The La Furia Roja of Spain today mauled Costa Rica by 7-0 in the group E opener at the Al Thumama Stadium to send signals to other footballing nations represented at the Mundial that they are in for serious business.
Gavi sends in a pass to Dani Olmo who swivels nicely before dinking it over Keylor Navas for Spain first goal in the 10th minute of the encounter.
In the 20th minute ,Jordi Alba with a trademark cut-back to the edge of the box and Asensio is there to guide it into the bottom corner. Keylor should’ve done better but Spain won’t mind one bit.
Alba is clipped in the box. Ferran Torres converts the penalty with a right footed shot to make it 3-0 in the 3oth minute.
Spain finished the first half scoring three goals against helpless Costa Ricans.
Upon resumption in the second half, Ferran puts pressure on the Costa Rica amid a defensive mix-up and his persistence pays off, as he finds space to roll it past Keylor Navas from close range.
Morata picks out Gavi on the edge of the box and the teenager volleys it home via the post. What a hit from the youngster.
Carlos soler and Alvaro Morata soon completed the rout in dying minute of the encounter to make it 7-0 in what seem to be a one sided affair.