Luis Enrique hails 'marvellous' Spain after 6-0 Croatia rout

Spain's midfielder Saul Niguez celebrates after scoring at Wembley

Luis Enrique couldn't have asked for a much better start as coach of Spain's national team.

Spain scored three goals in each half as they completely outplayed Croatia, who were playing just their second game since the World Cup final.

The former European and World Cup winners trained on Monday ahead of the game where they will be looking to build on their flawless start after beating England 2-1 on Saturday.

Marco Asensio was arguably the star of the show and scored his first worldwide goal on 33 minutes by capitalising on some sloppy midfield play to collect the ball 25 yards out and beat Lovre Kalinic with a left-footed rocket.

In his press conference on Monday, Enrique said he made a mistake by not initially calling up Aspas for the UEFA Nations League fixtures against England and Croatia.

Asensio, who was not among the starters against England, also set up Rodrigo's goal early in the second half with a flawless through ball behind the defence.

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They'd have seen Spain edge out England 2-1, with a largely impressive opening display under new boss Luis Enrique - and will now be raring to take on the Spanish themselves at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero in Elche.

Lukaku made it 2-0 to Belgium minutes later, firing a close-range shot on the rebound that was judged to have crossed the line before Birkir Saevardsson managed to clear.

Croatia's biggest defeat had been a 5-1 away loss against England at Wembley in 2009.

Manager Zlatko Dalic and his team of World Cup finalists could sit back on Saturday evening and watch their League A Group 4 rivals go head-to-head at Wembley. Spain was coached by Fernando Hierro in Russian Federation after Julen Lopetegui was sacked two days before the tournament. The former Barcelona coach also added defender Jose Luis Gaya and midfielder Dani Ceballos to the starting lineup.

Belgium earned a comfortable win over Iceland thanks to a pair of goals by Romelu Lukaku and one from Eden Hazard.

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