Spain 7-0 Costa Rica: Enrique's men dominate with extraordinary performance

Spain 7-0 Costa Rica: Enrique's men dominate with extraordinary performance

Enrique's men dominate with extraordinary performance. Ferran nets brace, Olmo, Asensio, Morata, Gavi and Soler also score

Match Report
Gavi announced himself on the global stage with a brilliant volley as Spain produced a sparkling passing performance to outclass Costa Rica and start their World Cup in sensational style.

Ferran Torres scored twice in what was a stroll from start to finish for the 2010 champions.

But the pick of their seven goals was Gavi's outstanding volleyed finish, with the Barcelona teenager using the outside of his foot to steer a dropping ball home via the post and become the youngest World Cup goalscorer since Pele.

This has been a tournament full of surprises, with Spain's Group E rivals Germany the latest victims with their late defeat by Japan earlier on Wednesday, but there was never a hint of another shock happening here.

La Roja were completely dominant from the start, with Costa Rica unable to live with their pace, movement and precision when they came forward.

The Euro 2020 semi-finalists went close twice in the first 10 minutes, with Dani Olmo and Marco Asensio both firing wide, but they did not have to wait long to take the lead.

It was an ominous start for Costa Rica and things quickly got worse for the 2014 quarter-finalists, who were the last team to qualify for Qatar.

Match Events
0' The match is about to start!

8' CLOSE! Pedri’s shot wide out

10' GOAL! Spain 1-0 Costa Rica (Olmo)

20' GOAL! Spain 2-0 Costa Rica (Asensio)

30' Penalty Goal! Spain 3-0 Costa Rica (Ferran Torres)

47' CHANCE! Asensio's shot over the bar

53' GOAL! Spain 4-0 Costa Rica (Ferran Torres)

62' Morata’s shot wide out

67' Yellow Card! F. Calvo booked

73' GOAL! Spain 5-0 Costa Rica (Gavi)

89' GOAL! Spain 6-0 Costa Rica (Soler)

91' GOAL! Spain 7-0 Costa Rica (Morata)

Spain XI: Azpilicueta, Alba, Busquets, Laporte, Asensio, Unai Simón, Olmo, Rodri, Ferran Torres, Pedri, Gavi

Subs: Morata, Sarabia, Carvajal, Koke, Llorente, David Raya, Soler, P. Torres, Robert Sánchez, Hugo Guillamón, Eric Garcia, Fati, Yeremy, Nico Williams, Álex Baldé

Costa Rica XI: Navas, B. Oviedo, Duarte, Borges, J.Campbell, Y. Tejeda, F. Calvo, Anthony Contreras, Carlos Martínez, Keysher Fuller, Jewison Bennette

Subs: B. Ruiz, K. Waston, Esteban Alvarado, J. Venegas, R. Matarrita, Youstin Salas, Juan Pablo Vargas, Gerson Torres, Patrick Sequeira, Daniel Chacón, Douglas López, Brandon Aguilera, Roan Wilson, Álvaro Zamora, Anthony Hernández
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