Two goals from Ferran Torres led Spain to a great start in the World Cup by defeating Costa Rica 7-0 in the first match of Group ‘E’.
Spain added four goals in the second half after leading 3-0 in the first half at the Al Thumma Stadium in Doha.
Dani Olmo scored the first goal in the 11th minute for Spain, who dominated the Central American country. Olmo scored his 100th World Cup goal for Spain, who attacked continuously from the first minute. Less than 10 minutes later, Marco Asensio doubled Spain’s lead with a beautiful goal from Jordi Alba’s cross.
Costa Rica’s goalkeeper and captain Keylor Navas touched the ball with Asensio’s shot from inside the penalty area, but could not stop the goal. Spain were awarded a penalty after Costa Rica’s Oscar Duarte fouled Alba, the 2010 World Cup winner’s defender. Using the same penalty, Ferran Torres extended Spain’s lead to 3-0.
For Spain, who became more aggressive in the second half, Torres scored again in the 54th minute to extend the lead to 4-0. Torres, who was unmarked in the 6-yard box, tricked the Costa Rican goalkeeper and scored a beautiful goal.
20 minutes later, Gavi, a young midfielder born in 2004, scored the fifth goal. Alvaro Morata’s out-footed shot from inside the penalty area hit the post and turned into a goal.
Substitute midfielder Carlos Soler scored Spain’s sixth goal in the last minute of regulation time. Another substitute, Morata, scored in injury time for Spain’s biggest win of the World Cup.