Spain take commanding 3-0 lead over Costa Rica by halftime

Spain's Ferran Torres celebrates scoring their third goal with Jordi Alba at the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group E match of Spain v Costa Rica at the Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar on 23 November, 2022Reuters

Goals by Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio and a penalty stroked home by Ferran Torres gave Spain a 3-0 lead against Costa Rica at halftime of their opening FIFA World Cup Group E match at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.

Spain's Marco Asensio celebrates scoring their second goal

Olmo put Spain ahead in the 11th minute from a neat pass by Gavi which the forward lifted over Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Asensio doubled their lead with a first-time shot 10 minutes later and Torres made it 3-0 from the spot in the 31st.