Isco stars in Spain’s historic and remarkable victory over Argentina in Madrid during an international friendly fixture.
The Real Madrid midfielder scored his first international hat-trick to enable Spain beat a Messi-less and Aguero-less Argentina 6-1.
Diego Costa opened the scores for the 2010 World Cup winners accompanied with an agony resulting from a collision with the Argentine custodian before Marco Asensio assisted Isco to double their lead.
Manchester City player Nicolas Otamendi tried changing the picture of the competition when he pulled one for the South American country but a brace from Isco was the opening of riot for the La Roja as the two goal lead got restored.
Isco assisted Thiago Alcantara to triple Spain’s lead whereas Iago Aspas made it five before Isco completed his hat-trick imminently.
The triumphant dominion Spain had over Argentina is a strong statement the European country has made to the world that is preparing for the forth coming World Cup in Russia.
With most putting their cards on a quality filled Brazil who won by a goal to nil against German the same night some should begin thinking twice as far as their cards should be.
Eight years ago, Spain was as destructive as this, and the ability to front threat from all positions in the pitch should worry any giant intending to relax.
Spain are unbeaten in 18 games since the induction of Julen Lopetegui in 2016, and they will play two more friendly games against Switzerland and Tunisia respectively before their first world cup group fixture against Portugal 78 days from now.
The embarrassment Sampaoli’s side suffered in Spain at the hands of the Spaniards could partly be blamed on him for not considering Paulo Dybala and Mario Icardi who had a brilliant season at their club and be forgiven for Messi who was injured.