Well the defending champions were back on track with a sublime win over turkey. Spain were criticized for their play against Czech Republic as they failed miserably to break down their stubborn defense but that was not the case with turkey game as Spain showed off their title credentials in style. This win takes Spain to the round of 16 which would be real test for them.
The game started progressively and Spain were back to what they do best, hold the ball and seize for the opportunity and that reaped them the rewards when Alvaro Morata headed home a good goal and the lead was doubled just after 3 minutes when Nolito lodged his first ever goal for the Spanish team and then Morata came up with his second to cruise Spain with a comfortable victory over their opponents.
Spain vs. turkey: How Spain set the standards with the dominant win over turkey
A strong performance from the defending champions
After a disaster campaign in Brazil two years ago where their opponents fully exploited the shortcomings in their playing style, not was much expected from the Spanish team but this display proved all the doubters wrong. Spain effectively proved that if there is proper number nine to deal with the key passes, then there playing style is a joy to watch. The Spanish team play had absolutely no flaws in the game and turkey was largely out of the game and after the first two goals they were largely a passive figure and the even if Spain was steady after their third goal, turkey didn’t pose any danger for them. Morata finally strikes
One thing that was definitely shocking when Vincent Del Bosque announced his team for the EUROS was that there was no experienced striker in the squad. Morata was the assured starter on the Spanish EUROS squad and the starting game for him was the one to forget as he failed to overcome the Peter church challenge.
This was not the case last night as Morata lodged two brilliant goals that would make Vincent Del Bosque relived. Morata can be a potent force for Spain and can play the role which Fernando Torres used to play for the Spain.
Nolito finally repays faith
The Celta Vigo star had a late entry in the senior national team at the slender age of 29 and had an ordinary performance against the Czech Republic. The turkey game was a perfect impression that how good this guy could be for Spain as he was pitch perfect from left flank where he scored and assisted one. He was very potent and brilliantly combined with Jordi Alba that resulted in Spain’s best efforts at goal.
Andres Iniesta: The Maestro
Andres Iniesta was definitely the man to watch in the turkey match as his masterful skill were responsible for the Spaniards dominated display. He almost guided in every Spanish attack, whether it was that Nolito assisted goal or the sublime 22 pass goal in the second half, Andres Iniesta was almost everywhere as he was the chief architect in the Spanish wine.
When you are on the relieving end of the boos from your own fans then you must be in a very difficult position as because a lot was expected from the turkey before the EUROS and they have failed miserably. The turkey was the same turkey that Croatia dominated. Arda Turan came from a disappointing year in Barcelona and reflected the same last night and the case with turkey’ top scorer Burak Yilmaz was no exception, who shot wide where he should have tried on something better. The coach was also utterly disappointed with the team as he showed off his frustrations in the press conference.