Soccer-Spain hammer Slovakia 5-0 in statement victory

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Group E - Slovakia v Spain - La Cartuja Stadium, Seville, Spain - June 23, 2021 Slovakia's Tomas Suslov in action with Spain's Thiago and Aymeric Laporte Pool via REUTERS/Julio Munoz

SEVILLE (Reuters) -Spain crushed a hapless Slovakia 5-0 in their first Euro 2020 win on Wednesday, setting up a last-16 clash against Croatia, after being set on their way by a calamitous own-goal from keeper Martin Dubravka.

Aymeric Laporte headed in a second goal on the stroke of halftime before second-half goals from Pablo Sarabia, Ferran Torres and a Juraj Kucka own goal rounded off an emphatic win that saw them finish second in Group E on five points behind Sweden.

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