FIFA World Cup 2022: Twitter reacts as Spain destroy Costa Rica in Group E opener

Wednesday's easy 7-0 victory over Costa Rica gave Spain their biggest World Cup victory ever and gave them the lead in Group E.

Spain team in a file photo (image: twitter)
By Mahaksh Chauhan | Nov 24, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Spain’s World Cup campaign got off to a rout over Costa Rica, 7-0, as they made an early statement about their tournament credentials. There was never any chance of another upset at Al Thumama Stadium, with Luis Enrique’s team in total control from the get-go. Kickoff came just hours after Japan stunned Germany 2-1 in the other Group E encounter. The first two goals were scored by Dani Olmo (11) and Marco Asensio (21), and the third was added by former Manchester City forward Ferran Torres from the penalty spot (31), before he scored his second goal of the night shortly after halftime with a low finish.

With a beautiful volleyed strike from Alvaro Morata’s pass for the fifth goal, Barcelona midfielder Gavi, who at 18 years and 110 days old was the youngest player to represent Spain at a World Cup, became the competition’s youngest goal scorer since Pele in 1958. (75). Costa Rica was unable to respond, failing to even muster a shot on goal until stoppage time as Spain, seeking a repeat of their 2010 World Cup triumph, enjoyed a record 82 percent share of the possession. There was still time for substitutes Carlos Soler (90) and Morata (90+2) to get in on the action. Spain, who last won the World Cup in 2010, will play Germany on Sunday in a crucial matchup for both teams after Germany’s shocking loss to Japan earlier this week.

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Best Twitter Reactions

Twitter was buzzing as the people were loving Spain team domination in their first match against Costa Rica in World Cup 2022. Lets see some tweets from some fans from all over the world.