Ansu Fati and Gavi on track for Spain in pleasant win


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Luis Enrique’s facet warm-up for the World Cup with a 3-1 victory

Barcelona duo Ansu Fati and Gavi had been each on track for Luis Enrique’s facet in a 3-1 pleasant win over Jordan on Thursday.

The two gamers had been joined by Barca team-mate Eric Garcia within the beginning XI for Spain within the workforce’s remaining match earlier than the beginning of World Cup 2022.

Spain wanted simply 13 minutes to interrupt the impasse. Marco Asensio discovered Ansu contained in the field, and he took a contact after which fired a shot that squeezed beneath the goalkeeper.

Jordan ought to have levelled straight afterwards after Pau Torres was robbed however had been rescued by goalkeeper Robert Sanchez who blocked a shot from Al Naimat.

Carlos Soler and Pablo Sarabia then had possibilities for Spain however had been let down by some fairly poor ending on what seemed to be a very bobbly pitch.

Spain saved on making possibilities with Gavi impressing in midfield. Ansu virtually grabbed a second however missed the highest nook by inches and Asensio had a low shot saved.

Luis Enrique swapped goalkeepers at half-time and noticed David Raya penalised for handball virtually instantly after the restart. Fortunately, the free-kick by Jordan flew over the bar.

Spain doubled their lead 10 minutes into the second half by means of Gavi. The teenager struck with a low shot after the ball fell to him within the penalty space.

A rash of substitutions adopted with Gavi getting a relaxation and Ferran Torres and Jordi Alba arriving for the final half-hour or so.

Ansu additionally departed on 71 minutes and was changed by Nico Williams who went on to make it 3-1 with simply six minutes of regular time remaining. Jordan did pull one again in stoppage time however it ended 3-1 to Spain.

Next up, it’s the true factor for Spain with Costa Rica their first opponents on the World Cup.

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