Asensio celebrates after scoring a goal in Spain’s 6-0 victory over Croatia at a UEFA Nations League football match. AFP / JOSE JORDAN
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Spain's golden era is often described as being constructed on a base of Barcelona players, but the team's future looks set to revolve around footballers from Real Madrid if the resounding 6-0 hammering of Croatia Tuesday is anything to go by. Four of the six goals Spain scored in the UEFA Nations League game at Elche came from Real players, who comprised six of the starting 11 of the national team for the first time in 16 years.It was striking, however, that midfielder Sergio Busquets was the only Barcelona player to be included in the team, a marked contrast from when Spain won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 by starting six Barca players in each final.
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