Spain beat Slovakia 5-0 in Seville to book their place in the last 16 of Euro 2020. Spain capitalized on Slovakia’s implosion as Martin Dubravka was sent off for a second yellow card. Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, and Ferran Torres all scored before Juraj Kucka put through his own net. Spain will now face Croatia in Copenhagen on Monday in the next round of matches.
SPAIN CLICK INTO STUFF TO POUND HELPLESS SLOVAKIA
Another look Spain, renewed by the arrival of Sergio Busquets as one of four changes, looked sharp from the off yet owed Slovakia an obligation for a brilliant opportunity to start to lead the pack when Jakub Hromada got Koke with an endeavored leeway and after a VAR audit, gave Spain a punishment.
Morata’s manageable spot-kick was kept out by Dubravka, whose saint status was before long taken out when he endeavored to punch Sarabia’s long-range exertion clear after it had bounced back off the bar, and rather scraped it into his own objective under minimal tension.
Maybe excessively energetic to give penance for his mistake, the Newcastle goalkeeper was again to blame for Spain’s second, leaving Laporte an unguarded net subsequent to choosing to rush to the edge of his six-yard box and neglecting to stop Gerard Moreno conveying a cross to the Manchester City protector.
The particular half-time scores left Slovakia third in Group E yet near the precarious edge of a gathering stage exit, and Stefan Markovic reacted by sending on two substitutes at the break.
After a splendid beginning to the half, it had returned to typical as Slovakia surrendered a third, made by a fine Alba take and pass into the six-yard box, and completed cleverly by Sarabia.
Luis Enrique’s fine evening improved further when Torres, sent on as a substitute just minutes sooner, diverted home Sarabia’s cross from a short corner before another sub, Pau Torres, gave the fifth when his header from a free-kick was turned onto Kucka’s leg by Dubravka and bounced back in.
Spain had looked powerful since half-time and might have had a 6th when Mikel Oyarzabal barely missed associating with another Alba cross, yet a sad Slovakia, who sunk without follow, gave them no indication of a harsh test in Seville, and can’t meet all requirements for the last-16 because of their mediocre objective contrast.
MAN OF THE MATCH – PABLO SARABIA
With Moreno moved to one side to oblige him, Sarabia benefited as much as possible from his initial beginning of the competition with a hand in their first objective – yet not as large as Dubravka’s – prior to getting on the scoresheet himself, and teeing up Torres’ backheeled third.
The PSG forward missed just eight passes all game and looks prone to begin against Croatia in the keep going 16 on this structure.