Confederations Cup: Rating Spain's Players in Their 3-0 Victory over Nigeria

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Confederations Cup: Rating Spain's Players in Their 3-0 Victory over Nigeria
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Spain secured the top spot in group B with ease after a comprehensive victory over Nigeria. An early moment of brilliance from Jordi Alba gave the Spaniards all the cushion they needed to take a stranglehold on the game.

Nigeria flirted with the goal on occasion but were unable to put one past Victor Valdes. They kept things lively throughout the first half but withered in the second after chasing the ball most of the match.

Fernando Torres continued his scoring form with a terrific header that put the game out of reach, and Alba exposed a defensive lapse late on for his second of the day to kill off any chance of a comeback.

All in all, this game appeared to be something of a formality for Spain, who meet Italy in a semifinal clash on Wednesday.

Read on to see ratings for each player.

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