Sport

Uefa Nations League: Superb Spain put six past Croatia

Uefa Nations League: Superb Spain put six past Croatia

La Roja dominated the match after Saul Niguez started the scoring with an expert header off a cross from Dani Carvakhal in the 24th minute.

Sept 12 ― Luis Enrique described it as the ideal start after Spain backed up their win over England with a 6-0 demolition of Croatia yesterday.

Asensio found the back of the net twice in stunning fashion as Spain thrashed Croatia 6-0 (!) in the UEFA Nations League.

The result is their heaviest ever defeat, the first time they have conceded six goals and the first game in which they have let in five since a 5-1 loss to England in 2009.

With two wins from two and a goal difference of +7, Spain are firmly in charge of the three-team Nations League pool.

"We have played against team that did really well in the World Cup".

Marco Asensio was their outstanding performer with one goal - Spain's second, driven in from 25 yards - and three assists.

Actor Gerard Depardieu accused of rape
Le Parisien reports the actress told police she had been assaulted by the actor twice this month at Depardieu's home in Paris . Depardieu has appeared in 200 films over six decades and holds a rare position as a French actor who is known in Hollywood.


Luis Enrique admitted after Spain's 6-0 win over Croatia that he has the backbone of the team well in place now and there has been a notable power shift in personnel from Barcelona to Real Madrid.

Rodrigo scored after slipping past the Croatian backline on a through-ball from Asensio in the 49th minute.

Playing in a small venue in Elche - a site that rarely gets to host Spanish national team games - should confer the hosts a more significant, more intimidating home-field advantage than the usual atmosphere of a pseudo-friendly game played in the larger, cavern-like stadiums.

And finally, a memorable result was capped by a final goal by Isco. Croatia and England are both pointless after one game. "After the second goal, the match was over for us".

Rodrigo - who scored the victor at Wembley - beat the offside trap before finishing neatly, Ramos headed in from a corner and Isco turned sharply before firing in from inside the box.

Aspas impressed as Spain beat England 2-1 at Wembley in League A Group 4 on Saturday.

Croatia meet the Three Lions in a repeat of the World Cup semi-final on October 12 in Rijeka.


loading...
  • One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

    One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

    Hurricanes need the warm waters of the ocean to survive, and as soon as they go over land, they lose that sustaining energy. All signs pointed to a stronger, slower, wider and wetter hurricane in the days ahead, forecasters said.
    CBS' Les Moonves steps down after sexual misconduct allegations

    CBS' Les Moonves steps down after sexual misconduct allegations

    Moonves' allies will surely cast his exit as a corporate coup - a successful effort by Redstone to gain a tighter grip on CBS . She then spoke about feeling concerned for how the "new regime" to step in will affect the show, it's crew and producers.
    California Lawmaker Shelves ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ban Legislation for 2018

    California Lawmaker Shelves ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ban Legislation for 2018

    After a hard-fought battle, California's net neutrality bill is now all but certain to make it to the finish line that is Gov. The federal government could sue the state of California over the law, leading to an eventual showdown in the Supreme Court.
  • Jurgen Klopp confident Liverpool will get back to their best

    Jurgen Klopp confident Liverpool will get back to their best

    Fortunately for Alisson and Liverpool , the mistake didn't cost them, something that Klopp was obviously happy about. Now we have ticked that box as well - don't play all the balls to Alisson.
    Woman with baby leads police on high-speed chase before crashing

    Woman with baby leads police on high-speed chase before crashing

    She then proceeded to speed past traffic, went over a central reservation and even into the path of oncoming vehicles. Rodriguez then exited her auto and ran around to the passenger rear door and took out the baby in its vehicle seat.
    US Charges Associate of Indicted Russian With Lobbying Violation

    US Charges Associate of Indicted Russian With Lobbying Violation

    The goal, prosecutors say, was to influence USA policy, but they say Patten never filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Patten was charged via a criminal information , which is a document that prosecutors use when a defendant waives an indictment.
  • Nadal edges Thiem in 5th-set tiebreaker at Open

    Nadal edges Thiem in 5th-set tiebreaker at Open

    But after Nadal came within two points of victory, Thiem wound up taking the fourth set 7-6 (4). "He made one more point than me". He came within two points of victory late in the fourth set before being pushed to a fifth, where he was two points from a loss.
    Twitter to permanently ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

    Twitter to permanently ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

    Jones was complaining that Republicans aren't doing enough to go after an alleged purge of conservative voices by social media. You are a little gangster thug. "He's not answering", Jones said to Rubio. "I don't read your websites", Rubio told him.
    Google Pixel 3 leak details the smaller flagship inside and out

    Google Pixel 3 leak details the smaller flagship inside and out

    Many people who purchased it from the Ukrainian blogger have already revealed nearly everything about the Pixel 3 XL. There are two dates now being thrown around: October 4 and October 9 , with the latter being reported more recently.
  • Democrats Ramp Up Attacks on Kavanaugh's Honesty After Hearings

    Democrats Ramp Up Attacks on Kavanaugh's Honesty After Hearings

    Some liberals have expressed concern Kavanaugh could be a rubber stamp for Trump and protect him from lawsuits and investigations. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh this week, though Democrats may try to delay that vote.
    Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to replace John McCain

    Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl to replace John McCain

    Thousands of Arizonans on Wednesday flocked to the state Capitol Building in Phoenix, where the Republican senator laid in state. Because of the timing of McCain's death , the governor's appointment would serve through most of 2020 .
    Manchester United's Luke Shaw set for England recall

    Manchester United's Luke Shaw set for England recall

    Henderson and Alexander-Arnold were part of the England set-up that reached the semi-finals in Russian Federation . "To the national team after three Premier League matches, is extraordinary for him".