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Slick Spain leave Albania standing

Published: Monday 9 September 2013, 23.48CET
Spain 4-0 Albania
A pair of goals either side of half-time from captain Iker Muniain set the holders on their way to a commanding victory in Logrono.
Slick Spain leave Albania standing
Álvaro Morata, top scorer at the 2013 finals, celebrates ©Sportsfile

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Published: Monday 9 September 2013, 23.48CET

Slick Spain leave Albania standing

Spain 4-0 Albania
A pair of goals either side of half-time from captain Iker Muniain set the holders on their way to a commanding victory in Logrono.

Champions Spain completed a second heavy win in quick succession in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4, captain Iker Muniain leading the way with two goals.

Following on from Thursday's 6-2 opening success against Austria, there was no let up from the Spanish and Athletic Club midfielder Muniain hit the first two in Logrono. Álvaro Morata added one more to the four he registered Graz before Jesé Rodríguez rounded things off to put Julen Lopetegui's side top of the table on goal difference.

The scoring commenced on 35 minutes when Gerard Deulofeu was sent clear on the right. The forward cut into the area and rolled across goal to present Muniain with the simplest of finishes. Sergi Roberto did the hard work for the second shortly after the break, charging through the centre and laying to his left for the No7 to sweep in his second of the game with his right foot.

Morata showed his form in front of goal to guide Daniel Carvajal's through ball into the corner on 59 minutes, before Rodríguez played a delightful one-two with fellow substitute Carles Gil on the edge of the area and sidefooted past a helpless Thoma Strakosha to round off the scoring.

Last updated: 05/06/15 9.34CET

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Lineups

Spain

Spain

Albania

Albania

1
PachecoFernando Pacheco (GK)
1
StrakoshaThoma Strakosha (GK)
2
CarvajalDani Carvajal
2
RrahmaniAmir Rrahmani
Substitution46
3
MorenoAlberto Moreno
3
MatoshiShpend Matoshi
Yellow Card62
4
AmatJordi Amat
4
PrençiElvis Prençi
5
Sergi GómezSergi Gómez
5
GjokajValentin Gjokaj
6
PardoRubén Pardo
6
BunjakuImran Bunjaku (C)
7
MuniainIker Muniain (C)
Goal35
Goal52
Substitution64
7
ShalaHerolind Shala
8
Sergi RobertoSergi Roberto
8
HasaniEdon Hasani
Substitution36
9
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Goal59
Substitution69
9
F. HoxhaFabio Hoxha
10
Óliver TorresÓliver Torres
Substitution77
11
NezirajHaxhi Neziraj
Substitution64
11
DeulofeuGerard Deulofeu
14
AbaziLeonit Abazi

Substitutes

13
SotresDani Sotres (GK)
12
TeqjaAldo Teqja (GK)
12
Javi ManquilloJavi Manquillo
10
BathaIdriz Batha
Substitution36
14
SusoSuso
13
FejzullahuArbnor Fejzullahu
15
Saúl ÑíguezSaúl Ñíguez
15
MorinaMario Morina
Substitution64
16
JeséJesé
Substitution64
Goal73
16
MuskajArben Muskaj
17
SarabiaPablo Sarabia
Substitution77
17
GavazajEnis Gavazaj
Substitution46
18
Carles GilCarles Gil
Substitution69
19
BardullaFlorind Bardulla

Coach

Julen Lopetegui (ESP) Skënder Gega (ALB)

Referee

Radu Petrescu (ROU)

Assistant referees

Radu Ghinguleac (ROU), Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU)

Fourth official

Marius Bocăneală (ROU)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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