The scandal of Lopetegui and the elimination in 8th in the world cup of Russia seemed forgotten by the selection of Spain now directed by Luis Enrique that in 3 matches would have scored 12 goals and not to any rivals, England, Croatia and Wales would have been the victims.
England would take revenge of the defeat suffered in Wembley with an extraordinary first time where it fits 3 goals to Spain that suffered much in defense with the Sergio Ramos and Nacho pair; without Carvajal and with Alba exiled since the arrival of Luis Enrique. But not only was the defense, Busquest is no longer the same, Saul did not find his place in the field and Thiago Alcántara was not accurate, at these was added a loose forward that did not give fear to the English saga even if they dressed as the nun, composed by Aspas, Rodrigo and Asensio.
On the other hand, an England led by a generous Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling’s double gave a review of what was the effectiveness in 38 minutes and won 3-0 and Spain had not heard about it.
The talk of Luis Enrique at the middle break, more than a motivating conversation was a pull of ears and made Pablo Alcacér enter and the first ball he touched was a direct header to the networks at minute 58. Spain would try the comeback and almost achieve it by Pickford fault, the English goalkeeper gives the second goal for Spain in a play where he tried to outwit Rodrigo, he could not and almost commits a penalty. At the end of the match just before the final whistle Sergio Ramos would head off a Ceballos center to put the final 2-3 on the scoreboard. A goal that serves to vent all the frustration of having given away the first time.
Spain continues leading its group in the League of Nations with 6 points, England follows with 4 and Croatia with one match less has 1 point. There is still a long way to go to define who goes to the second round and who descends. But if there is something clear after this result is that everything can happen.