Spain 3-0 Turkey: Spain make easy work of Turkey

Spain 3-0 Turkey: Spain make easy work of Turkey
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By Andy Jones

  • David De Gea starts in goal for Spain
  • Spain join France and Italy in confirming last sixteen spot

Spain made it maximum points from their first two matches, brushing aside a poor Turkey side, without really getting out of second gear.

David De Gea started in goal for Spain once again had a quiet night, with another clean sheet to his name.

Much criticised for his first match performance, Alvaro Morata bagged a brace, with Iniesta once again the orchestrate.

Nolito was also on the score sheet, and at the other end of the pitch Spain have now gone 904 minutes of competitive football without conceding a goal.

For Turkey, pundits back at home described them as the worst of the 24 teams at the tournament, having so far failed to score a single goal as they go into their final game against the Czech Republic.

Spain face Croatia who will need a big performance having thrown away a two goal lead in their previous game.

Record breaker De Gea

Before Spain played their first game in the tournament, it was still unclear as to who would start in goal Spain. Would it be De Gea or would it Iker Casillas.

Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has opted for the Manchester United no.1 and he has so far kept two clean sheets in the competition.

If we’re honest, De Gea has probably had two of the quietest games of his career as Spain dominated against both Czech Republic and Turkey.

The two clean sheets in the Euro 2016 finals, means that De Gea is yet to concede a goal in any of five competitive Internationals he has played.

That means that De Gea has gone 450 minutes without conceding in competitive Internationals. Breaking Gordon Bank’s record of 442 minutes without conceding in 1966.

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