Spain vs Costa Rica Match Report: Highlight, Key Moments, Winner, Loser

Highlight of the Match:  

The match was dominated by Spain from the very start. Costa Rica couldn’t place a single shot toward the goal. Difficult game for them. Ferran Torres, Gavi, Dani Almo, Asensio, Carlos Soler, and Morata all scored for Spain. Spain just destroyed Costa Rica, they have 7 shots on target and scored from all of them. The match was played in Al Thumama Stadium (Wed, Nov 23, 2022)

FULL-TIME: Spain 7 – 0 Costa Rica

11’ Goal! It’s Spain at the top

La Roja get the early lead they deserved for their relentless onslaught from the opening whistle. Gavi creates a yard of space on the edge of the box and chips a fine ball over the top, which is deflected into the path of Olmo, who coolly guides the ball past an unguarded Navas. Spain takes the lead with their 100th goal in World Cup history.

21′ ASENSIO STRIKES!  

Two goals for Spain! From the left flank of the penalty area, Alba sends in a low cross that cuts through the Costa Rican defense, and Asensio is first to react, sweeping the ball home off Navas’s fingertips. The seasoned goalie can only push it into the bottom corner, and his team is already down two goals.

29′ PENALTY TO SPAIN!!  After getting his heel trapped, Jordi Alba fouled inside the box.

31 ‘ Penalty Goal 3-0! SPAIN IS IN THE LEAD

Torres, having fooled Navas by skipping at the conclusion of his run-up, scores a penalty kick to put his country ahead 3-0.

Half Time Score – Spain 3 – 0 Costa Rica

Half Time Summary

It’s only the second time in Spain’s history that they’ve ever scored three goals in the first half of a World Cup match. They were very dominant in the first half brilliant display from them. Costa Rica is pretty much clueless. 

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54′ SPAIN STRIKES AGAIN!! FOUR FOR SPAIN! 

Torres scores his 15th international goal, putting Spain up 4-0 thanks in large part to some poor defensive play. After the striker has pushed his way into the penalty area, Oviedo doesn’t react quickly enough to his turn, and the forward slots the ball beyond Navas very easily.

75’ Gavi Scores a volley. Spain 5 – 0 Costa Rica

Morata passes a flying ball toward Gavi and he shoots the ball first time. Great goal from the youngster. He is Spain’s youngest-ever player at a World Cup to score a goal.

90’ Carlos Soler Scores. Spain 6 – 0 Costa Rica

Soler capitalizes on some careless goalkeeping by hammering home the resulting loose ball.

90+2’ Morata scores Spain’s seventh with a shot that finds the bottom corner.

Key Moments:

  • 11 Minutes of 1st Half – Spain scores. Dani Almo scores. 
  • 21 Minutes of 1st Half – Spain makes it 2-0. Asensio scores and is assisted by Jordi Alba. 
  • 31 Minutes of 1st Half – Spain scores again to make it 3-0. The penalty was scored by Ferran Torres.
  • 56 Minutes of 2nd Half – Ferran Torres strikes again
  • 75 Minutes of 2nd Half – Gavi scores a volley. Spain 5 – 0 Costa Rica 
  • 90 Minutes of 2nd Half – Carlos Soler strikes for Spain. Spain 6- 0 Costa Rica.
  • 90+2 Minutes of 2nd Half extra time – Morata scores for Spain once again.  Spain is 7-0 up against Costa Rica.
  Spain  Costa Rica
Winner/Loser Spain Won Costa Rica Lose
Goal 7
Assists 3
Ball Possession 82% 18%
Big Chances 5
Passes 1043 231
Accurate Passes 976 135
Total Shots (On Target) 8
Fouls 12 8
Yellow Card 2
Red Card    
Offside 3 7
Corners 5
Keeper Saves 1
Player Of The Match Ferran Torres  

Point table of Group (E) after this match

Team Play Goal Difference Points
Germany 1 -1
Spain 7 3
Costa Rica -7
Japan 1 1 3
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The youngest player in Spain’s World Cup history has been named. Additionally, Costa Rica will also be fielding their youngest player ever in a World Cup match. Possessions and goals were both much in Spain’s favor. As far as performance goes, Costa Rica just has no chance against Spain. When compared to Germany, they played like a European powerhouse. Spain’s team scored seven times. A day to remember for Spain and an awful day for Costa Rica. This a statement from the Spanish with their biggest-ever win. 

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