Who would have thought that the side that dominated World football for the past 6 years will be ousted from the World Cup with such humiliation.
Chile’s 2-0 victory over Spain ensured that there will be a new champions as the La Roja side lost back to back games for the first time since 2006 and at the worst possible occasion.
All that is left for Spain is a dead rubber against Australia and even a win against the Socceroos will not be enough consolation.
So, What went wrong for the World Champions. The answer to that is quite literally Everything.
Their defensive fragilities were well known and Netherlands absolutely ripped them apart in the opening game to shatter their confidence.
Captain and Legend Casillas, after his horrific display against Holland, made another costly error against Chile to gift them the second goal.
Having said that, Spain’s world class attack was nowhere to be found.
Apart from Iniesta, no one seemed comfortable against the rigid defense of Netherlands and Chile. Moreover, when they did find a way through, Diego Costa was in the worst form of his life.
With one of the best attacking squads in the world, Spain have only managed to score once and that too from an undeserved penalty kick and rarely did they create a clear cut opportunity. The goal difference of (-6), every single stat is unbelievably shocking.
Players like Juan Mata, Cesc Fabregas and David Villa were not even utilized and to think that Spain crashed out with such depth is even more shame.
They won the European Championships two years ago without much hassle and are now eliminated without even showing up. At least, Australians went down with a fight.
End of an Era.
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