Spain 2-0 Czech Republic: Carlos Soler and Pablo Sarabia fire Luis Enrique’s side to the top of their group as they capitalise on Portugal’s defeat
- Carlos Soler scored in the 24th minute after Marco Asensio found him in the box
- Pablo Sarabia doubled the lead in the 75th minute to seal the win for Spain
- Barcelona’s Ferran Torres set up the second with a teasing cross to the far post
- Luis Enrique’s side dominated the contest with 76% of possession
- Spain overtook Portugal at the top of their group after they lost 1-0 to the Swiss
Goals from Carlos Soler and Pablo Sarabia earned Spain a 2-0 win over Czech Republic on Sunday, a result that put them on top of UEFA Nations League Group A2.
Last year’s finalists dominated the game from the start and opened the scoring when Soler struck from close range in the 24th minute following a brilliant pass by man-of-the-match Marco Asensio.
Substitute Sarabia extended the Spaniards’ lead in the 75th minute, finishing a counter-attack started by Barcelona’s 17-year-old midfielder Gavi.
Carlos Soler scored the first to put Spain 1-0 up in the 24th minute after a rich spell of the ball
Marco Asensio assisted the Valencia midfielder after being found by Koke in the penalty box
Spain top Group A2 standings with eight points from four matches, leapfrogging Portugal who have seven points. Portugal were beaten 1-0 by Switzerland on Sunday.
Third-placed Czech Republic have four points, one ahead Switzerland, who recorded their first win in this year’s competition.
Luis Enrique’s side dominated the ball and accumulated 76% of possession, with both of their goals capping off long periods of intense pressure.
Vladimir Coufal and Czech Republic now sit third in League A Group Two after their 2-0 defeat
Spain advanced to the summit of League A Group Three after Portugal’s 1-0 loss to Switzerland
Marcos Alonso and Spain dominated the ball and finished the match with 76% possession
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