The Game of Numbers; Spain smack brittle Costa Rican side
Spain register their biggest ever victory in world cups last night against Costa Rica.
The Spaniards piled upon the misery of Costa Rica in the late-night match held at Al-Thumama as Ferran Torres with a brace and Dani Olmo, Asensio, Gavi, Soler and Alvaro Morata broadened the list to make the score 7-0. The youngsters from Spain produced a humiliating result against comparatively frail opponents from Central America, who failed to register a single shot on target and surrendered to the Spanish havoc.
The Group E opener has something more to tell as they tallied numerous records with the numbers. Louis Enrique’s side decorated a passing masterclass in which the first half counted 537 and 1045 passes in regular match time. As a cherry on top, Dani Olmo’s 11th-minute screamer chopped above the exposed Kaylor Navas’s head marked the 100th goal for Spain in their World Cup history.
Also, they featured the youngest player to play a World Cup -Gavi, who is only 18 yrs and 110 days old and delivered a stunning volley into the back of the net and produced La Roja’s 5th goal to the sheet.
Dani Olmo begins the rampage by mocking the Costa Rican defence in the 11th minute. Right after ten minutes, Marco Asensio doubled their lead in the 21st minute from a clean assist provided by Jordi Alba. Both teams left for the break as the scoreboard displayed a 3-0 with a penalty given for bringing down Jordi Alba and Ferran Torres placed a beauty from the spot.
Costa Rican side seemed to be submitted to the defeat even after the earlier minutes of the second half. They lacked confidence as Spain danced amidst them with short passes and frequently tore their defence as well. With the favour of the game’s turn, Ferran Torres, Gavi, Soler and Morata scored in 54′,74′,90′ and 90+2′ respectively.
Gushing with a devastating start, Spain has announced their stance at this football fiesta. The group would take a turn at Group E facing Germany on Sunday. “All the positive energy the fans can send us is great. But tomorrow training starts to prepare for the Germany game,” Spain boss Luis Enrique told TVE. Gavi, who showcased a fantastic game was awarded the MOTM later.