Beginning the FIFA World Cup campaign, Spain started with dominating over Costa Rica with a 7-0 score that justified their intentions in the upcoming matches in the tournament.
Before the final match, Group E had terrifying teams, but now, Spain might be fearful of facing Germany after dispatching Costa Rica with ultimate ease and achieving their biggest-ever World Cup win, which was in the process.
Dani Olmo scored the 100th World Cup goal after 11 minutes, and 10 minutes later, Marcon Asensio doubled his effort.
Ferran Torres scored on the other side of the halftime. Before Gavi netted the pick of the goals, Ferran Torres scored one from the penalty spot and one from the open play and became Spain’s youngest World Cup Goalscorer.
Spain coach Luis Enrique selected two teenagers, Gavi and Pedri, who were outstanding performers in a team that showed neglectable weaknesses, as Carlos and Alvaro Morata completed the scoring.
While on the other hand, Costa Rica expected to maintain their solid defensive performance and record after starting the game with 8 clean sheets in the previous internationals.
Los Ticos coach Luis Fernando Suarez may need to rethink his tactics after a disastrous opener against Japan.
Spain vs Costa Rica final score
Big moments in the game…
11 min: Olmo scoops an excellent finish over Navas for the opener
21 min: Asensio fires home second from Alba’s low centre
31 min: Torres converts penalty after Alba is brought down
54 min: Torres capitalises on poor defending to add fourth
74 min: Gavi becomes youngest World Cup scorer since Pele in ’58
90 min: Soler grabs sixth after good work from Williams
90+2 min: Morata adds a seventh and final goal to complete rout
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