Without forcing their talents, Spain got the better of Switzerland this Saturday in the League of Nations (1-0).
Three days after a goalless friendly draw against Portugal, Spain returned to competition and more specifically the League of Nations this Saturday night in Madrid. Faced for the occasion with Switzerland, the Roja did not fail, victorious on the smallest of the margins (1-0) to consolidate its leadership in Pool 4. That which also brings together Germany and the Ukraine (Mannschaft 1-2 victory at the same time).
Faced with a Nati a bit tender and in need of inspiration, the selection led by Luis Enrique mastered its subject despite the youth of its offensive executives of the evening. From 17 to 23 years old for Fati, Torres, Olmo and Oyarzabal. The latter scored the winning goal, on the lookout for an opportunistic recovery from Merino on a risky raise from Sommer, the Swiss goalkeeper (14e).
Oyarzabal also touched wood in this meeting, but the high pressure wanted by the Spaniards did little to endanger the Swiss in the end. The famous “toque”, this game of possession made of short passes which made the glory of La Roja a few years ago, has lived. The Iberian side are no longer the preserve of Real and Barça, the two dominant clubs in La Liga, and the cohesion of the team is being felt. There remains a solid defensive base and real individual promises to potentially restore the red blazon during the next international events.
🇪🇸 Spain 1️⃣-0️⃣ Switzerland 🇨🇭
– the L’Équipe channel (@lachainelequipe) October 10, 2020
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