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  • Fernando TORRES (6', 14', 17')
  • Cesc FABREGAS (24')
  • David VILLA (48')

Referee Coffi CODJIA (BEN)

Summary

Torres stars in Spanish stroll

Torres stars in Spanish stroll

Fernando Torres scored the fastest hat-trick in FIFA Confederations Cup history as Spain stated their intentions with an emphatic 5-0 win over New Zealand in Rustenburg. The All Whites' gameplan would doubtless have been to make the opening stages as awkward as possible for their illustrious rivals, but it took just six minutes for the OFC champions to begin searching for Plan B. Some ...

Highlights

Line-up

NZL
ESP
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Ricki HERBERT (NZL)
(ESP) Vicente DEL BOSQUE
Officials
  • Referee: Coffi CODJIA (BEN)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Komi KONYOH (TOG)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Alexis FASSINOU (BEN)
  • Fourth official: Massimo BUSACCA (SUI)
  • Fifth official: Matthias ARNET (SUI)

Photos

  • Match balls are lined up prior to the New Zealand-Spain Group A match in the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009.
  • Fernando Torres of Spain celebrates his second goal (hidden) with Xavi (L), David Villa and Cesc Fabregas
  • Dave Mulligan of New Zealand tries to curl a free kick round a wall consisting of Xabi Alonso, Albert Riera, Fernando Torres and Xavi of Spain
  • Fernando Torres of Spain is shadowed by Tony Lochhead of New Zealand
  • David Villa of Spain celebrates after scoring
  • Fernando Torres of Spain celebrates with team-mate David Villa
  • Alvaro Arbeloa of Spain in action
  • Fernando Torres is congratulated by team mates after being substituted
  • Carles Puyol of Spain in action against New Zealand.

Quotes

"It's a really nice feeling. I'd never scored three goals so quickly before and it's fantastc to score them in a tournament like this. It's something I'll always remember but right now I have to forget about it because we've got some tougher games coming up and we need to be focused," Fernando Torres, Spain forward.

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    STATISTICS
    New ZealandStatisticsSpain
    8Shots21
    1Corner kicks7
    0Yellow cards0
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    41%Possession (%)59%