4:0: Ireland is leaving Euro 2012 with zero points

Yesterday, on, June 14, Irish and Spanish teams met in frame of the Euro 2012 play. Fernando Torres, the Chelsea striker hit two goals during the match and led Spanish team to the 4:0 victory.

The result was not surprising as the Spain was the obvious favored.

Torres, who was given the starting nod ahead of Cexc Fabregas, provided that lead in the fourth minute with a goal that had many believing a blowout was in store. Torres picked up a loose ball atop the 18-yard-box after a tackle, strode to his right into the box with two touches and then blasted a shot into the upper netting for the 1-0 lead, Washington Post writes.

Spain (four points) had a number of opportunities in the next 41 minutes, but it couldn’t break through for a second goal before the halftime whistle. Just four minutes after the break, though, it found the back of the net.

Torres completed his brace in the 70th minute when he was fed in for a breakaway and curled the ball into the right side of the net to make it 3-0. Fabregas, who was substituted in for Torres, made it 4-0 in the 83rd minute when he collected a short corner, took touches to his right and blasted a shot from close range off the far post for his second goal of the tournament.

The next pair was Croatian and Italian teams of the Group C. They ended in drew 1:1. Italy has two points. Ireland leaves the quarterfinal round with zero points.

Today, on June 15, Ukrainian team will meet French one and Sweden will compete with England.


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