Spain vs. Croatia Euro 2024 matchup started the fire on Group B in the tournament, and a very convincing first-half performance by the Spanish team decided the result. Fabian Ruiz played a key role in Spain’s victory over Croatia with key passes on top of a brilliant goal.

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Easy win in Spain vs. Croatia Euro 2024 matchup

In Berlin, Spain dominated from the start in their match against Croatia, securing a convincing 3-0 victory in the Euro 2024 group stage. Donning their traditional red and navy blue, Spain quickly took control of the game, showing tactical superiority and maintaining possession early on. Oh, and we need to remind you that, unfortunately, none of these two countries made it in our top 10 Euro 2024 kits list.

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Spain and Croatia are two strong teams in Euro 2024 Group B and their matchup will pretty much decide this group’s fate. Who do you think won the game, Rodri’s Spain or Modric’s Croatia? #euro #europe #spain #spain🇪🇸 #spaingoals #spaintiktok #spaintiktok🇪🇸 #croatia #croatiantiktok #croatia🇭🇷 #croatiatiktok #rodri #pedri #gavi #morata #carvajal #nicowilliams #daniolmo #grimaldo #nacho #laporte #perisic #gvardiol #kovacic #stanisic #brozovic

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Fabian Ruiz was particularly outstanding, playing a key role in Spain’s victory. His skillful maneuvers and crucial goal were highlights of the Spain vs. Croatia Euro 2024 matchup. This win is a great start for Spain in Euro 2024, putting them in a strong position for the rest of the tournament. Croatia will need to regroup and prepare for their upcoming games against tough opponents.

Spain National Team Starting Lineup

  • 23 Unai Simon
  • 2 Dani Carvajal
  • 3 Robin Le Normand
  • 4 Nacho
  • 24 Marc Cucurella
  • 8 Fabian Ruiz
  • 16 Rodri
  • 20 Pedri
  • 7 Alvaro Morata
  • 17 Nico Williams
  • 19 Lamine Yamal
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Spain fans are definitely in search for their previous international performances and Luis de la Fuente brought together a lineup that could actually win it all. With Rodri taking the leadership role, young stars Lamine Yamal, Pedri, Nico Williams and Alex Baena are coming to win the Euro 2024 trophy! Do you think they can take down Italy, Croatia and Albania in Group B? #europe #euro2024 #euro2024germany #euro2024qualifiersdraw #euro2024qualifiers #euro2024🇩🇪 #spain #spain🇪🇸 #spaintiktok #yamal #lamineyamal #rodri #pedri #gavi #nicowilliams #merino #daniolmo #morata #laporte #cucurella #ferrantorres #ferminlopez

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Croatian National Team Starting Lineup

  • 1 Dominik Livakovic
  • 2 Josip Stanisic
  • 3 Marin Pongracic
  • 4 Josko Gvardiol
  • 6 Josip Sutalo
  • 7 Lovro Majer
  • 8 Mateo Kovacic
  • 10 Luka Modric
  • 11 Marcelo Brozovic
  • 9 Andrej Kramaric
  • 16 Ante Budimir
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Two Man City stars Gvardiol and Kovacic alongside Modric may look like the leaders of this team but then you have names like Majer, Stanisic, Brozovic and more ready to shine on the pitch. Croatia has a strong lineup, how far do you think they will go in Euro 2024? #euro2024 #euro2024qualifiersdraw #euro2024germany #euro2024qualifiers #euro2024🇩🇪 #euro2024qualification #croatia #croatia🇭🇷 #livakovic #gvardiol #gvardiol🇭🇷 #kovacic #stanisic #majer #baturina #brozovic

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Spain pulled the plug in the first half

The match kicked off with both teams arranged in a 4-3-3 formation, setting the stage for a dynamic game. Spain’s strategy was clear: keep the ball and probe Croatia’s defense for weaknesses. By the sixth minute, Alvaro Morata tested the Croatian goalkeeper with the first shot of the game. Although it was saved, Spain’s relentless pressure was evident. Croatia tried to push back, but Spain’s high pressing game confined them mostly to their own half.

The momentum shifted significantly in the 27th minute when Morata broke through to put Spain ahead with a well-placed goal. This was soon followed by a brilliant play from Fabian Ruiz, who skillfully navigated through multiple defenders to score the second goal, demonstrating his agility and tactical awareness. Just before the half ended, Dani Carvajal capitalized on a cross from Yamal to score, making it 3-0 and showcasing Spain’s clinical execution.

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The losing side of the Spain vs. Croatia Euro 2024 matchup (Credit: UEFA)

Throughout the second half, Spain maintained their dominance, effectively nullifying Croatia’s attempts to alter the course of the game. The Spanish defense stood firm, ensuring that the lead was protected until the final whistle. Spain’s 3-0 win not only demonstrated their readiness for the tournament but also set a high standard for their upcoming matches.

The matchup between Spain vs. Croatia probably made the Spanish fans happy as their country showed a glimpse of what they are capable of. On the other hand, we can’t say the same for Croatians who still has more games to prove their worth in Euro 2024 Group B! If you love nostalgia, don’t forget to take a look at the best Euros kits in history!

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