The Spanish national team revealed its teeth in the European Football Championship (Euro 2020), and swept its Slovak counterpart 5-0, today, Wednesday, in the third and final round of the fifth group of the group stage of the continental competition, which also witnessed Sweden’s 3-2 victory over Poland.
Despite the victory, the Spanish team, which has 3 titles in the competition, finished its campaign in the group, and is in second place with 5 points, two points behind Sweden (the leaders), equal with it in the balance, to qualify together for the final price round of the tournament.
Slovakia ranked third with 3 points, to officially leave the competition, after failing to be among the top 4 third-placed teams in the six groups in the first round, which have the right to advance to the playoffs, while Poland bottomed the standings with only one point.
And at the (La Cartoja) stadium in the Spanish city of Seville, the Spain team compensated for its draw in its previous two matches, and set up the circus for its Slovak opponent, despite Martin Dubravka, Slovakia goalkeeper, saving a penalty kick for Spain by Alvaro Morata in the 12th minute; But he quickly turned the dirt on his brilliance after scoring an own goal for the Spaniards in the 30th minute.
Aymeric Laporte added the second goal for Spain in the third minute of stoppage time for the first half, before Pablo Sarabia and Ferran Torres scored the third and fourth goals in the 56th and 67th minutes, respectively.
Spain’s fifth goal came through friendly fire as well, after Slovakia’s Juraj Kotzka scored an own goal in the 71st minute.
At Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sweden beat Poland 3-2.
Sweden advanced first with two goals from Emil Forsberg in the 2nd and 59th minutes, and top scorer Robert Lewandowski for Poland in the 61st and 84th minutes, before Victor Claesson snatched the victory for Sweden with a killer goal in stoppage time.