Spain crushed a hapless Slovakia 5-0 in its first Euro 2020 win on Wednesday, setting up a last-16 clash against Croatia, after being set on its 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 Sarabia, Ferran Torres and a Juraj Kucka own goal rounded off an emphatic win that saw the side finish second in Group E on five points behind Sweden.
Luis Enrique’s side will next meet Croatia in Copenhagen on Monday while Slovakia, whichg came third with three points and a goal difference of minus five, are heading home.
Dubravka had made a stunning save to keep out an Alvaro Morata penalty but gave Spain the lead on the half-hour mark when he palmed the ball into his own net after a Sarabia shot had cannoned off the crossbar and looped back towards goal.
The goal, which came…