The Spanish team signed yesterday its best performance in the era of Luis Enrique as coach of the national team. With a hat trick from Manchester City’s Valencian player Ferran Torres, and goals from Álvaro Morata, Rodrigo Hernández and Mikel Oyarzabal, Spain swept Germany (6-0) and qualified for the final four of the second edition of the League of Nations, which will be played next year at a venue yet to be determined. From the first minute to the last, the Spanish team, which had Sergi Roberto as the only Barça representation – Ansu Fati and Sergio Busquets are injured – was superior to a blurred Germany that could have conceded more goals. The 6-0 defeat is the second biggest defeat for the German national team since the historic 8-3 that the German team (then Federal Republic of Germany) played against Hungary in the preliminary phase of the 1954 World Cup. as recalled by Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri on social media.
Spain fulfilled its goal with such an unexpected and absolute resounding: it presented itself to the match with the obligation to win if it did not want to be left out of the final four of this newly created tournament that UEFA has invented to replace the friendly soporifics between selections. After falling against Ukraine and drawing with Switzerland in the last two official matches, Ferran Torres led a victory in which Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Betic Sergio Canales ended up injured and showed, once again, the bills involved. for clubs the selection windows, with the addition of the pandemic conditioning.
Channels i Ramos, injuries
The match was a monologue from Spain and, in the first half, in just thirty minutes, Morata, Torres and Rodrigo punched the rival goal in the disbelief of Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Fabián Ruiz and Eric García replaced the injured Canales and Ramos before the break, but the change of faces did not change the script of a team that would continue to be a crusher also from the restart.
Torres increased his brilliant performance by signing the fourth and fifth goals of the Spanish national team before, already in the end, the Real Sociedad striker Mikel Oyarzabal signed a performance that Luis Enrique watched with bright eyes from the side. Catalans Sergi Roberto and Dani Olmo played from the start and Eric García and Gerard Moreno also had minutes.