UEFA Nations League Report: Spain v Croatia 11 September 2018

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2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia have suffered the biggest defeat in their history as Spain humiliated them with a 6-nil thrashing in the UEFA Nations League.

Marco Asensio was their outstanding performer with one goal - Spain's second, driven in from 25 yards - and three assists. Rodrigo Moreno completed a fine team move after the interval before captain Sergio Ramos headed the fifth while a strike from Isco saw Spain become the first team to score six against Croatia as they charged top of League A, Group 4 on six points. The Oxford United forward tapped home in the 67th minute, 106... He's a key part of Luis Enrique's Spain team and has returned the confidence shown in him by his coach.

The result is their heaviest ever defeat, the first time they have conceded six goals and the first game in which they have let in five since a 5-1 loss to England in 2009.

The UEFA Nation's League match between Spain and Croatia will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision Deportes.

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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. In the 57th minute, Spain captain Sergio Ramos headed in his 14th worldwide goal for the team's fifth on the night.

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic wasn't too happy with his team's performance against Spain. Hamren made three changes to the side that lost to the Swiss with Runar Sigurjonsson, Emil Hallfredsson and Hordur Magnusson coming in for Rurik Gislason, Gudlaugur Victor Palsson and Bjorn Sigurdarson and his side looked much more stable in the opening exchanges.

Marco Asensio scored once and set up four more in Luis Enrique's second match in charge, as the World Cup finalists were run ragged in Elche.

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