Spain thrash 7-0 in their debut in the Qatar Cup

Spain thrashed in their debut in the Qatar Cup against Costa Rica by 7-0, this Wednesday afternoon (23). The first round match of Group E of the competition took place at Al Thumama Stadium.

It was an uneven duel. Spanish youth against Costa Rican veterans, with several players who participated in the 2014 World Cup (Brazil). If Spain’s capacity for renewal in the Cup is impressive, the rhythm that the men under Luis Enrique put on the field also did not go unnoticed. In fact, with only half an hour of departure, the score already indicated 3 to 0.

At 8 minutes, Asensio had the first clear chance of scoring, risking from the half moon of the penalty area, with the ball scraping the crossbar Keylor Navas, remaining goalkeeper from 2014. At 10, there was no way. Making the ball roll from foot to foot, Gavi played for Dani Olmowhich, in front of Navasmade it 1 to 0. Spain’s possession of the ball already reached 79% at that moment of absolute dominance.

At 20 minutes, jordi alba crossed low to the area, Marco Asensio got it first, Navas jumped, touched the ball, but not enough to prevent the second Spanish goal. The Costa Ricans were knocked out.

The breakneck pace even generated a penalty for Spain in the 29th minute, when jordi alba was dropped in the area. Ferran Torres went to collection, shifted Navasball to one side, goalkeeper to the other: 3 to 0.

Such an advantage made the Spanish kids use the famous game of short touches, tiki-taka, which made Spain famous in the Cup in 2010, when it was champion. Thus, in addition to putting Costa Rica in the running, it increased possession of the ball and made time pass faster. In 45 minutes, Spain had the most beautiful game of the World Cup, while the Costa Rican team, at no time, found a way to improve the marking and take the ball.

In the final step, Asensio continued to lead the attack. At 2 minutes, he appeared free in the middle and kicked hard, but the ball went too high. At 8 minutes, Ferran Torres received in the area, faced the defender, waited for Navas came out at his feet and kicked low under the goalkeeper’s body. 4 to 0. It became a rout!

With the immense advantage, the technician Luis Enrique began to modify the team and put in reserves, players even younger than the starters. The pace of the game did not slow down and the quality of the ball remained the same. At 29 minutes, finally, Morata raised the ball to the edge of the penalty area, the 18-year-old Gavi took it first, the ball hit the foot of the crossbar and went in. 5 to 0! The Barcelona star showed during the match why his pass is worth more than R$ 5 billion.

At 44 minutes of the 2nd half, Williams made the crossing to the area, Keylor Navas rebounded forward, as one cannot do, and Soler appeared to make it 6 to 0!

For those who wanted even more. Alvaro Morata he triangulated and appeared in front of the goal, shot hard and gave final numbers to the massacre in Doha. 7 to 0. The Spaniards made their biggest rout in World Cups, surpassing the 6 to 1 over Bulgaria, in 1998.

In the next round of Group E, on Sunday (27), while Spain plays with the desperate Germans, Costa Rica tries to recover against the surprising Japan.

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