Spain beat Czech Republic 2-0 on Sunday thanks to goals from Carlos Soler and Pablo Sarabia. With this win, Spain moved to the top of UEFA Nations League Group A2 for the first time.
The runners-up from last year dominated the game from the start. Soler scored the game’s first goal in the 24th minute after being set up by the man of the match, Marco Asensio.
In the 75th minute, Spain’s sub Sarabia finished a counterattack started by Barcelona’s 17-year-old midfielder Gavi. This made Spain’s lead even bigger.
The Spaniards wore the women’s team jersey to show their support for their female teammates who will be playing in the Women’s European Championship next month in England. With eight points from four games, the Spaniards are on top of Group A2 with eight points.
After losing to Switzerland 1-0, Portugal fell to second place with seven points.
The Czech Republic is in third place with four points, one more than Switzerland, which won for the first time this year.
On Thursday, when Spain beat Switzerland 1-0, Luis Enrique made nine changes to the starting lineup.
Asensio started for Spain for the first time since November 2020, and he passed the ball to Soler, who scored from close range.
Spain kept threatening the Czechs and had 73 percent of the ball, but they didn’t always have the accuracy to make it count. After Gavi came off the bench in the second half, they were finally able to score.
In the 75th minute, the teenager stole the ball and raced past two opposing players before passing it to Ferran Torres, who crossed it to Sarabia. The midfielder for Paris St. Germain was left to shoot the ball into an empty net.