Spain 6 – 0 Croatia | UEFA Nations League

Spain 6 - 0 Croatia | UEFA Nations League

Spain’s extraordinary performance led them to a 6-0 victory against World Cup runners-up Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.

Luis Enrique‘s team who beat England at Wembley in their opener in the competition on Saturday performed even better and never looked back after Saul Niguez‘s headed opener.

Marco Asensio produced a marvelous unique performance in Spain’s riot against FIFA World Cup runners-up Croatia. The Real Madrid forward created all 4 goals after scoring his teams 2nd. The only goals where he played no part in was La Roja‘s opener, a brilliant Saúl Ñíguez header from Dani Carvajal‘s right-wing cross.

Marco Asensio scored his first international goal and escorted Spain to an outstanding 6-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday night in UEFA Nations League action. Tuesday’s match in Elche marked ex-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique’s first home match as Spain manager and his 2nd win in as many matches since taking over the club in July.

Croatia could do very little to stop the Spanish attack as the World Cup finalists endured their poorest ever defeat in team history.

Elche native Saul Niguez scored the night’s first goal in the 24th minute with a leaping header off Dani Carvajal’s long diagonal cross that ricocheted past Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic.

Asensio opened up his national team scoring account with a magnificent left-footed strike from 25 yards out in the 32nd minute. Two minutes later, the Real Madrid midfielder shot another ball that rattled the crossbar and clipped Kalinic, settling in for an own-goal off the diving Croatian keeper.

Rodrigo scored after sliding past the Croatian backline on a through-ball from Asensio in the 49th minute. In the 57th minute, Spain captain Sergio Ramos headed in his 14th international goal for the team’s 5th on the night. Isco bagged Spain’s 6th goal with a right-footed shot from the center of the box in the 70th minute.

Croatia’s best moment came before the first whistle even blew. Ivan Rakitic received a warm applause from the crowd as the Barcelona midfielder was honored by Croatian officials before the match for his 100th national team cap.

Spain now have 6 points in UEFA Nations League Group 4 after two games. Croatia and England have none after their individual losses to Spain.

La Liga – Team of the Week | Gameweek 2

La Liga Team of the Week | Gameweek 2

The second week of the La Liga comes to an end, a few results surprising and a few predictable. Here we pick the best eleven performers of the week from the Spanish division.

Formation 4-4-2

Goalkeeper – Pau Lopez (Real Betis)

The 23-year-old Spaniard was absolutely exceptional against Deportivo Alaves. Pau Lopez made 4 saves to earn his team a clean sheet.

Right-Back – Sergi Roberto (Barcelona)

Sergi Roberto put in a brilliant performance for Barcelona in their 1-0 win against Real Valladolid as he provided a crucial assist for the only goal of the game.

Centre-back – Stefan Savic (Atletico Madrid)

Stefan Savic, who started ahead of Jose Gimenez, put in a solid performance against Rayo Vallecano. The Montenegro international also provided the only assist of the game which Atletico won 1-0.

Centre-back – Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

Sergio Ramos scored the goal which initiated the comeback for Real. The skipper was as vocal as ever as he lead his team to a 4-1 victory over Girona.

Left-back – Yuri Berchiche (Athletic Club)

The former PSG left-back scored his first La Liga goal of the season in his second match to help his side get a point in their 2-2 draw with SD Huesca.

Centre Midfield – Saul Niguez (Atletico Madrid)

The 23-year-old central midfielder put in a genuinely industrious performance in Atletico‘s 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.

Centre Midfield – Esteban Granero (Espanyol)

Esteban Granero was key to Espanyol‘s shocking 2-0 victory over Valencia in the La Liga. The 31-year-old Spaniard scored a freekick and got his first goal of the season with the help of VAR.

Right Midfield – Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

The man who has taken charge of Los Blancos in the post-Ronaldo era is none other than Gareth Bale. The Welshman found the net for the second time this season as Real battered Girona 4-1.

Left Midfield – Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo)

Pione Sisto put in one of the best performances in the La Liga this week as he registered an assist and a goal as his side beat Levante 2-1.

Striker – Maximiliano Gomez (Celta Vigo)

Much like his teammate, Pione Sisto, Maxi Gomez also registered a goal and an assist in Celta Vigo‘s 2-1 victory over Levante.

Striker – Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

The French striker scored a brace against Girona an inspired his team to get their second win of the season. Karim Benzema looks hungry as ever and will hope to add plenty more to his tally in the coming games.