Spain earned their first win at Euro 2020 as they hammered Slovakia to finish as Group E runners-up at Euro 2020.

La Furia Roja will face Croatia in the Round of 16 as teams get ready for the knockout stages.

Luis Enrique’s side head into the pre-quarterfinals looking in fine form as they demolished a Slovakia team that was far from their best.

Aymeric Laporte, Pablo Sarabia and Ferran Torres all scored for Spain at La Cartuja Stadium in Seville. The other two goals were own goals that begun with one bizarre case involving Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

The Newcastle keeper had earlier saved a penalty from Alvaro Morata but he experienced the paradigm shift in emotion shortly after. He punched the ball into his own net after Sarabia’s shot hit the crossbar and ballooned up into the air.

Juraj Kucka also found himself on the wrong end of the scoresheet as he bundled the ball over his own line from close range to give Spain a 5-0 victory.

In a dominating performance by the three-time European Championship winners, Alvaro Morata was extremely poor and his form has been a major concern for the Spaniards. He has squandered several opportunities this season and they need him to start firing.

Spain’s clash with Croatia will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on Monday, while Slovakia are officially out of the competition.

This is how Group E finished.

  1. Sweden – 7 points (qualified)
  2. Spain – 5 points (qualified)
  3. Slovakia – 3 points (knocked out)
  4. Poland – 1 point (knocked out)