Germany suffered a ‘black day’ with its worst ever competitive defeat, facing a 6-0 hammering by Spain orchestrated by a 20-year-old with 7 caps

Ferran Torres

  • Germany suffered the worst competitive defeat in its history at the hands of Spain on Tuesday night, who were inspired to a 6-0 win by a masterclass performance from 20-year-old Ferran Torres.
  • The Manchester City star scored a sublime hat-trick to send Spain through to the finals of the UEFA Nations League and Germany crashing out. 
  • "We were second best in every department," Germany coach Joachim Low said after. "It was a black day, there is no way of dressing this up."
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Germany suffered the worst competitive defeat in its history at the hands of Spain on Tuesday night, who were inspired to a 6-0 win courtesy of a masterclass performance from 20-year-old Ferran Torres.

The Manchester City forward scored a sublime hat-trick to send his country into the last four of the UEFA Nations League and send the formerly undefeated Germany crashing out.

Alvaro Morata opened the scoring in the 17th minute when he headed home from a corner, before Torres got his first of the night with just half an hour played, crashing home a volley after Dani Olmo's header came back off the bar.

Rodri made it 3-0 with a guided header going into the break, after which Torres tapped in a fourth and curled home a superb fifth.

Mikel Oyarzabal completed the rout with a last minute tap-in.

The defeat for Germany was its heaviest ever in competitive football, surpassing famous defeats such as the 5-1 defeat to England in 2001, and its 8-3 defeat to Hungary at the 1954 World Cup.

"Happiness and joy," said Spain coach Luis Enrique at full time when asked to describe how he felt.

"To put this type of pressure on a team like Germany, you need great collective work by everyone, in attack and defence. We made them suffer and kept them from threatening."

Germany coach Joachim Low called the defeat a "black day."

"Nothing worked, neither in defence nor attack," he said. "We left huge spaces, there was a lack of communication between the players. We were second best in every department. It was a black day, there is no way of dressing this up."

Spain now join France in the Nations League's final four, alongside two of Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands.

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