Spain confirms its good form in the League of Nations. After their victory against Switzerland on Thursday (1-0), they easily beat the Czech Republic on Sunday (2-0) at La Rosaleda in Malaga as part of the 4th day of the League of Nations. This success allows La Roja to take the lead in group 2 ahead of Portugal, beaten in Switzerland (0-1).
The Czechs will have existed twenty minutes in this meeting. Twenty minutes of good quality with consistent pressing which allowed them to obtain the first chances of the match, putting the Garcia-Martinez hinge in difficulty. It was on a high recovery that they got the first chance of the game in the 17th minute, by Cerny whose too soft shot did not deceive Unai Simon, again decisive a few minutes later in a duel with Kuchta (19th).
Luis Enrique’s men hunkered down and relied on the technical ease of Marco Asensio. In all the good moves this Sunday evening, it was he who sent the decisive pass on the opener of Carlos Soler in the 23rd. First shot of the Spaniards, first goal. Alerted on the right side, he centered in a pivot, almost blind, to offer the Valencia striker his third goal for the Spanish selection.
Opposite, the Czech Republic, anesthetized, tried to come back at the start of the second period with the same aggressiveness as at the start of the first. But Spain, whose team had been largely overhauled by Luis Enrique, was more comfortable technically. She managed her end of the match and scored the break goal in the 75th minute thanks to Pablo Sarabia, who came into play three minutes earlier.