Xabi and Luis get Spain going

Liverpool duo Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia helped Spain to get their World Cup campaign off to a flyer with a 4-0 stuffing of opponents Ukraine.

Xabi got Spain’s first goal and Luis was a very important part of the team. Spain were 3-0 up within three minutes of the restart and decided to rest Xabi and another player Liverpool fans would love to see – double goal-scorer David Villa. Both players left after 55 minutes, with Luis Garcia also rested after that great performance with 13 minutes left.

Hard to spot was the Chelsea new signing – veteran striker Shevchenko, who was unable to cope with the Spanish defence.

Pepe Reina was on the bench for the Spanish.