Spain booked their place within the final 16 of Euro 2020 with a convincing 5-0 win over Slovakia in Seville on Wednesday night.
Luis Enrique’s aspect ought to have taken the lead with simply 12 minutes on the clock after they had been awarded an early penalty. Martin Dubravka did effectively to palm Alvaro Morata’s spot kick away, however the Newcastle man turned from hero to villain simply 20 minutes later.
After Pablo Sarabia had struck the crossbar with a good effort, the ball bounced into their air. Dubravka tried to the touch it over the body of the objective for a nook, but as an alternative ended up simply throwing it into his personal internet.
Enrique’s males doubled their lead on the stroke of half time as Gerard Moreno did brilliantly to chip the ball again to Aymeric Laporte, permitting the Manchester Metropolis man to go house his first objective for Spain.
The sport was ended as a contest early within the second half as Jordi Alba’s low cross was swept house by Sarabia, earlier than substitute Ferran Torres made a right away affect with a stunning flicked end to make it 4-0 to Spain.
Enrique’s aspect had been threatening to supply a cricket rating as Pau Torres’ effort was bumbled into his personal internet by Juraj Kucka, although Slovakia managed to ‘maintain on’ to the 5-0 defeat to keep away from any additional embarrassment.
Let’s get to these Slovakia and Spain participant scores…
Martin Dubravka (GK) – 3/10 – The Newcastle goalkeeper did effectively to maintain out the early penalty however his personal objective was fantastically dangerous. Was simply as poor for the second as he went walkabouts earlier than Laporte headed house. Delivery 5 in a serious worldwide match is one thing he’ll definitely always remember.
Peter Pekarik (RB) – 5/10 – Discovered himself going backwards every time he was on the ball which did not assist his aspect in any respect.
Milan Skriniar (CB) – 5/10 – Could not comprise the Spain entrance three and simply discovered himself chasing shadows at occasions. His aspect wanted an enormous efficiency in the event that they had been to maintain Spain out and he did not actually flip up.
Lubomir Satka (CB) – 5/10 – Did not look significantly convincing early on and as soon as he realised Dubravka was having certainly one of these days he seemed much more suspect.
Tomas Hubocan (LB) – 6/10 – Tried to get ahead down the Slovakia left to assist out the assault however was thwarted by Cesar Azpilicueta each time.
Jakub Hromada (DM) – 5/10 – Could not get close to the likes of Koke and Pedri and can in all probability have been glad to be hooked at half time.
Juraj Kucka (DM) – 5/10 – Responsible of scoring the second personal objective of the sport however to be trustworthy Slovakia had all however given up by the point he made it 5-0 to Spain.
Lukas Haraslin (RM) – 4/10 – Noticed barely any of the ball and appeared to just accept his aspect’s destiny and quit midway by means of the second half earlier than being hauled off.
Marek Hamsik (AM) – 4/10 – Would possibly as effectively have been sat at house watching the sport for almost all of the match. Nameless show from their talisman.
Robert Mak (LM) – 5/10 – Supplied little or no going ahead, although he did at the least do his finest observe the surging runs of Azpilicueta.
Ondrej Duda (ST) – 5/10 – Did his finest to chase down misplaced causes however discovered himself rising more and more remoted as the sport wore on.
Michal Duris (ST) – 5/10
Stanislav Lobotka (CM) – 6/10
Vladimir Weiss (RM) – 5/10
Tomas Suslov (AM) – 6/10
Laszlo Benes (CM) – N/A
Unai Simon (GK) – 6/10 – Given subsequent to nothing to do aside from knock the ball out to his defence. One of many quietest video games he is more likely to have in his profession.
Cesar Azpilicueta (RB) – 6/10 – The Chelsea man began to take pleasure in himself as soon as Spain had taken a grip on the sport and his darting runs down the right-hand aspect supplied an ideal outlet.
Eric Garcia (CB) – 6/10 – Could not have requested for a a lot simpler first look within the match. Principally spent all the recreation simply taking part in it between himself and Laporte with the occasional move into midfield.
Aymeric Laporte (CB) – 7/10 – Took his objective fantastically as he looped the ball over the stranded Dubravka. Very a lot the identical as his centre-back associate, would possibly as effectively have been scored ‘N/A’.
Jordi Alba (LB) – 6/10 – Did not see a lot of him within the first half as an attacking drive however popped up with a pleasant help as Spain put the sport to mattress early within the second half.
Pedri (CM) – 7/10 – Continued to unfold the ball about properly and helped to open up the sport. The teen has effortlessly stepped as much as the extent wanted at a serious worldwide match and he seems a top quality prospect.
Sergio Busquets (CM) – 7/10 – The Barcelona midfielder’s first begin of the match. Helped take the burden from Pedri by way of having another person within the midfield who performs progressive soccer.
Koke (CM) – 6/10 – Good and neat within the midfield however was not often beneath any type of stress and appeared to have the liberty of the pitch every time he was on the ball.
Pablo Sarabia (RW) – 6/10 – Had a wonderful probability to open the scoring after 20 minutes however one way or the other didn’t make contact with the ball. Ultimately bought his objective with a pleasant end.
Alvaro Morata (ST) – 5/10 – By no means actually seemed like he trusted his personal skill when he stepped as much as take the penalty. Did present some good hold-up play together with his again to objective however not sufficient from him as soon as once more.
Gerard Moreno (LW) – 6/10 – Did beautifully to beat Dubravka to the ball and hook it again in direction of Laporte to go house. Can be dissatisfied to not have gotten on the scoresheet given Slovakia’s shaky defence.
Ferran Torres (RW) – 7/10 – Made a right away affect with a stunning flicked end.
Thiago Alcantara (CM) – 6/10
Pau Torres (CB) – 7/10 – Virtually replicated Torres however the objective seems to have been credited to Kucka.
Adama Traore (RW) – 6/10
Mikel Oyarzabal (LW) – 6/10