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The team led by Luis Enrique thrashed the “ticos” by seven goals to nil in the biggest win so far in the World Cup.

Wednesday November 23, 2022 3:15 p.m.

With an overwhelming display of good football, Spain debuted in the World Cup with an impressive 7-0 win over Costa Rica in Group E, confirming their status as favorites to win the title.

The Hispanic team dominated from the first minute and did not give a chance to a “Tico” cast, who saw how Dani Olmos beat Keylor Navas one-on-one and put the Europeans ahead in 11 minutes, after a great pass from Gavi.

The second goal would come in the 21 ‘. La Furia Roja kept the ball in their possession and for more than a minute and a half made a series of touches until Jordi Alba crossed for Marco Asensio, who hit the near post with one.

The Central Americans tried to compete, but they could not counteract the good play of the Iberians and everything would turn ant-colored at 29′, when Óscar Duarte knocked down Jordi Alba in the area. Ferran Torres (30′) took responsibility and beat Navas with a powerful shot.

Nine minutes from the start of the plugin, the fourth would arrive. Gavi and Torres put together a spectacular play that the striker finished off with a half-turn shot to score his second personal in the game.

The Costa Ricans, already exhausted, withdrew into their own half to prevent the advantage from being greater, a strategy that did not work for them because at 75 ‘and with an exquisite clearance from Álvaro Morata, Gavi slapped the ball in the area and put the 5 -0.

The 6-0 appeared in the 89 ‘. Nico Williams sent a low cross from the right, Navas swiped but the ball was free and Carlos Soler, without major problems, stretched the figures. In the discounts, Olmo combined with Morata (90 + 2 ‘) and the Atlético de Madrid attacker scored the seventh with a placed left foot.

In this way, the Spanish national team leads their area thanks to their wide goal difference, equal in score with Japan. The Latin American cast, on the other hand, fell to the bottom, without units, the same as Germany.

Costa Rica will try to turn the page and stay alive in the planetary event when they face the Japanese starting at 7 in the morning. Spain, meanwhile, will have a very hard squeeze against a beaten German squad at 4:00 p.m.

Stadium: Al Thumama, Doha
Referee: Mohammed Hassan (United Arab Emirates)

SPAIN: Unai Simón; César Azpilicueta, Rodrigo, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba (Alejandro Baldé, 64′); Sergio Busquets (Koke, 64′), Gavi, Pedri (Carlos Soler, 57′), Ferran Torres, Dani Olmo (Álvaro Morata, 57′); Marco Asensio (Nico Williams, 69′). (DT: Luis Enrique).

COSTA RICA: Keylor Navas; Carlos Martínez (Kendall Waston, 45′), Óscar Duarte, Francisco Calvo, Bryan Oviedo (Rónald Matarrita, 82′); Celso Borges (Brandon Aguilera, 72′), Yeltsin Tejeda, Keysher Fuller, Jewison Bennette (Bryan Ruiz, 61′); Joel Campbell, Anthony Contreras (Álvaro Zamora, 61′). (DT: Luis Fernando Suárez)

GOALS: 11′ Olmo (ESP), 21′ Marco Asensio (ESP), 30′ Ferrán Torres (ESP) Penalty, 54′ Ferrán Torres (ESP), 75′ Gavi (ESP), 89′ Carlos Soler (ESP), 90 ‘+2 Morata (ESP).

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J. A. Allen

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