Spain registered a comfortable 6-1 win over Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday evening, as Real Madrid star Isco scored his first ever international hat-trick.
However, the headlines were stolen by David De Gea, not because of his goalkeeping skills, but for his attacking display.
The humiliation for the 2014 World Cup finalists started just 12 minutes into the game, as the home team’s star forward, Diego Costa, gave Spain their opening break.
Isco doubled the lead after another 15 minutes, but Nicolas Otamendi pulled one back just before the break to make it 2-1 at half-time.
The second half proved to be a really long one for Argentina, as Isco and Thiago Alcantara netted two quickfire goals to give the home side an unassailable three-goal lead.
And then came a moment of absolute insanity, when De Gea fired a long ball – a 70-yard pass – from just outside his six-yard box to Iago Aspas, who found the back of the net, before Isco eventually completed his hat-trick to make the scoreline 6-1.
A purely exquisite pass by the Spanish goalkeeper caught hold of the fans on social media almost immediately after Aspas buried the ball in Willy Caballero’s goal from around 25 yards.
One fan tweeted: “Just watched the De Gea Assist again… Aspas didn’t even need to break stride. The weight on the pass, from that distance, with that accuracy! Ridiculous.”
Meanwhile, one didn’t shy away from mentioning Real Madrid, as he tweeted: “This assist just added another £100 million for De Gea. So now RM needs to pay £300m.”
With the international break done and dusted, the 27-year-old star will fly back to Manchester to resume his club duties, as the Red Devils prepare to take on Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday.