Spain came away with all three points after defeating Greece away from home by 1-0 and took full advantage of Sweden’s early slip up against Georgia.
Pablo Sarabia scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot midway through the first half. Luis Enrique’s side dominated the whole game and had 73% ball possession. The host only managed to test the Spanish keeper Unai Simon in only one situation throughout the whole game.
After this result, La Furia Roja has climbed up to the top of Group B with 16 points in seven games, one point ahead of second-placed Sweden. On the other hand, Greece is third in the group with nine points in seven games.
Greece 0-1 Spain:
Spain has displayed a promising display since Luis Enrique took charge as La Furia Roja manager. With a young group of the squad. The former Barcelona manager has taken Spain to the Euro 2020 semi-finals and Nations League final where they ended up losing to the eventual Champions Italy and France respectively.
The Spanish squad are showing promises to become a strong force yet again in world football under Luis Enrique’s guidance.
After the game, Luis Enrique praised his players and is looking forward to the final game of the group against Sweden. He said on the official website:
“I am very happy for the players, for their families, for the Spanish fans and for the Federation. One more step is missing and there is no time for relaxation. We are going to prepare as much as possible. We are looking forward to arriving in Seville to feel the love of the fans and trying, with our weapons, to qualify for the World Cup.
“Our way of playing benefits our opponents. I am not going to speculate. We are going to attack, to look for the goal. We are going to take risks because we are always going to win. I will try to be above them at times.”
The upcoming fixtures for both teams:
Greece will welcome Kosovo in their next game on Sunday night in the final group game of the World Cup qualifiers and Spain will host Sweden on the same day which will secure a place for next year’s World Cup. Spain will only require a draw to go straight into next year’s World Cup. On the other hand, Sweden will have to win the game to qualify for the World Cup. The second-placed side will have to go through to the playoff round to qualify for the World Cup 2022.