Australia vs. Spain: Goals and Highlights from Group B Match

Australia vs. Spain: Goals and Highlights from Group B Match
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Spain salvaged a bit of pride in an otherwise forgetful World Cup, putting away Australia 3-0 on Monday in Group B. 

The defending champions won the previous World Cup and the past two European Championships, but were eliminated after only two matches following defeats to the Netherlands and Chile. 

David Villa put Spain ahead in the 36th minute with a tricky backheel finish from close range: 

Fernando Torres, of all people, doubled Spain's lead with a calm finish in the 69th minute. 

Juan Mata put the finishing touches on Spain's thorough performance, nutmegging Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan after a pinpoint pass from Cesc Fabregas

 

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