Spain crush Germany 6-0 and go to “Final-4”

Spain won the Nations League A Group 4 ‘final’ 6-0 on Tuesday in Sevilla against Germany. Alvaro Morata (17th), Ferran Torres (33rd, 50th, 71st), Rodri (38th) and Mikel Oyarzabal (89th) signed this card, which allowed the ‘Roja’ (11 points) to overtake the ‘Mannschaft’ ( 9 points). The other group game between Switzerland (3 points) and Ukraine (6 points) has been postponed. In group 3, France, already qualified, got the better of Sweden (4-2) while Portugal won in Croatia (2-3).

The Spaniards quickly took things from the right end and Morata fired a first cross shot, which did not really worry Manuel Neuer (2nd). If Spain panicked it is because Sergio Canales had to go out on injury (12th). But Fabian Ruiz quickly found his marks and on a corner, placed the ball on the head of Morata (17th, 1-0). La Roja had the means to crack the German defense and after a header from Dani Olmo on the crossbar, Torres inherited the ball and placed it in the back of a half-volley (33rd, 2-0). The ‘Mannschaft’ was defensively overwhelmed and if it had been successful against Ukraine, it again gave in on a new corner and a perfectly uncrossed header from Rodri (38th, 3-0). The period ended on a negative note for the Spaniards with the exit of Sergio Rramos, who stood with his right thigh (43rd).

On resumption, the Spaniards were still hungry and Neuer had already had a lot of work when Torres added to the bill (55th, 4-0). Fragile defensively, the Germans also remained completely powerless offensively. On the other hand, after a failure of Morata (68th), Torres signed a hat-trick with a precise recovery in the race (71st, 5-0). It was a complete rout for Germany, who conceded a new goal by Oyarzabal (89th, 6-0).

In Group 3, France won 4-2 against Sweden. The Scandinavians opened the scoring with Viktor Claesson, who took advantage of a missed clearance from Paul Pogba (4th, 0-1). But the Blues quickly regained their concentration and on a counter, Antoine Griezmann shifted Marcus Thuram, who served Olivier Giroud in withdrawal (16th, 1-1). France was launched and on a counter strike, Benjamin Pavard placed a perfect volley in the small opposite net (36th, 2-1).

On resumption, the Hexagonals maintained their pace and barely mounted in the game (57th), Kylian Mbappé wound up a center for Giroud, who made the break with the head (59th, 3-1). Sweden scored a second goal by Robin Quaison (88th, 2-3) but Kingsley Coman made him pay cash for a defensive error (90th + 5, 4-2).

Meanwhile, Croatia lost to Portugal. The vice-world champion training scored the first goal by Mateo Kovacic (29th, 1-0). The Portuguese turned the situation around with Ruben Dias (52nd, 1-1) and Joao Felix (60th, 1-2). Things were looking good for the visitors when Croatian midfielder Marko Rog was sent off (51st). But that did not prevent the Slavs from returning to the mark by Kovacic (65th, 2-2). Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s shortage, the Lusitanians won thanks to a new goal from Dias (90th + 1, 2-3).

France (16 points) finishes first ahead of Portugal (13 points), Croatia retains its third place with three points as does Sweden, which is relegated to Ligue B.

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