World and European champions Spain stayed on course for the title they have never won when they beat African champions Nigeria 3-0 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Sunday.
Two excellent goals from defender Jordi Alba, one of eight Barcelona players in the starting lineup, and a fifth of the tournament from Fernando Torres gave Spain a third successive win and top spot in Group B.
In the groups other game Uruguay’s reserves won 8-0 against Tahiti, taking the South Americans into a Confederations Cup semi-final with Brazil and sending the Pacific islanders home after a third successive drubbing.
Abel Hernandez grabbed four goals.
Brazil take on Uruguay in the first semi-final on Wednesday while Spain entertain Italy on Thursday.