The Confederations Cup match up on Thursday afternoon between Spain and Haiti went exactly as we had all anticipated. The Spanish team was able to get on the board early when Fernando Torres ripped a shot in to the back of the net in the fifth minute. From there, the flood gates opened and the goals kept on coming. When it was all said and done, Spain took down Tahiti, 10-0, in the largest goal difference in Confederations Cup history. It was also the largest goal differential in a senior FIFA tournament.
What else should we have expected from a match up between the best team in the world and a team that has just one professional player?
Fernando Torres added two goals later in the match up to complete his hat trick, while David Villa was able to net a hat trick of his own. Torres and Villa are the only Spanish players to ever record three career hat tricks. Torres added a fourth goal later in the match.
Torres became the first Spanish player to score four goals in a game since Raúl in 1999.
You have to feel bad for Tahiti, who was completely over matched, but they have to be happy that they made it in to the tournament and scored a goal in their opening match. No one expected them to be competitive with Spain and the scoreline reflected exactly why.
Spain will finish up the group stages on June 23 against Nigeria, before advancing to the elimination round of the tournament.