Former champions Spain acquired their World Cup off to a pulsating begin on Wednesday by means of a report 7-0 win over a shell-shocked Costa Rica, with an early Dani Olmo strike taking his nation previous the 100 objective mark in soccer’s showpiece occasion.
The European giants sought to make their mark in Group E with an unrelenting pursuit of objectives in opposition to a Costa Rican facet that posed no menace, taking the factors with ease due to Olmo, Gavi, Marco Asensio, Carlos Soler, Alvaro Morata and a brace from Ferran Torres.
Spain had been in management from the primary kick, with Costa Rica dizzied by their early onslaught on the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha and unable to seek out any rhythm in a sport the place Pedri, Olmo, and Asensio dazzled.
Spain virtually went forward after 5 minutes, when Pedri’s deep cross from the left discovered Olmo in area, whose shot went huge of the publish.
Asensio squandered a transparent probability moments later, connecting awkwardly with the ball and sending it huge after being picked out by the pivotal Pedri, who had a job in seemingly each Spain assault.
They went forward 11 minutes into the sport when Gavi, who turned Spain’s youngest ever World Cup participant on the age of 18, put the ball into the trail of Olmo, who turned and deftly lifted it over the advancing keeper Keylor Navas.
Spain pressed onerous for a second and acquired it on 21 minutes when Jordi Alba’s neat cross throughout the field discovered Asensio who fired low previous Navas.
Spain searched eagerly for a 3rd and received a penalty on 31 minutes when Oscar Duarte tripped Alba, with Ferran Torres coolly stroking the ball down the center previous the helpless Navas.
Spain returned from the break hungry for extra, with Asensio firing over the bar as Olmo’s harmful runs examined a Costa Rica defence that was all at sea.
Torres gave Spain a fourth and himself a brace on 53 minutes, discovering Gavi on the best, who performed it again into the world for the Barcelona ahead to show and hearth residence his second.
Gavi discovered the web himself within the 16 minutes from time with a luxurious volley in off the publish after from a floating cross from Alvaro Morata, then Carlos Soler and Morata accomplished the demolition with two objectives within the dying minutes.