Madrid, Spain sent a strong message to the rest of

the European continent that they are back after thrashing Croatia 6-0 in

UEFA Nations League action on Tuesday night at the Estadio Martinez

Valero in Elche.

Goals from Saul, Marco Asensio, Rodrigo, Sergio Ramos, Isco and a

Croatia own goal made for a night that evoked memories of La Roja

age of dominance from 2008-12, while it will be a night to forget for the

World Cup runners-up.

One would be hard-pressed to pick out a man of the match for La

Roja, such was the decisive and complete performance from the hosts.

Asensio was certainly one of the stars with a goal and three assists, as

was Dani Ceballos who was superb in the Spanish midfield and helped

make Luka Modric a non-factor. All in all, this new-look Spain under

Luis Enrique continues to impress and now owns a hefty six-point

advantage over Group 4 rivals England and Croatia, the MARCA

reported.

Luis Enrique made three changes from last Saturday’s win at

Wembley with Gaya replacing Marcos Alonso in defense, Dani

Ceballos for Thiago in midfield and Marco Asensio up top instead of

Iago Aspas.

Source: Oman News Agency