Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0 to make World Cup debut

Spain, the 2010 World Cup champions, got off to a great start to the ongoing World Cup by thrashing Costa Rica 7-0 in their opening match. Spain dominated the match from the start. Costa Rica’s team could not score a single goal against Spain’s seven goals. Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0 Spain kicked off their […]
 


Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0 to make World Cup debut

Spain, the 2010 World Cup champions, got off to a great start to the ongoing World Cup by thrashing Costa Rica 7-0 in their opening match. Spain dominated the match from the start. Costa Rica’s team could not score a single goal against Spain’s seven goals.

Spain beat Costa Rica 7-0

Spain kicked off their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign with a one-sided 7-0 win over Costa Rica in their opening Group E match thanks to two goals from Ferran Torres. The Costa Rican team could not give any competition to the 2010 champions Spain in the entire match. The Costa Ricans were unable to produce a single shot on goal for the opposition, while the Spanish team took 17 shots on goal, converting seven of them.

 

 

Spain’s biggest World Cup victory

This is Spain’s biggest win in the World Cup. The team scored seven goals for the first time in a World Cup match. Spain dominated the match from the start. Torres (31st and 54th minutes) scored twice for Spain at the El Thumama Stadium, while Dani Olmo (11th), Marco Asensio (21st), Gavi (74th), Carlos Soler (90th) and Álvaro Morata (90+) all scored. scored goals Goals scored per minute.

Spain dominated from the start

Spain dominated the match from the start and most of the first half was played in Costa Rica’s half. In the first half, Spain had 85 percent of the ball possession, which was an indication of the team’s dominance. Spain came close to scoring in the seventh minute but Danny Olmo was unable to hit the target despite being in front of the goal.

 

Spain’s 100th goal in the World Cup

Two minutes later, Asensio had a chance to score but his shot went wide of Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas to the right. However, it did not take long for Olmo and Asensio to rectify their mistake. In the 11th minute of the match, Olmo passed the ball to Gavi on a move on the left wing, who passed it back to Olmo. This time, Olmo made no mistake and rounded off Navas with a blistering shot. It was Spain’s 100th goal in the World Cup.

Torres converted the penalty goal

Spain doubled their lead after 10 minutes when Sergio Busquets crossed the ball to Jordi Alba on the left. Alba passed the ball to Asensio who made no mistake this time to score. Spain were then awarded a penalty for a foul by a Costa Rican defender, and Ferran Torres put the team ahead 3–0 in the 31st minute. The goalkeeper dived to his left to save Navas Torres’ shot but the Spaniard fired the ball to his right.

 

Spain’s offensive game

Spain then continued to attack, but the team was unable to score more goals before the break. Asensio came close to scoring in the last minute of injury time but his left-footed shot was wide of the target. The Spanish team was leading 3-0 till the interval. The story of the first half was repeated in the second half as well. Asensio had an early chance to score but his powerful shot went wide of the target.

Two powerful goals from Ferran Torres

In the 54th minute of the match, Spain made a move from the right flank. Gavi passed the ball to Torres, who single-handedly dodged three Costa Rica players to give his side a 4–0 lead. Gavi extended Spain’s lead to 5-0 in the 74th minute when he found a powerful right-footed shot from Alvaro Morata and hit the post. Soler scored in the 90th minute while Morata scored in the second minute of injury time to put Spain ahead 7–0 in what proved to be the final score.