Luis Enrique’s Spain stunned Germany 6-0 in Spain in the Nations League as the Germans recorded the biggest competitive defeat in their history.
Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick as Luis Enrique’s Spain stunned Germany to their worst ever competitive defeat and their second-worst loss of all time.
The record was previously held by England, who famously beat the Germans 5-1 in a Berlin in a World Cup qualifier in 2002, with Michael Owen’s hat-trick headlining the incredible evening.
Germany have conceded six on three other occasions.
Once, against Austria in Berlin in 1931, in what is their biggest ever home defeat. That game is now tied on the list of the heaviest ever German losses.
In the World Cup in 1954, the Germans conceded eight to Hungary but at least managed to score three in Basel, after being just 3-1 down at half-time – the final score was 8-3.
The only time that Die Mannschaft have lost by more is more than 111 years ago, against England Amateurs in March 1909. The game in Oxford saw the English run out 9-0 winners.
6 000 watched on that famous night at the Oxford City ground as hat-tricks from Thomas Porter and Cyril Dunning saw the Three Lions rack up an unthinkable scoreline against the German side captained by Dr Josef Glaser.
So, tonight’s game in Seville will go down in history. The history books have been rewritten by the Spanish, but Germany were hoping that these record would never be broken…