Spain dealt Germany their worst defeat in 89 years on Tuesday as a stunning 6-0 victory in Seville sent them through to the Nations League semifinals.
Germany have not been beaten so heavily since losing to Austria by the same scoreline in a friendly in 1931.
Spain’s forward Ferran Torres scored a brilliant hat-trick to justify his reputation as one of football’s most exciting prospects.
Alvaro Morata, Ferran and Rodri gave Luis Enrique’s side a 3-0 halftime lead, while Ferran struck again early in the second half and completed his treble with a classy finish.
Substitute Mikel Oyarzabal tapped in the sixth goal in the 89th minute to adorn an incredible Spain display and deepen four-time world champions Germany’s misery.
“We walked all over them in every sense,” said Spain midfielder Rodri. “We scored six but it could have been far more. We are still a group with little experience but this will give us a lot of confidence.”
The victory saw Spain finish top of League A4 with 11 points after six games, joining France in the final four tournament, which will take place in October 2021.
The Germans, who only needed a draw to progress to the final phase, came second with nine.