UEFA Nations League Report: Spain v Croatia 11 September 2018

World Cup finalists Croatia thrashed by Spain

Sept 12 ― Luis Enrique described it as the flawless start after Spain backed up their win over England with a 6-0 demolition of Croatia yesterday.

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic wasn't too happy with his team's performance against Spain.

The UEFA Nation's League match between Spain and Croatia will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision Deportes.

Saul Niguez headed Spain in front before Asensio fired in two spectacular strikes, although the second was credited as an own goal from Lovre Kalinic.

Luis Enrique took charge after the humiliating exit to Russian Federation at the World Cup had left Spain doubting the possession game that won them three consecutive major tournaments between 2008 and 2012.

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Dalic's men did play a friendly on Thursday night, drawing 1-1 with Portugal as Ivan Perisic and Pepe exchanged goals, but he has to deal with several team changes since the World Cup.

Marco Asensio was their outstanding performer with one goal - Spain's second, driven in from 25 yards - and three assists.

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.

Asensio, who was not among the starters against England, also set up Rodrigo's goal early in the second half with a ideal through ball behind the defence. 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. He seemed to gain confidence from that because two minutes later he cut inside from the right flank and let fly with a powerful shot which hit the crossbar and bounced in off Kalinic. The Manchester United striker then added a third with a deft flick nine minutes from fulltime.

In the other League A match on Tuesday, Belgium won 3-0 at Iceland in its Nations League debut. Yet despite missing one of their main playmakers, there was no lack of creativity in the side.

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