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Torres brace sends the Irish packing
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Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque reluctantly confirmed the selection of a true striker in
Fernando Torres and benched the in-form Cesc Fabregas. Amid scrutiny and doubt, the Chelsea forward
quickly rewarded that decision by scoring twice in his nation's 4-0 rout of Ireland.
Torres took advantage of the Republic of Ireland's failure to clear the ball inside a crowded
box in the opening minutes and struck powerfully to give the Spaniards a 1-0 advantage in the