New Manchester City player Ferran Torres enjoyed his best night ever after he scored an historic hattrick to condemn Germany to a heavy thumping at the hands of Spain. Ferran Torres netted three times during the UEFA Nations League A Group 4 encounter played at the home of Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla, the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
Ferran Torres started his Manchester City career slowly on the back of his transfer from La Liga side Valencia in the summer but he has started to show his quality in recent weeks. The Citizens signed him for a paltry sum of around £22m and as the direct replacement for German international Leroy Sane who had signed for the reigning European champions Bayern Munich. Coincidentally, Ferran Torres and Leroy Sane lined up for Spain and Germany respectively during the game in Seville.
In the battle of the former champions, Spain took on the Germans in a winner-takes-all clash to determine who will qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals slated for next year from League A Group D.
Spain went into the game with eight points from the previous five games and needed victory to emerge group winners, while Germany needed just a draw after a previous return of nine points from five matches. In the end, Spain got more than what they needed with the emphatic 6-0 victory over the Germans.
The defeat represents the first time that the Germans will concede more than four goals in a match for the first timein 66 years, since the 8-3 defeat at the hands of Hungary in 1954. It also represents their heaviest defeat in a competitive game. Apart from the treble from Ferran Torres, another Manchester City player Rodrigo scored, while Juventus striker Alvaro Morata and substitute Mikel Oryazabal were also on the target for the 2010 FIFA World Cup winners.