Spain solved with solvency its inaugural match of the Atlantic Cup in Maspalomas. The combined sub 18 of Pablo Amo beat 2-0 to a Slovakia that went deflating and ended with 10 players after the expulsion of Javorcek after an entry on the Granéario Yéremy Pino, who shone before his audience with a great performance.
Master came out with a 4-3-3 to get control of the ball. Beñat Turrientes, Robert Navarro and Gabriel Veiga were in charge of distributing the game. In bands, Yéremy and Jardí opened spaces. The grancanario, captain of his team, demonstrated the quality that his boots treasure. In a first part in which there were barely clear chances, Yéremy triangulated wonders with Jordi Escobar and Jardí, but no attacker managed to put the goalkeeper Belko in trouble.
After passing through changing rooms, Amo decided to change bands to Yéremy and Jardí. The islander continued to make his own, now on the right wing. During the first minutes of the second half, Spain had already touched the first goal with two Jardí actions, first with a low shot and then with a header that was licking the crossbar.
The goal came before the fourth hour. Gabriel received a ball in the front of the area and made a powerful shot that slipped over Belko and entered the goal after touching the crossbar. Shortly after Slovakia was left with 10 after the expulsion of Javorcek after a hard entry on Yéremy, who broke the Slovak defense with his individual actions.
Navarro could make the second after being alone before the goalkeeper, but Belko took an incredible foot to take the ball to the corner. After half an hour, Amo decided to rest Yéremy to enter Borislav ‘Slavi’ and Spain went 4-4-2 to control the ball in the opposite field.
Thanks to that control came the second. Nicholas Williams, brother of the Athletic Iñaki player, caused a foul due to his speed. The center of Gregorio García reached the head of Menargues, who sent the ball to the net. There the game ended and Spain added three points. Japan will be the next stumbling block in the Annex (18.30 hours).