Spain vs. Croatia live stream

Elena Summers
September 12, 2018

This defeat was Croatia's worst defeat in their worldwide history, and came as a shock to the footballing world, just after their recent brilliant performance at the World Cup.

Croatia, for whom Ivan Rakitic was making his 100th appearance, rarely got to grips with their opponents and conceded three times more in the second half through Rodrigo Moreno, Sergio Ramos and Isco.

Saul Niguez, who is becoming an undisputable starter in Enrique's team, headed in a cross by Dani Carvajal in the 24th minute, then Marco Asensio hit two remarkable long-range shots in the 33rd and 35th to give La Roja a comfortable lead before halftime.

Marco Asensio was arguably the star of the show and scored his first worldwide goal on 33 minutes by capitalising on some sloppy midfield play to collect the ball 25 yards out and beat Lovre Kalinic with a left-footed rocket.

Spain forward Marco Asensio has opened up about his incredible individual display against Croatia after contributing to five of the six goals scored in the UEFA Nations League drubbing.


Elsewhere, Belgium play their first competitive game since securing third place at the World Cup with a 2-0 victory over England in Group A2, as they travel to Iceland, in one of six games available to watch on Sky Sports Football via the red button.

The UEFA Nation's League match between Spain and Croatia will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision Deportes. I thought he had a good game, I saw him train well. He was unable to cope with the pace of Asensio or Rodrigo, was pulled out of position far too often and lost Ramos at a corner for Spain's fifth.

Luis Enrique couldn't have asked for a much better start as coach of Spain's national team. And finally, a memorable result was capped by a final goal by Isco.

"We have played against team that did really well in the World Cup".

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