Spain U-20 8-0 Tahiti U-20: Eight And Easy For Rampant Roja
The debutants had no fairytale in the face of Spain’s challenge.
The Spain Under 20 side brushed aside minnows Tahiti U-20 with no fewer than eight goals in Cairo in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
Aaron Niguez scored the first two, Emilio Nsue adding another double, and then Fran Merida, Kike and Ander all managed strikes of their own in the second period.
Tahiti’s youths play as a club side in the Tahiti Division Federale, imbuing them with a strong sense of teamplay, but this did not prevent the Spaniards from racing to an early lead that was never in any doubt.
It took just ten minutes for the Furija Roja to open the scoring, Aaron Niguez getting on the end of a rebound after Fran Merida’s free-kick to tap in.
The Celta Vigo man added a second five minutes later, the assist coming from goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo’s long ball.
Emilio Nsue then got on the end of Aaron’s pass to add a third before seeing another ruled out for handball.
He was to add his fourth on the half hour mark after yet more good work from Aaron, but then followed a lean spell of over thirty minutes.
But the fifth goal finally came, and it was from the boots of Arsenal’s Fran Merida. The midfielder dribbled past two before placing a shot into the bottom-left from twenty-five yards.
That wasn’t all, for Kike added a sixth with a tap-in after a fine low cross from skipper Cesar Azpilicueta.
The Murcia man then hit a seventh four minutes from time, receiving a neat through ball abnd taking it round the defence himself.
Finally, Ander Herrera got himself on the scoresheet after receiving a long ball over the top from Fran Merida, controlling it in the face of a challenge from the onrushing ‘keeper, and firing into an empty net.