MADRID (AP) — Spain completed its qualifying marketing campaign for the 2020 European Championship with a 5-Zero rout of Romania in what might have been the farewell match for coach Robert Moreno on Monday.
Moreno didn’t present for the post-match interview and there have been widespread experiences in Spanish media he wouldn’t proceed on the helm of “La Roja.”
The Spanish soccer federation didn’t instantly say why the coach didn’t speak to the media. It stated a information convention was scheduled for Tuesday.
Moreno took over the job after Luis Enrique resigned in March to handle his sick daughter. Moreno had been Luis Enrique’s assistant till then.
Gerard Moreno scored twice for the hosts, who had already secured a spot within the event however wanted the victory to be among the many top-seeded groups within the draw this month.
Spain additionally obtained on the scoreboard by way of Fabián Ruiz, Mikel Oyarzabal, and an own-goal by Romanian defender Adrián Rus.
“It was essential to complete with the three factors in entrance of our crowd,” stated Ruiz, who scored his first objective with the nationwide crew. “We have to preserve this similar dynamic going into the Euros subsequent 12 months.”
Spain ended because the Group F winner with eight wins and two attracts, at Norway and Sweden. “La Roja” completed 5 factors in entrance of second-placed Sweden.
Romania, which had already been eradicated, led to fourth place with 4 victories and two attracts in 10 matches.
Spain, coming off routing Malta 7-Zero in Cádiz, outscored its opponents 31-5.
It was in management from the beginning on Monday, with Romania threatening just a few occasions in entrance of a crowd of 36,198 at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, together with many Romanians.
Ruiz opened the scoring from shut vary within the eighth minute, and Moreno added his targets with a header within the 33rd and strike from the six-yard line within the 43rd.
Rus discovered his personal internet whereas making an attempt to intercept a cross into the world in first-half stoppage time, and Oyarzabal closed the scoring with a left-footed shot from exterior the field in second-half damage time.
It was the second Spain match at Atlético’s Metropolitano stadium, the opposite a 6-1 rout of Argentina forward of final 12 months’s World Cup.
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