Seville / Spain achieved this Tuesday a historic and scandalous win (6-0) against one of the best teams in the world, Germany, and also did so in a momentous match for both, when being next October in the final phase of Nations League, which the Red achieved with enormous brilliance while leaving the figure of Joachim Löw very touched as the German coach.
Luis Enrique, for his part, came to this game with the debate on the lack of a goal in the national team, and settled it in the bud thanks to the effectiveness of his forwards, especially Ferran Torres, who scored a triplet.
Luis Enrique announced it on the eve: Spain never renounces being the protagonist in the matches and also in this there was nothing to speculate, because the team needed victory against an opponent who was worth a draw.
For this reason, the doubt about the goal dispelled, in which the Athletic Club goalkeeper Unai Simón started again, the Asturian coach had a very offensive team finished off with Álvaro Morata as center forward and with a defense that was also very advanced.
Sergio Ramos, at six minutes, was the first who tried it against Manuel Neuer in a direct free-kick from under that the Bayern goalkeeper guessed to stop.
Faced with this impetus from the Red, the team led by Joachim Löw wanted to recover the ball soon and become strong in the center of the field with the Real Madrid player Toni Kroos, who returned to the German ‘eleven’ after serving a penalty match against Ukraine, but the local approach disoriented the adversary.
Despite the fact that after nine minutes came a major setback for Spain in the form of injury, when the Betic Sergio Canales had to be substituted when he complained of a puncture in the left thigh, his substitute, the also former of the Verdiblanco team and now in the Naples, Fabián Ruiz, was one of the protagonists of the 1-0.
The Sevillian threw a corner at the far post and Morata thanked Luis Enrique for the start with a magnificent header.
Shortly afterwards, the Madrid forward scored a second goal after a great pass from Ferran Torres, but the Swedish referee Andreas Ekberg pointed out a doubtful offside, with which the Juventus footballer could not write down what would have been his nineteenth with the selection.
The one who did succeed was Ferran Torres, the Manchester City player’s prize for the great game, and shortly before Neuer had avoided him but after half an hour he took advantage of a ball rejected by the crossbar at Dani Olmo’s shot to now have no mercy against the Teutonic goal.
Ferrán Torres achieved his second goal with the absolute and Rodri Hernández joined the party shortly after to put the third before the break, with which Spain cleared the doubts of his lack of goal in just 38 minutes.
Before this festival of a team that never wanted to stop being the protagonist, a lost Germany was found, which each time it conceded a goal declined a little more and was weak in defense and disappeared in attack.
The Hispanic joy, however, could not be total in the first half, because, like Canales, captain Sergio Ramos, in a play very similar to that of his teammate when hitting the ball, noticed discomfort in the right thigh that they promptly advised his replacement a few minutes before everyone left for the locker room.
In the second half, despite adversity due to injuries, Spain maintained its intensity and now also with more spaces as the Löw team came out a little more daring but not very convinced of what to do.
Thus came the fourth local and second for Ferran Torres and then his third, a triplet by the City player that put on the scoreboard a blushing 5-0 for a Germany that is not used to these goals and which took a long time party and possibly with consequences for his selector, and more when before the end Mikel Oyarzábal put the half dozen.
Quite the opposite for Luis Enrique, who saw how the goal problem was solved and also in a prestigious match and with a final phase on the horizon.
– Data sheet:
6 – Spain: Unai Simón; Sergi Roberto, Sergio Ramos (Eric García, m.43), Pau Torres, Gayá; Canales (Fabián, m.12), Rodri, Koke; Dani Olmo (Gerard Moreno, m.73), Morata (Oyarzábal, m.73) and Ferran Torres (Asensio, m.73).
0 – Germany: Neuer; Ginter, Süle (Tah, m.46), Koch, Max; Goretzka (Neuhaus, m.61), Kroos, Gündogan; Sané (Waldschmidt, m.61), Werner (Henrichs, m.77) and Gnabry.
Goals: 1-0, M.17: Morata. 2-0, M.33: Ferran Torres. 3-0, M.38: Rodri. 4-0. M.55: Ferrán Torres. 5-0, 71: Ferran Torres. 6-0, M.88: Oyarzábal.
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden). He admonished the Germans Koch (m.37), Tah (m.67) and Gnabry (m.84).
Incidents: Match of the sixth and last day of group 4 of the League of Nations played at the La Cartuja stadium, in Seville, without spectators due to health protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.
(November 17, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)
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