Point taken, but I stand by my assessment.they have lost just twice in 46 games. they are far from mediocre. today was an off day, it would be foolish to assume they will play this badly again.
they normally do play as a very good united side, but the problem stands that if the team is organised enough and can defend deep and narrow, spain are forced to go wide and cross, but villa cant head. but remeber torres looks to have recovered, and he can head the ball well. personally lacked the drive fab would have brought to the game behind the striker. i would start torres, fab behind him, silva left, navas right xavi and buscuit in deepPoint taken, but I stand by my assessment.
There's just too many star players on the Spain team, and too many trying to do things on their own.
Although mediocre might be a bit too harsh, they certainly play less convincing as a unit as the sum of their parts.