Casillas caused disaster, Spain was suddenly defeated

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec30,2023 #Casillas #disaster #Spain
Casillas caused disaster, Spain was suddenly defeated 3
Casillas caused disaster, Spain was suddenly defeated 3

Slovakia is not an easy opponent to bully and has home advantage, but Spain’s defeat at Ziljna yesterday, in the second match of Euro 2016 qualifying, was still a shock.

Casillas made a mistake that led to the first goal in the 17th minute, when he let the ball go into the net after a direct free kick from more than 30 meters away from Jaraj Kucka.

In the 87th minute, in a poor line defense and high ball defense, Spain was given a decisive blow by the opponent, ending the match with Michal Duris crossing the ball for Miroslav Stoch to head home Casillas.

Casillas in the first defeat.

Yesterday Spain, as commented by AS newspaper, `didn’t play too bad`, but Casillas, Pique, Iniesta, Silva, Fabregas… `lost the instinct of an undefeated team` that used to accompany them.

This is the first time in eight years that Spain has lost in the qualifying round of a major tournament, since the 0-2 loss of David Villa, Fernando Torres… in Sweden on October 7.

Casillas caused disaster, Spain was suddenly defeated

Slovakia 2-1 Spain

Slovakia – a group of players with rich potential, desire, and strong transformation – played exactly the way they were predicted, confident, solid and not afraid.

This mistake erased the positive impression that the captain goalkeeper created a few minutes earlier when denying a shot fromĀ  Mak, and at the same time created great pressure on Del Bosque, the coach who was going against his wishes.

Casillas caused disaster, Spain was suddenly defeated

The defense played poorly, while Costa was lackluster, Spain had no more excuses for defeat.

With Busquets paired with Koke in the middle of the field, Silva and Iniesta on the flanks, Fabregas playing right behind Diego Costa to take advantage of the gaps created by the Brazilian-born striker’s surfing power, the Spanish pace is not too bad.

But after the unexpected defeat due to the captain’s mistake, they became pitifully clumsy.

It wasn’t until the end of the half that the pressure Spain created began to confuse the Slovakian defense.

To resolve the deadlock, Del Bosque put Pedro on the field, increased the opening phases, used Alacer to share the burden with Costa on the front line at the beginning and middle of the second half, and added Cazorla in the final nine minutes.

Casillas caused disaster, Spain was suddenly defeated

Spain will certainly face dissection and criticism when returning home after this defeat.

Slovakia penetrated Spain’s limitations with the above disturbances to score the second goal, deciding the fate of the match.

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