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Arena Gdansk (ATT 36,572) 14th June 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: P Proenca

Spain Spain vs Republic of Ireland Rep Ire

Spain 4

F Torres (4, 70)
D Silva (49)
C Fabregas (83)


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  1. 90

    It's all over and Republic of Ireland's hopes of reaching the quarter-finals are over after a comprehensive 4-0 defeat by Spain, who are now well placed to progress from Group C after this dominant performance in Gdansk.

  2. 89

    There will be three minutes of stoppage time to be played before Ireland are finally put out of their misery.

  3. 88

    Let's hope the Irish players give a performance their fans deserve against Italy in their final group game, even if it's meaningless in terms of progression.

  4. 87

    Both sides are going through the motions now as the clock ticks down towards full time.

  5. 86

    Fabregas twists and turns on the right wing before McClean slides in with a stong challenge to win the ball.

  6. 85

    The Irish may have been well beaten on the field tonight but their supporters are at least winning the singing contest in the stands with just as much ease.

  7. 84

    St Leger is booked after bringing down Silva in midfield.

  8. 84

    Ireland can't get the ball out of their box at the moment and I suppose at this late stage you can't blame them for letting their heads drop.

  9. 83

    Spain are turning the screw even tighter during the final stages of this match and will continue to look for another goal or two.

  10. 82

    GOAL FABREGAS - Silva takes the corner short to Fabregas, who takes a couple of touches inside the box before blasting an unstoppable shot past a helpless Given.

  11. 81

    Cazorla's curling effort from the edge of the box looks destined for the bottom corner but Given's great save turns it wide.

  12. 80

    Ireland make their third and final substitution of the night with Paul Green coming on for Whelan.

  13. 79

    Spain make a change with Iniesta making way for Santi Cazorla.

  14. 78

    An ambitious Xavi goes for goal but his curling effort is always going over the bar.

  15. 77

    Silva's heels are clipped around 30 yards out and Spain have a free-kick.

  16. 76

    James McClean makes his first competitive appearance for Ireland as he comes on to replace Duff.

  17. 75

    Martinez is booked after an unnecessarily strong lunge on Whelan in midfield.

  18. 74

    A clean shot at goal for Ireland at last as Keane's effort from the left side of the box is saved by Casillas.

  19. 73

    The Spanish fans are on their feet to applaud Torres, who leaves the field to be replaced by Cesc Fabregas.

  20. 72

    Spain have also answered some of their critics tonight following the disappointing performance against Italy last time out and the impact of Torres has made a big difference.

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