Nations League Finals: Torres Nets Hat-Trick As Spain Crush Germany
Ferran Torres scored his first career hat-trick as Spain crushed Germany 6-0 to join France in the four-team Nations League finals.
Germany were powerless to stop Luis Enrique‘s relentless side as the visitors suffered their worst defeat in a competitive game and the most humiliating since losing by the same scoreline against Austria in a friendly in 1931.
In a repeat of the Euro 2008 final, Alvaro Morata headed in Spain’s first goal, before Torres volleyed home emphatically then Rodri scored with a guided header to make it 3-0 at halftime.
Ferran struck again early in the second half to give Spain a 4-0 lead before completing his treble with a classy finish.
Substitute Mikel Oyarzabal tapped in the sixth goal in the 89th minute to adorn an incredible Spain display and deepen four-time world champions Germany’s misery.
The victory saw Spain finish top of League A4 with 11 points after six games, joining France in the final four tournament, which will take place in October 2021.
The Germans, who only needed a draw to progress to the final phase, came second with nine.