Spain dominated proceedings against Israel in the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, and consolidated their spot atop the Group G standings. Being the hosts, La Roja controlled the play since the opening whistle, to go on and clinch a 4-1 victory.
It took them only 13 minutes to score the game’s first goal and it came through David Silva. The Manchester City midfielder scored the best goal of the match, and was the driving force in the Spain side for the entire contest.
To heap further misery on the visitors, Vitolo, Diego Costa and Isco each added their names to the scoresheet to give Spain a considerable lead over the Israelis. Lior Refaelov grabbed a late consolation for them, but a superior performance by Spain saw them end up with maximum points.
Silva’s performance was exemplary on the night, and fans on Twitter praised him for his efforts against Israel.
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 24, 2017
David Silva's goal for Spain. 🔥😂 https://t.co/dfpKyypBqm
— City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) March 25, 2017
David Silva is a crazily good player. He's looked better this season than in the previous two. How long can he continue to do it?! #MCFC
— Man City Panel (@MCFC_PLPanel) March 25, 2017
Spain just freed Palestine pic.twitter.com/0v38svr07p
— Luna (@Travishcott) March 24, 2017
🇪🇸 David Silva's last seven games for Spain:
— bet365 (@bet365) March 24, 2017
Too much disrespect in this Spain’s goal against Israel 😂 pic.twitter.com/smosMVTTLQ
— Troll Football (@Troll__Footbal) March 24, 2017
Bravo! @21LVA moves joint-fourth in Spain’s all-time goal chart:
1️⃣ Villa 59
2️⃣ Raúl 44
3⃣ Torres 38
= 4⃣ Hierro 29
= 4⃣ Silva 29 pic.twitter.com/tDsm4hOpgn
— European Qualifiers (@EuroQualifiers) March 24, 2017
Another international goal for David Silva tonight! 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/G8eNbeZzHJ
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 25, 2017
Diego Costa and Isco too, were extensively discussed on social media:
Good to see Diego Costa play 90mins for Spain and score. 👊
— george (@meka_george) March 25, 2017
— ChelseaTalk (@CheIseaTalk) March 24, 2017
— The Football Social (@footy_social) March 25, 2017
Hahahaha The back of Diego Costa's shirt is torn right down the middle.
— football news (@soccerhappening) March 25, 2017
Diego Costa was among the scorers as Spain strolled to a 4-1 win at home to Israel in a World Cup Qualifier on Friday pic.twitter.com/B4KXGSNfGS
— classic sport (@classicsport247) March 25, 2017
Diego Costa is awful for Spain even tho he scored today just doesn't fit in right with that squad
— Cordell Cockett (@CordellCockett3) March 25, 2017
— MoDrIsĆo (@ZinedinIsco) March 24, 2017
Isco is so hot that when he left Madrid it snowed in March.
— . (@madridista_ffm) March 24, 2017
Isco is too good pic.twitter.com/X3vEarmda1
— ㅤ (@RonaIdoEdition) March 24, 2017