At the end of a one-sided meeting, with more than 80% possession of the ball in their favor, Spain inflicts more than a correction on Costa Rica (7-0) this Wednesday in the World Cup, and takes the lead. of group E. La Roja confirms, she is one of the big favourites.
Olmo scored the first goal of the Spanish festival.
Yes, Spain is one of the big favourites. Brazil, France and Argentina – until yesterday – are favored by observers and bookmakers, but La Roja confirmed this Wednesday against Costa Rica (7-0) that they should be counted on in this Cup of the world.
Impressive, the team of Luis Enrique walked on his adversary. A weak opponent, certainly, but above all made weak by the mastery of the Iberians, who made a (very) strong impression and sent a message to the other contenders.
Twenty minutes to close the deal
We have the best team in the World Cup, warned Rodri on Wednesday. And the Spaniards were quick to combine words with deeds. Ultra-dominant, they put an end to the suspense in exactly twenty minutes of play, without leaving an ounce of hope to the Costa Ricans, who did not strike once in this meeting. With a jewel to start: signed Olmo, author of a delicious control to perfectly take the ball before lobbing Navas (1-0, 11th)!
La Roja, obviously on a bright day, did not stop there. After Olmo, it was Asensio who cheated on the PSG substitute goalkeeper on a superb cross from Alba (2-0, 21st), in one touch! The left side of Bara then obtained a penalty after a new sharp incursion into the opposing area, and Torres quietly gave his team a three-goal lead (3-0, 31st)! A real correction, with 84% possession of the ball at the break…
Upon returning from the locker room, nothing has changed. Torres, definitely on fire, took advantage of the wait-and-see attitude of the opposing defense to make things worse (4-0, 54′). Enough to allow the Spanish team to spin the ball, and the coach to just spin before the clash against Germany on Sunday (8 p.m.). But that did not prevent Gavi from adding a golazo to the Roja festival, with a millimeter volley to deceive Navas (5-0, 74th). Stop? Again: Soler (6-0, 90th), then Morata (7-0, 90 + 3rd)!
Spain therefore started with a real carnage, and took the lead of Group E in Japan – surprise winners of Germany (2-1) earlier in the afternoon – thanks to a better goal difference. It’s hard to dream of a better preparation before Sunday’s shock, which the Germans will approach with the opposite state of mind. Because Luis Enrique and his troops have done much more than send a message today: they are now scary, and yes, they are among the big favourites.
The score of the match: 6.5/10
It’s hard to give this match a better rating, and for good reason: there was only one team on the pitch. But it is still very honorable because Spain, led by its magicians Pedri and Gavi, delighted from the first to the last minute. A perfect score.
The goals :
– On a ladle from Pedri deflected by an opponent, Olmo takes the ball perfectly before deceiving Navas (1-0, 11th).
– Busquets finds Alba on the left side. The side crosses for Asensio, who resumes perfectly with the left foot (2-0, 21st).
– On a new sharp incursion into the area, Alba is hit in the ankle and obtains a penalty, transformed by Torres (3-0, 31st).
– Torres, again, takes advantage of the wait-and-see attitude of the Costa Rican defense to take the ball from his opponent in the area and slip it under the body of Navas (4-0, 54′).
– Morata, freshly entered the game, crosses for Gavi, whose perfect volley hits the post before shaking the nets (5-0, 74th).
– On a tense cross badly repelled by Navas, Soler is quick to add a sixth goal (6-0, 90th).
– Perfectly launched in the area, Morata does not ask questions and strikes with his left foot to deceive Navas (7-0, 90 + 3rd)!
Maxifoot has assigned a score (out of 10) comments on each player.
Man of the match: Gavi (9/10)
He could have claimed the title of man of the match even without his goal. Because the Barcelonan has again done an incredible job in midfield, starting and finishing many actions. So if we add that to his jewel inscribed on this magnificent volley, it’s hard not to highlight it.
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SPAIN 7-0 COSTA RICA (mid-time: 3-0) – CdM 2022 – 1st round, Group E / 1st day
Stadium: Al-Thumama Stadium, Al-Thumama – Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed, United Arab Emirates
Goals : Daniel Olmo (11th) Asensio (21st) Ferrn Torres (31st, pen.) Ferrn Torres (54th) Gavi (74th) C. Soler (90th) Morata (90+2nd) for SPAIN
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