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Isco Nets Hat-Trick As Spain Humiliate Argentina

International Friendly Report: Spain v Argentina 27 March 2018

By SL International - Mar 27, 2018 11:28 PM

International Friendly 

Result: Spain 6-1 Argentina

Date: 27 March 2018

Venue: Wanda Metropolitano

Real Madrid star Isco bagged a hat-trick as Spain humiliated Argentina 6-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday evening.

Gonzalo Higuain missed the biggest chance of the opening 10 minutes for Argentina when he fired wide from close range following a cross.

The visitors were made to rue that after Diego Costa popped up at the opposite end for the opener from a ball through the middle by Andres Iniesta in the 12th minute, 1-0.

The goal subsequently led to an enforced change, with Argentine shot-stopper Sergio Romeo the injured party after a collision with Costa leading up to the opening strike.

Romero's replacement came in the form of Willy Caballero, now on the books of Premier League champions Chelsea, after the 20-minute mark.

That put more misery on Jorge Sampaoli’s men, who found themselves trailing by two goals after Isco tapped home following a cross by Marco Asensio on 26 minutes, 2-0.

The former Malaga man made up for his earlier miss from close range after being nicely set-up by Asensio.

The Albiceleste pulled a goal back moments before the break courtesy of a header from Nicolas Otamendi following a corner.

However, Spain's third goal came six minutes after the restart when Iago Aspas stretched the defence to play in Isco, who duly obliged for his brace.

It got better for the Spanish after Isco turned provider for Thiago Alcantara, who got in on the act with a cool finish from close range minutes later with the game firmly in the hosts' control.

At this stage, it seemed impossible to gauge a way back for Argentina, though they came close to another goal with the head of Otamendi, whose attempt came crashing off the right-hand post.

Aspas, who worked tirelessly all evening long, finally got his reward after firing home from a delivery straight down the middle.

A defensive mishap by the Argentine defence led Isco to complete his hat-trick following an interception by Aspas, who played the Los Blancos star through goal minutes later for his third and La Roja's sixth.

The defeat will be a bitter pill to swallow for Sampaoli, with a disgruntled home crowd sure to bay for their blood on their return home.

Other results:

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Nigeria 0-2 Serbia

Poland 3-2 Korea Rebuplic

Morocco 2-0 Uzbekistan

Egypt 0-1 Greece


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12’ Diego Costa

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fanist Joined: 20 May 2016
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fanist Mar 31, 2018 08:35 AM
I'm sho Messi now he became more aware that world cup trophy he will never touch it while he's still a player. And also that doesn't mean to Spain they will win the world cup it was just a weak team which even struggled to qualify for the world cup that they have beaten,there are stronger giants that would have humiliated Argentina.
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Mpho wa Cosmos Mar 28, 2018 01:42 PM
With Messi out why not why not call Paulo
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spanish laligabbva Mar 28, 2018 07:35 AM
Spain have not lost a match in a while when they play like dz they usually clean everything dz is what happen in EURO 2008 and 2010 world cup more than 32 matches unbeaten "RUSSIA 2018" watch out the most greatest national side to ever play the game are back
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clemz7 Mar 28, 2018 07:03 AM
Yah other coaches
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Flipping lyf Mar 28, 2018 06:57 AM
Its what u get when left the likes of Dybala this boy is better than all attacking that where playing last night
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Golden Boots Mar 28, 2018 06:56 AM
This shouldn't be no surprise, I mean who leaves Dybala and Icardi? This coach has got time to play games, he must just resign before the world cup!
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Nastradumas Mar 28, 2018 05:42 AM
Gonzalo Higuian iz still as useless as ever. Even the ageing Tevez could still do much better then him.
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LeCowhlohlo Mar 28, 2018 05:20 AM
Wow, 6 goals? Mmmmm
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Thobz10 Mar 27, 2018 11:49 PM
My also concern is Egypt losing twice in this fifa break. It seems my Africans still are struggling to match these European sides
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Thobz10 Mar 27, 2018 11:46 PM
It will be very interesting to see how the coach will react to this losse, this argentine team hasn't been playing together for long, they have no chemistry, they haven't yet played the way they should be playing. And the sad part is that they do not have enough time to adapt now. He will have to make some very crucial decisions ahead of the world cup. Without Messi the team really struggles to pose any kind of threat going forward
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Umngcatshi Mar 27, 2018 11:24 PM
Good Isco do it for Ronaldo
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#iceberg Mar 27, 2018 11:18 PM
Lols this is y I lv Spanish football
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vijjox Mar 27, 2018 11:11 PM
Embarrassing
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indidane Mar 27, 2018 11:10 PM
iy000hh
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clemz7 Mar 27, 2018 11:05 PM
Yah its hard
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AnathiQina Mar 27, 2018 11:00 PM
@majenz count Dyabala out because he is not part of the squad
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AnathiQina Mar 27, 2018 10:59 PM
@Sir Lore. Dyabala is not part of the squad
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Sir Lore. Mar 27, 2018 10:55 PM
Messi, icardi, dybala,aguero, di maria
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majenz Mar 27, 2018 10:23 PM
Just imagine if the Messis,Agueros,Dimarias,Dybala s were all playing. Mxm
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majenz Mar 27, 2018 10:22 PM
@sabzito ur definitely right my man,this friendly are costing us big time. U know I thought king messi would be playing that's the reason I trusted the Argentinians with my money

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