The two teams last met at Euro 2016 when Croatia came away with a 2-1 win after overturning Spain's lead. Saúl Ñíguez, Rodrigo, Sergio Ramos and Isco found the net, while Lovre Kalinic, the Croatia goalkeeper, scored an own goal.
More importantly, they are off to a winning start under Luis Enrique, with their performances in Elche and against England at Wembley a stark reminder of the quality they possess, which seemed to go missing in their tempestuous World Cup campaign.
Just like it did against England, Spain was aggressive without the ball on Tuesday, pressing high and playing a more direct game that takes the focus away from short passes, something that has become a characteristic of Enrique's team. He was unable to cope with the pace of Asensio or Rodrigo, was pulled out of position far too often and lost Ramos at a corner for Spain's fifth. The Manchester United striker then added a third with a deft flick nine minutes from fulltime.
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Shaqiri came closest to an equaliser but saw his fierce strike bravely blocked by John Stones as England held out for victory. After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead.
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Vrabel said they're hopeful of getting a good report back on Mariota's arm needing everybody that's healthy and available. In short, Gase has become accustomed to unexpected challenges.
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His opening drive sailed well right of the No. 1 fairway and his second shot found a green-side bunker, leading to an early bogey. He unfortunately bogeyed the 18th hole in regulation to fall into the playoff and then again in the first playoff hole to lose.
In other Uefa Nations League games, England edged Switzerland 1-0, Belgium beat Iceland 3-0, and Poland and Ireland played out a 1-1 draw.
However, the Asturian coach says Barca's Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world. Yet despite missing one of their main playmakers, there was no lack of creativity in the side.
The hosts took their foot off the gas for the final quarter of an hour although Rodrigo and Isco still had chances to pile more humilation on Zlatko Dalic's side, who were handed a stark reality check on the back of their run in Russian Federation.
In contrast the Belgians poured forward, with Thomas Meunier hitting the foot of the post midway through the second half, and Lukaku blazing a late shot over the bar before steering the ball past Halldorsson to complete the rout.