Spain, struggling in their first two outings against Sweden (0-0) and Poland (1-1), came to terms with the goal against Slovakia (5-0). And Pablo Sarabia (27), holder for the first time since the start of Euro 2020, is no stranger to it. The left-hander of Paris SG, aligned to the right, is indeed involved in three of the five goals of La Roja.
It was following his heavy strike from the left on the bar that the unfortunate Martin Dubravka sent the ball to the back of his own net (29th). He scored without the help of anyone the third goal of his team at the conclusion of a nice collective movement (55th) before serving Ferran Torres for the fourth Spanish achievement of the afternoon (66th). More than his remarkable efficiency, it is the way in which he animated the right lane in the company of Cesar Azipilicueta and Koke that is to be highlighted.
Successful bet for Luis Enrique
Certainly, the joker of Paris SG (13 starts only in Ligue 1 in 2019/20 and in 2020/21) scored points in this meeting, the most successful of the Iberians since their entry into the tournament. “Goal effectiveness is fundamental and we tried to look for that from the first minute. I give everything from day one, because I knew what the coach expected of me. It’s good that we have had success too. Everything smiled on us, but we must keep our feet on the ground ”, he blurted out El Pais at the end of the game.
Surprise guest on Luis Enrique’s list as he came out of a rather mixed season at PSG between injuries and Covid-19 and had already scheduled his vacation in Mexico, the former Sevillan, who is announced on the departure with some touches in Spain, meets expectations. “He can bring us goals, assists, presence in the box, defensive work, a very interesting player”, explained the coach when announcing his list. And there is a chance that we will find him on the right wing, in the round of 16, against Croatia.