3/28/2018 12:59:41 AM (GMT+3)

Isco hat-trick helps Spain demolish Argentina 6-1

Isco hat-trick helps Spain demolish Argentina 6-1

MADRID, Spain: Isco struck a hat-trick as Spain thrashed Argentina 6-1 in their international friendly here on Tuesday.

Diego Costa, who was back in the starting line-up for the first time in eight international matches, scored the opening goal.

Isco then scored twice either side of what proved to be no more than a consolation goal from Argentina's Nicolas Otamendi, before Thiago Alcantara added a fourth before the hour. 

Substitute Iago Aspas made it five, latching onto a long pass downfield from David de Gea, only for Isco to score his third, and Spain's sixth, with 16 minutes left. 

In other friendlies involving top sides, Germany lost to Brazil 0-1 in Berlin, Belgium thrashed Saudi Arabia 4-0, England drew 1-1 with while France beat Russia 3-1 in St Petersburg.