Liverpool fans think they know exactly why Spain thumped Croatia 6-0

It made it two wins out of two for Luis Enrique's side in their Nations League campaign. His second strike bounced off the post and the back of goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic, who was awarded an own goal. "We needed to recuperate the feelings we had before, we've played two great games", said goalscorer Asensio, who also provided three assists. Spain was eliminated during the round of 16 of the World Cup, losing to Russian Federation on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

The victory left Spain comfortably ahead in Group 4 of the top-tiered League A in Europe's newest soccer competition, in good position to reach the tournament's final four in June.

Spain made three changes to the team that won at Wembley, bringing in Valencia defender Jose Gaya and Real Madrid pair Dani Ceballos and Asensio.

People were quick to jump on his decision to only include Busquets in the starting lineup, but Enrique insisted that he wasn't thinking about what club each player was at when making his selection for the national team.


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.

World Cup runners-up Croatia were humbled on their return to competitive football as a revitalised Spain ran out 6-0 winners at the Estadio Martinez Valero this evening. Bustling forward Lukaku was bundled over by Sverrir Ingi Ingason in the 28th minute and the referee immediately pointed to the spot, with Chelsea playmaker Hazard calmly sending Hannes Halldorsson the wrong way with the resulting penalty.

Marco Asensio doubled the lead for the hosts in the 33rd minute with a 25-yard rocket that screamed into the top corner after some sloppiness at the back from Croatia, 2-0. The Manchester United striker then added a third with a deft flick nine minutes from fulltime.

After this game, Croatia will host England in their next Nations League match on Friday 12 October. Yet despite missing one of their main playmakers, there was no lack of creativity in the side.


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