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Spain did not miss its entry into the World Cup football. The Spaniards played a defenseless Costa Rica 90 minutes (and the obligatory endless extra time) from pillar to post.

Spain – Costa Rica in a nutshell:

  • Key moment: Costa Rica is outplayed by Spain from kick-off and after half an hour the books are already open for the Central American country. Duarte illustrates the impotence with a penalty violation and Ferran Torres takes care of the 3-0 from the spot.
  • Man of the match: Barely 18 years and 110 days old, Gavi is the youngest player ever to play for Spain at a major tournament. The talent of Barcelona provided the moment of the match with his magnificent goal. He is the youngest player since Pelé in 1958 to hit a World Cup goal.
  • Remarkable: Dani Olmo created a special moment in Spanish football history with his opening goal. He scored Spain’s 100th World Cup goal. Spain is the sixth country to reach this milestone after Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Italy and France.

Watch the full match between Spain and Costa Roca on VRT MAX: 7-0

Spain gets the job done in half an hour

A game of cat and mouse, that was the duel between Spain and Costa Rica. With the whirling Pedri as the conductor, La Roja immediately took command against the weak brother in the group of death. Olmo and Asensio came close to 1-0 in the opening minutes, Costa Rica was then released with a fright.

The inevitable happened after more than 10 minutes. On a pass from Gavi, Olmo cleverly took the ball into the turn and face to face with Navas, he scored the opening goal over the goalkeeper. Ten minutes later it was already 2-0. Asensio got too much space in the sixteen and hit a tight cross from Jordi Alba in one time.

Spain gave a masterclass in possession, Costa Rica ran after an elusive ball and made too many mistakes at the back. It also went too fast for Duarte, he knocked down Jordi Alba in the box and Ferran Torres converted the penalty laconically: 3-0 after half an hour.

Splendid goal Gavi highlight in goal festival

Spain then took its foot off the accelerator. Calm mastery, without creating much target danger. It didn’t take much to score again after 10 minutes in the second half. Ferran Torres choked on his dribble in the box, but was still able to make his second of the evening all too easily: 4-0.

Fifteen minutes before the end, the barely 18-year-old Gavi placed a beautiful organ point. Morata provided the nice cross and Gavi painted the ball in one time, outside the right, in goal. So much beauty, so much talent. Also at Costa Rica they could only look on in admiration.

But even forfeits were not enough for the 2010 world champion. Navas just put his hand against a Williams cross, but Soler could easily score in the rebound. Morata also scored his goal and completed the humiliation for Costa Rica with the 7-0.

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Olmo: “Costa Rica wasn’t bad, we were just that good”

  • Dani Olmo (Spain): “I don’t think it was Costa Rica that was bad, but our team that was strong. This kind of victory has been coming for a while. It is on this road that we have to continue. This was definitely a boost for our confidence.”
  • Kendall Waston (Costa Rica): “Losing 7-0 at a World Cup, nobody wants to experience that. They had the ball for a whole match, we didn’t at all. We just couldn’t attack. They were amazing, we weren’t. Now we have to fight back in the remaining two matches.”
  1. second half, minute 99 match over
  2. second half, minute 98. End. Spain has immediately issued its calling card at this World Cup. La Roja played an incredibly weak Costa Rica from pillar to post and scored no less than seven times. Gavi provided the highlight with the stunningly beautiful fifth goal. .
  3. Yellow card for Joel Campbell of Costa Rica during second half, minute 97
  4. second half, minute 95. 7-0! Morata completes the humiliation for Costa Rica.

    7-0! Morata completes the humiliation for Costa Rica

  5. Second half goal, minute 92 by Álvaro Morata of Spain. 7, 0.
  6. second half, minute 92. Morata also hits! Unbelievable, Morata also takes his goal. After a nice combination with Olmo, he puts the ball neatly in the corner. What a painful night for Navas. .
  7. second half, minute 92. Soler pushes another one for Spain: 6-0.

    Soler pushes another one for Spain: 6-0

  8. second half, minute 90. Soler makes it 6-0! Costa Rica must empty the chalice to the bottom. Without really pushing, Spain makes it 6-0. Navas can still intercept a cross from Williams, but puts the ball ready for Soler. He finishes it in control. .
  9. Second half goal, minute 90 by Spain’s Carlos Soler. 6, 0.
  10. second half, minute 86. Morata also wants to score a goal, but it is just not for the striker for the time being. For Costa Rica, the game cannot be over soon enough, an honor saver no longer seems to be in it. .
  11. second half, minute 84.
  12. second half, minute 82. Replacement at Costa Rica, Rónald Matarrita in, Bryan Oviedo out
  13. Morata not past Navas. After a brilliant pass from Koke, Morata tries from a sharp angle, but he can’t get the ball past Navas. In addition, it was rightly flagged for offside. . second half, minute 81.
  14. second half, minute 79. Riot. Waston takes down Laporte and then clashes with Gavi. Referee Mohamed extinguishes the fire without cards. .
  15. second half, minute 76. Very young Gavi scores a fantastic 5th goal with the outside of his foot.

    Very young Gavi scores a fantastic 5th goal with the outside of his foot

  16. second half, minute 75. Gavi provides forfait figures. What a goal, what a pearl! Gavi delightfully provides lump sum figures. He takes Morata’s cross with the outside right on the right side in one time and leaves Navas without a chance. .
  17. Second half goal, minute 75 by Spain’s Gavi. 5, 0.
  18. second half, minute 74. Campbell then turns up in Spain’s sixteen, but the whistle is rightly called for offside. Costa Rica has not been able to threaten once, Simon stands idly by. .
  19. second half, minute 72. Replacement at Costa Rica, Brandon Aguilera in, Celso Borges out
  20. second half, minute 70. Calvo does not agree at all with his yellow card (red would have been more correct).

    Calvo does not agree at all with his yellow card (red would have been more correct)

Source: Sporza

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