Spain coach Vicente De Bosque brought Fernando Torres back into the starting line up against Ireland and the Chelsea man rewarded this faith with a fine pair of goals.
"That is a very good win for us," said Spain coach Vicente del Bosque.
"We brought in Torres to score goals, which is what he did and if we stay with this defensive line we will have things easy.
The Spain handler was already thinking about the next game.
"It will be dangerous to play for the draw against Croatia and we won't play for the draw."