Spain vs Germany: On Tuesday, Sparkling Spain smashed hapless Germany 6-0 at home to storm into the Nations League‘s final four in style as forward Ferran Torres scored a first career hat-trick. As the visitors suffered their worst loss in a competitive game and the most humiliating since losing by the same score against Austria in a friendly in 1931, Germany were unable to avoid the relentless side of Luis Enrique.
Luis Enrique’s side were given a 3-0 halftime lead by Alvaro Morata, Ferran and Rodri, while Ferran struck again early in the second half and finished his treble with a classy finish.
Spain vs Germany: In the sixth goal in the 89th minute, substitute Mikel Oyarzabal taped to adorn an impressive Spain show and intensify the suffering of Germany’s four-time world champions.
“In every way, we walked right over them,” Spain’s midfielder Rodri said. “We scored six, but it could have been much more. We’re still a community with little experience, but we’re going to have a lot of confidence.”
Meanwhile, Morata took pleasure in silencing the critics of Spain after on Saturday snatching a 1-1 draw away to Switzerland.
“We had the chance to send out a powerful message to the entire world, and we did just that he said.
With the win, Spain finished top of League A4 with 11 points after six matches, joining France in the final four of the October 2021 tournament.
“It’s certainly a bitter disappointment. For all of us, it’s very very disappointing. I’m part of the team. We’re talking about the team. We fucked this up together. Our body language was disappointing, we didn’t interact on the pitch. After the match, German keeper Manuel Neuer said we should have talked more.”
With nine, the Germans, who needed only a draw to advance to the final process, came second.
Spain vs Germany: When Sergio Canales was taken off, Spain endured an early injury setback, but his replacement Fabian Ruiz had an immediate impact, sending in a superb delivery from a corner and Morata rose unmarked in the 17th minute at the far post to head home.
Soon after, Morata netted again by connecting with a cross from Ferran, but his shot was wrongly ruled offside, with no VAR in the Nations League in action.
Spain, however, shook off any sense of injustice easily as Ferran smashed in their second goal on the rebound in the 33rd after Dani Olmo had glanced against the post, while five minutes later Rodri headed home a corner from Koke.
At the end of the first half of his European record-extending 178th appearance for his country, Spain lost Captain Sergio Ramos to a suspected muscle injury, but they grew ever more optimistic after the break as Germany began to wilt.
Dani Olmo spurned an opportunity to add to Spain’s lead, allowing Neuer to make a rare save in a match where his main job was to pick the ball out of the net on a night when with 96 games ahead of Sepp Maier, he became Germany’s most capped keeper.
But Ferran showed no mercy, taking a pass to net his second from ex-Valencia teammate Jose Gaya and then having a Fabian ball and beating Neuer from outside the box to become the first player in Spain to score a hat-trick against Germany.
“This was one of those very special nights, when all goes exactly as expected. The players went out all fired up and did all right. When you mix quality and attitude, this is what you get,” said Spain manager Luis Enrique.
In the meantime the beleaguered manager of Germany, Joachim Low, said that nothing worked out.” He clarified that the German team lacked “body language and body tension” and struggled to take control of the match or its rivals.
“We wanted to be brave,” he said. But nothing worked out After the 1-0, we threw away our idea. We marched out of place, spaces opened. There was no coordination. There was no communication. There was no communication.
“Today, every aspect was evil. Nothing was positive there. It has been a rainy, dark day.