is offside as Nigeria try and rebuild.
86'—Might be one or two questions about Spain's defending tonight to interest Italy in the semifinals. Nigeria have certainly created plenty.
84'—Villa pulls the ball back from the left and Enyeama has to come out to tackle Torres with his feet. Good goalkeeping.
82'—Fierce shot from Musa from the left edge of the penalty area, but it's off target once more.
Luis Suarez has scored Uruguay's seventh goal against Tahiti.
80'—Silva tries to thread a pass over for David Villa, but it's cut out by the goalkeeper who's out quickly.
77'—About a quarter of an hour, including injury time, until Nigeria exit this competition at the same stage as Tahiti, Japan and Mexico.
74'—WHAT A MISS. Nigeria should have about 20 goals in this tournament. Gambo has an incredible chance to pull a goal back here after Musa sets him free with a cross-penalty-area pass, but he completely messes up his shot and wastefully hits it wide.
72'—Nigeria content to wait for the ball and then break now, not really pressing Spain as high as they were. They know only a miracle will save them now. They need three late goals to beat Spain.
70'—Pedro is looking dangerous in the final third still, and tries to get on the end of another through ball. Still fancy Spain for another goal here.
Gambo Muhammed comes on for his Nigeria debut.
68'—Pedro down the left looks to get Torres in, who's been much more of a threat than Soldado was.
Four for Hernandez, six for Uruguay.
67'—Echiejile gets down the flank and has space to cross, but he's been flagged offside. Debatable one, from first viewing.
65'—Good chance for a second for Torres. He's over the top and onto the ball from Iniesta, but Oboabona does well to get back and deflect the shot over the bar.
And that's surely that for this match, and the group. Nigeria opened up down the left once more and the quick, low cross is met by a diving header from the recently introduced substitute Torres, guiding his header past the keeper.
Nigeria 0 Spain 2
Fernando Torres, 61 mins
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