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Pat Nevin on the role of Spain's strikers
Spain strikers David Villa (left) and Fernando Torres could cause havoc
Russia's defence is the weakest area of the team by a distance and it could cost them against Fernando Torres and David Villa as it did in the first game when they lost 4-1. Torres is phenomenal, a joy to behold.

Obviously playing against the Italians was difficult and they defended superbly, keeping Torres and Villa tied up.

But this time Torres will have more space as the Russians play a more open game, so you'll see much more of both of the front two.

They had joy in the first game and could be the difference again. Spain will want to get back to their fluent attacking best after Italy and these boys can cause major problems.



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