Man City's Torres hits hat-trick as Spain humiliate woeful Germany

Posted 1 week ago 18 Nov 2020 by Emmanuel

Manchester City winger Ferran Torres scored his first career hat-trick as Spain inflicted Germany's heaviest competitive defeat and joined France in the four-team Nations League finals.

In a repeat of the Euro 2008 final, former Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata headed in Spain's first goal, before Torres volleyed home emphatically.

Rodri made it three with a guided header, and Torres slotted in a fourth before curling home the fifth.

Mikel Oyarzabal's tap-in made it 6-0.

Spain and France will be joined by either Belgium or Denmark from Group A2 and Italy, the Netherlands or Poland from Group A1.

It was a game that Spain dominated from the off - having 70% possession and 23 shots - but it was 20-year-old Torres who stole the show.

His fast, intelligent movement and eye for a goal has impressed in the opening weeks of the season, and his performance here strengthened the idea that Manchester City may have got a bargain after only paying an initial £20m for his services.

His raw pace and trickery set up an incorrectly disallowed Morata goal, before he showed composure to set himself and volley home his first.

His second again demonstrated excellent technique, as he controlled a cross that was behind him before slotting underneath Manuel Neuer.

He saved the best for last as he superbly curled home from the edge of the area to take his international tally to four goals.

His performance will have delighted fans in the blue half of Manchester, with the man he replaced at City, Leroy Sane, completely ineffective for the Germans.

The only setbacks on a fantastic night for Spain were muscular injuries to captain Sergio Ramos and Sergio Canales. But manager Luis Enrique said both injuries were "of very little importance", adding "it is not pleasant for the clubs".

Going into the game, Germany were unbeaten in 2020, and in control of Group A4.

They needed to avoid defeat to reach the finals and while that situation can sometimes lead to confusion about how to play, they were below par throughout.

They failed to register a single shot on target, with Serge Gnabry coming closest when his 22-yard effort rebounded off the bar in the dying moments.

It was a night filled with questionable tactical decisions, as Chelsea forward Timo Werner played wide left, with Gnabry through the middle in an uninspiring first-half performance.

Manager Joachim Low was given the chance to rebuild the side after elimination from the 2018 World Cup in the group stages, but with his side ranked 13th in the world, this performance suggests he has significant work to do before next year's rearranged European Championship.

Low said he didn't "know what really happened", but said he still trusts in the players.

He added: "Today we saw that we are not as far ahead in our development as we had thought and expected after the last games."

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That's huge😱

1 week ago

Nice one Torres abeg hit better form for us ooo

1 week ago

Chaiii Spain no get joy oohhhh.
Wahala for who no get Luis Enrique as manager and Torres..

Chaiii Werner was so sad..
Germany no get brain.how can u have a man named low as manager. He has brought a whole Germany low

1 week ago

See as that coach was playing Werner in d left. Gnabry was as if n him be d striker he come deyy delay pass.sane no Chance.

Ewooo.morata and Torres went through neur with ease.


This shows that Germany is nothing without rudiger.that manager thinks Robin koch is a good defender cux he plays for Leeds. Leeds weyy deyy ship goals wwllaaaa

1 week ago

Sharkmaster: Nice one Torres abeg hit better form for us ooo

This shows u that Torres is better than sane .so u don't need to weep for sane .sane is playing with good players in Bayern and he wan deyy win bundesligaaa every season.
And u guys got Torres for 20m.but sane cost 40m.

Germany are nothing without rudiger

1 week ago

Wahala for who.no get morata to score headed goals. Morata and header na 5 and 6

1 week ago

Chelsea players this international break performed well.
Werner 3 goals 1 assit
Giroud 4 goals
Kante 1 goals
Kovacic 2 goals
Ziyech 4 goals 2 assit
Mendy kept 3 clean sheets.
Mount 1 assist.

Tammy go score 2day cux south gate go rest Kane in order not to vex mouringhoo.no be so @Sharkmaster @Cassper

1 week ago

EXBOSS: Chelsea players this international break performed well.
Werner 3 goals 1 assit
Giroud 4 goals
Kante 1 goals
Kovacic 2 goals
Ziyech 4 goals 2 assit
Mendy kept 3 clean sheets.
Mount 1 assist.

Tammy go score 2day cux south gate go rest Kane in order not to vex mouringhoo.no be so @Sharkmaster @Cassper

Sharkteam players this Int break


Torre 3 goals

Dias 2 goalss


Cancelo 1 goal. 2 assist

Sharkmaster 6 goals and 2 assist




Sharkteam

1 week ago

EXBOSS: This shows u that Torres is better than sane .so u don't need to weep for sane .sane is playing with good players in Bayern and he wan deyy win bundesligaaa every season.
And u guys got Torres for 20m.but sane cost 40m.

Germany are nothing without rudiger

I still prefer sane oooo compare to Torres



Sane is dam good I like the guy speed and skills

1 week ago

Sharkmaster: I still prefer sane oooo compare to Torres



Sane is dam good I like the guy speed and skills

Yea I prefer sane too

1 week ago

Sharkmaster: Sharkteam players this Int break


Torre 3 goals

Dias 2 goalss


Cancelo 1 goal. 2 assist

Sharkmaster 6 goals and 2 assist




Sharkteam

Hnmmmmm.

Mackerel fish team

1 week ago

EXBOSS: Hnmmmmm.

Mackerel fish team

For saying this trash

Newcastle will disvigin that small london Kack club

1 week ago

Sharkmaster: For saying this trash

Newcastle will disvigin that small london Kack club

Haaaaa we go knack castle 4 0.na we deyy play first this weekend

1 week ago

EXBOSS: Haaaaa we go knack castle 4 0.na we deyy play first this weekend

Shay u mean castle 4-0 chelsea ?

1 week ago

Sharkmaster: Shay u mean castle 4-0 chelsea ?

U no dry fear.

Mouringhooo will still beat u.

Sterling will still play for city on Saturday.
Person weyy talk say he get injury.
Sterling and rashford na birds of d same feather. They fear international break

1 week ago

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