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Spain defeat Croatia in high-scoring thriller, advances to quarter-finals

Spain managed to secure their qualification to Euro 2020 quarter-finals after achieving a thrilling 5-3 win over Croatia at Parken Stadium.

Today’s game has witnessed several interesting facts and numbers, which we will spotlight.

– Nine own goals have been scored until now in Euro 2020, which is the biggest number in the competition’s history. 

– Spain’s goalkeeper Unai Simón is the most keeper who committed mistakes in the top five European leagues during the previous season. 

– Paulo Sarabia became the first player to score a goal for Spain in a knock out stage, since Juan Mata’s goal in Euro 2012.

– Pedri’s bizarre own goal was officially registered from a distance of 49.4 yards, making it the longest-ever netted in the Euro’s history and the first-ever to be scored from outside the box.

– Aged 31 and 301days, Cezar Azpilicueta became the oldest player to score for Spain in Euro’s history.

– Ferran Torres broke Cesc Fabregas’s record, as he became the Spaniard youngest player to score and provide an assist in one game in Euro.

– For the first time since the 2006 World Cup, Spain conceded three goals in one game at knock out stage. 

– Alvaro Morata equalled Fernando Torres’s record, as both have scored five goals for La Roja. 

– Spain set an impressive record, as they became the first team to score five goals in two consecutive games in Euro. 

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