But how did Torres play overall?
📷 Ferran Torres: Match Performance
The Manchester City playmaker was on it from the very beginning and turned this into a night to remember both for him and his nation.
⚽ ⏱️ 33' The ball rebounds off Manuel Neuer's crossbar from close range and Torres gets his head over the strike, controlling it perfectly into the top corner from 10 yards.
⚽ ⏱️ 55' All the good work was done by left-back Jose Gaya, who stormed forward to cut the ball into the path of the 20-year-old, left with the straightforward task of rolling home.
⚽ ⏱️ 71' And just before being substituted, he steadied himself on the edge of the box and curled a tremendous finish across Neuer and into the far corner.
Torres, and Spain, were simply unplayable here, making a very good team appear distinctly ordinary in the process. As well as scoring three from his four shots on target, Torres also made a match-high 10 touches inside the area. It was an exemplary attacking display for a team that could now be Euro 2020 favourites.
〽️ Torres: Rating Week-on-Week
Torres had a low-key evening against Switzerland in his last outing, failing to score and recording a 6.5 FC Rating. But here he was simply flawless, announcing himself onto the international stage with a perfect 10 FC Rating.
🗝️ Key Stats
Torres match stats
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Ferran Torres: What Next?
Torres has been catapulted from a fringe player hoping to play regularly for Luis Enrique to, perhaps, an essential starter. This really was a vintage performance and one that Manchester City fans will hope he can reproduce on a regular basis.