Spain handed Germany its worst defeat in a competitive match on Wednesday (Nov 17), winning 6-0 to advance to the Final Four of UEFA’s Nations League. Ferran Torres scored a hat trick to lead Spain to the historic victory in the decisive match in Group 4.
Ferran Torres scored his first career hat-trick as Spain inflicted Germany's heaviest competitive defeat and joined France in the four-team Nations League finals.
Alvaro Morata headed in Spain's first goal, before Torres volleyed home emphatically. Rodri made it three with a guided header, and Torres slotted in a fourth before curling home the fifth. Mikel Oyarzabal's tap-in made it 6-0.
Spain and France will be joined by either Belgium or Denmark from Group A2 and Italy, the Netherlands or Poland from Group A1.
Germany’s only five-goal loss in a competitive game had been West Germany’s 8-3 defeat to Hungary at the 1954 World Cup group stage. West Germany went on to beat Hungary in the final. In non-competitive matches, Germany had also lost 6-0 to Austria in a friendly in 1931.
The victory ended a three-match winless streak for Spain, which hasn’t gone four games without a win since the late 1980s.