Spain confirms its beautiful form in the League of Nations. After a 1-0 win over Switzerland on Thursday, they easily beat the Czech Republic on Sunday (2-0) at Malaga’s Rosaleda in the 4th round of the League of Nations. This success allowed Roja to take the lead in Group 2 against Portugal, beaten in Switzerland (0-1).
Les Tchèques will have been in this meeting for minutes. Twenty minutes of good workmanship with a consistent pressing that allowed them to get the first chances of the game, putting the Garcia-Martinez hinge in difficulty. It was on a high recovery that they got the first chance of the match in the 17th minute, from 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 turned their backs on Marco Asensio. In all the good shots this Sunday night, he was the one who made the decisive pass on the opening of Carlos Soler’s score in the 23rd. First shot of the Spaniards, first dar. Alert on the right side, he centered in a pivot, almost blindly, to offer the Valencia striker his third goal in the Spanish national team.
Opposite, the Czech Republic, anesthetized, tried to return at the beginning of the second period with the same aggressiveness as at the beginning of the first. But Spain, whose team had been largely redesigned by Luis Enrique, was technically more comfortable. She managed her end of the match and scored the break goal in the 75th minute thanks to Pablo Sarabia, who came on three minutes earlier.