Spain 6-0 Germany: Player Ratings as Ferran Torres hat-trick helps La Roja breeze into knockouts | UEFA Nations League 2020-21

Ferran Torres scored a sensational hat-trick for Spain
Ferran Torres scored a sensational hat-trick for Spain

Spain beat Germany 6-0 at the Estadio de la Cartuja in Seville, to book their place in the knockout rounds of the UEFA Nations League, and inflicting on Germany their biggest ever defeat in a competitive game.

Spain finished the group two points ahead of Germany with this win. The defeat for the Germans also means that they have won just two UEFA Nations League matches in two editions of the competition.

Alvaro Morata opened the scoring for Spain with a superb header off an in-swinging corner, that went past Manuel Neuer before he could react.

The lead was doubled soon after by Ferran Torres. Jose Gaya's cross was headed onto the post by Dani Olmo, before the Manchester City youngster blasted home the rebound.

Spain went into the break in complete command of the game, when Rodri headed home a corner, following more slack German defending.

Spain continued their sensational attacking play in the second half, and added a fourth in the 54th minute, with Torres's second goal of the game. A sensational move down the Spanish left flank saw Fabian Ruiz release Gaya into space. The Valencia man squared the ball for Torres to score an easy goal.

Torres completed his hat-trick soon after, with a sensational finish after being set up by Fabian Ruiz, who was played into space by a superb pass from Morata.

Mikel Oyarzabal added a sixth late in the game, putting an end to a sensational move that saw Rodri play Gaya through. The Valencia man then put the chance on a plate for Oyarzabal.

Here's how each player fared for both teams.

Spain Player Ratings

Spain v Germany - UEFA Nations League
Spain v Germany - UEFA Nations League

Unai Simon - 6/10

Germany had no shots on target, so this was an easy evening out in the park for Simon.

Sergi Roberto - 6/10

Roberto had a standard game as the right-back. He was not required to do anything spectacular, and he didn't.

Sergio Ramos - 5/10

Ramos played one dangerous pass in his own half, which was intercepted but no damage was done for Spain. The captain was substituted before half-time due to what looked like a hamstring injury.

Pau Torres - 6/10

Early in the game, Torres had to make a couple of important interventions to prevent Sane from going through on goal. After that, the Germans barely threatened.

Jose Gaya - 8/10

Gaya had a sensational game, which he finished with two assists. He put goals on a plate for Oyarzabal and Ferran Torres, in a superb performance.

Rodri - 8/10

As the game went on, Germany afforded Rodri the freedom of Seville. He didn't get closed down, didn't get tackled, and had plenty of time to pick his passes out accurately.

Koke - 7/10

Koke had another superb game for Spain in midfield. Starting on the right side of the midfield, Koke's energy was important for Spain, as his movement helepd them create space for the likes of Ferran Torres and Morata.

Sergio Canales - N/A

Canales pulled up early in the game, with a hamstring injury, and had to be replaced by Fabian Ruiz.

Ferran Torres - 10/10

This was perfect evening for Torres. He missed a couple of chances in the first half, when he should have scored. But he made amends for his misses with three goals as he took home the match-ball.

Dani Olmo - 7/10

Olmo had a rather quiet opening to the game, when he struggled to settle into the action quickly. He almost scored in the first half with a header that hit the post, only for Ferran Torres to slam home the rebound.

Alvaro Morata - 9/10

Morata played really well for Spain. His hold-up play, passing, link-up with the other attackers were all stellar. He gave Spain the lead as well with a bullet header off a corner.


Fabian Ruiz - 8/10

Ruiz was excellent in midfield, after replacing Canales early in the game. He carried the ball forward well, made terrific runs beyond the striker, and in general, was a vital cog in the Spanish attacking play.

Eric Garcia - 6/10

Garcia replaced Ramos late in the first half, and had his most comfortable outing in Spain colours thus far.

Marco Asensio - 6/10

Asensio came on to replace Ferran Torres, but didn't do much in the time he was on the pitch.

Gerard Moreno - 6/10

Gerard replaced Morata, as Luis Enrique shuffled the pack. The Villareal striker didn't get a clear-cut opportunity in front of goal though.

Mikel Oyarzabal - 7/10

Oyarzabal marked another international appearance with one of the easiest goals of his career, after being set up by Gaya.

Germany Player Ratings

Germany fell to their worst-ever defeat in a competitive international game
Germany fell to their worst-ever defeat in a competitive international game

Manuel Neuer - 4/10

There was nothing that he could have really done about any of the first five Spain goals. For the sixth, he should have been more decisive, and come out to stop the ball at Gaya's feet, after the left-back's heavy first touch.

Matthias Ginter - 4/10

Ginter could not deal well enough with the combination of Gaya and either Ferran Torres or Olmo. He was often left isolated against multiple Spanish attackers, that left him completely exposed.

Niklas Sule - 4/10

Sule only remained on the pitch for the first half, after which he was replaced by Jonathan Tah. When he was on the pitch, Spain scored off two set-pieces, which was because of an organisational issue that he should have taken responsibility to sort out.

Robin Koch - 3/10

Koch had a really poor game in defence for Germany. He was caught between trying to stay deep and holding a compact line, and being aggressive in the tackle. Ultimately, he did neither, and got picked off by some excellent Spanish attacking moves.

Phillipp Max - 4/10

Max struggled to deal with the pace and technical ability of Ferran Torres throughout the game.

Toni Kroos - 4/10

Kroos could not offer Germany any control in midfield. He owas overpowered by the likes of Rodri and Koke.

Ilkay Gundogan - 2/10

Gundogan's passing was awful in this game. He also let Rodri run off him and score from a corner.

Leon Goretzka - 3/10

Starting as the most advanced midfielder, Goretzka neither created enough chances for the attackers, nor did he offer Kroos and Gundogan any protection against a midfield that was overrunning Germany.

Leroy Sane - 3/10

Sane had a poor game, and looked disinterested in some parts of it. He didn't really show the pace that he has in his locker, and didn't dribble enough either.

Timo Werner - 4/10

Much like the other two German attackers who started this game, Werner had barely any service to him. The Germans had only two shots in the whole game, neither of which was on target.

Serge Gnabry - 5/10

Gnabry was barely involved in the attacking play for Germany. He thundered a superb strike from distance against the crossbar in the second half, but that was his only noteworthy contribution in the whole game.


Jonathan Tah - 4/10

He replaced Sule at half-time, but the German defence didn't get any better.

Florian Neuhaus - 5/10

Neuhaus made a couple of decent driving runs forward, but to no avail.

Luca Waldschmidt - 4/10

Waldschmidt barely had a touch of the ball after coming on to replace Sane.

Benjam Henrichs - 4/10

He replaced Werner with less than a quarter of an hour left to play. He was at fault for the sixth Spanish goal, as he didn't track Gaya's run, and then didn't put in a tackle after a heavy first touch from the Spaniard.

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Edited by Aaditya Narayan
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