Uefa Nations League: Superb Spain put six past Croatia

Uefa Nations League: Superb Spain put six past Croatia

Two matches, two convincing wins against top opponents in the UEFA Nations League. He's a key part of Luis Enrique's Spain team and has returned the confidence shown in him by his coach.

Spain, meanwhile, is coming off a 2-1 victory over England in its first Nations League match.

Star man Luka Modric will come up against many of his club team-mates for the visitors, and global team-mate - and Barcelona player Ivan Rakitic - is happy to have the Real Madrid man on his side.

Spain host World Cup runners-up Croatia in Elche on Tuesday and Aspas is poised to start again.

After this game, Croatia will host England in their next Nations League match on Friday 12 October.

Then Rodrigo headed Carvajal's cross early in the 2nd half to make it 4-nil.

World Cup finalists Croatia thrashed by Spain

In the World Cup final, Vicente del Bosque put out six Barcelona players (Puyol, Pique, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta and Pedro) along with Villa who had just signed from Valencia.

Although this was a night on which a new generation of global stars were born, Sergio Ramos was not to be left out as the defender lost his marker from a corner to head home his fourth goal of the season on 57 minutes.

Croatia's biggest defeat had been a 5-1 away loss against England at Wembley in 2009. Croatia drew with Portugal in a friendly last week. Luis Enrique later added the player to the group after Diego Costa requested permission to leave the team to be present at his daughter's birth. Spain was coached by Fernando Hierro in Russian Federation after Julen Lopetegui was sacked two days before the tournament.

Maybe rotations will allow him to squeeze them both into the same side but when the important games come around and there are no rotations, one of Isco or Asensio must sit on the bench, something which for them and supporters will be hard to understand.

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku scored twice and won a penalty that Eden Hazard converted as they crushed Iceland 3-0 in their Nations League A, Group 2 clash in Reykjavik on Tuesday.


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