Spain beat its guest Georgia 4-0 in the match that brought the two teams together, on Sunday evening, at the “Nuevo Vivero” stadium in Badajoz, as part of the fifth round of Group B matches in the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup..
The first half ended with Spain winning three, as left back Jose Gaya scored the first goal in the 15th minute with a shot from outside the penalty area..
Midfielder Carlos Soler scored the second goal in the 25th minute from Marcos Llorente, before Ferran Torres scored the third goal in the 41st minute..
In the second half, Pablo Sarabia, newly signed for Sporting Lisbon, scored the fourth goal for the Spanish national team in the 63rd minute..
With this result, Spain regains the lead in Group B with 12 points, one point behind Sweden, who played two fewer games and did not play in this round, while Georgia is in the fifth and last place with one point..
Spain, led by coach Luis Enrique, regained its balance, after losing to its Swedish counterpart, 2-1, in the fourth round last Thursday.
Spain entered the match with the following formation:
Goalkeeper: Unai Simon
Defense Line: Azpilicueta – Eric Garcia – Laporte – Jose Gaya
Midfield: Rodri – Soler – Marcos Llorente
Forwards: Pablo Sarabia, Ferran Torres, Abel Ruiz
Spain will visit Kosovo on Wednesday in the sixth round of qualifiers, while Sweden will visit Greece on the same day..
In today’s match, Spain missed the efforts of its striker, Gerard Moreno, who was injured during the match against the national team past Sweden.