Spain 6-0 Croatia: Lucho turns la Roja into a whirlwind

Spain whipped the Croatian World Cup runners-up in Elche

 España arrolló a Croacia y le endosó un set a la subcampeona del mundo | Rubén Moreno

Spain thrashed World Cup runners-up Croatia in Elche to continue their perfect start to the UEFA Nations League.

Jordi Gil

@jordigil

MATCH FACTS

UEFA Nations League

ESP

6-0

CRO

España

De Gea, Carvajal (Azpilicueta, 74'), Nacho, Ramos, Gayà, Busquets (Rodri, 59'), Ceballos, Saúl (Thiago, 64'), Isco, Asensio y Rodrigo

Croacia

Kalinic, Vrsaljko (Rog, 20'), Mitrovic, Vida, Pivaric, Brozovic (Pjaca, 62'), Rakitic, Modric, Kovavic, Perisic y Santini (Livaja, 71')

Goles

1-0, Saúl (23'); 2-0, Asensio (32'); 3-0, Kalinic, en propia puerta, (34'); 4-0, Rodrigo (48'); 5-0, Ramos (56'); 6-0, Isco (71')

Árbitro

Benoit Bastien (Francia): TA: Santini (11'), Brozovic (38')

Incidencias

Martínez Valero, 26.900 espectadores

Luis Enrique’s team took no prisoners, with Saul Niguez heading in the opening goal before Marco Asensio smashed in two, although the second will go down as an own goal after the ball bounced in off Lovre Kalinic.

Rodrigo, Sergio Ramos and Isco all struck in the second half in a rampant display that established Spain’s position at the top of League A Group 4 on six points, while Croatia and England both have no points after their matches against Spain.

Ivan Rakitic’s 100th appearance was one to forget, on the day Croatia let in six goals for the first time in their history.

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