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Andres Iniesta (right) was pass-master for Spain against Finland.
Gerardo Martino should be delighted that Barcelona's Spanish contingent enjoyed a quiet night against a lacklustre Finnish side.
Vicente Del Bosque decided to start with Real Madrid's Iker Casillas, despite his lack of minutes this season, thus ensuring that Victor Valdes had the most mundane of evenings.
Despite a slow start, Spain soon found their rhythm, and the familiar passing carousels were evident throughout. Barca players found each other at will.
Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba linked particularly well down the left side, and when Alba darted forward on a trademark run, Fabregas' lofted ball to leave the left back with the simplest chance was pure poetry.
Iniesta was certainly enjoying his freedom. An imperious pass completion rate of 94 percent from 160 passes speaks for itself.
Xavi Hernandez, who else, was at the heart of everything that La Roja produced and contributed handsomely to a preposterous total of 922 completed passes. It was a fitting display from a player celebrating his 127th appearance for the national team, taking him to second in the all-time list, behind Casillas (150).
Perhaps only Pedro Rodriguez should be disappointed with his overall contribution. The winger really wasn't at the races all game and won't look back too fondly on his night's work.