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Morata scores four in crushing Spain victory

Published: Thursday 5 September 2013, 22.26CET
Austria 2-6 Spain
Top scorer at the 2013 finals in Israel, Álvaro Morata found the net four times as the holders started their qualifying campaign in ominous fashion.
Morata scores four in crushing Spain victory
Álvaro Morata was among the goals again for Spain ©AFP/Getty Images

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Published: Thursday 5 September 2013, 22.26CET

Morata scores four in crushing Spain victory

Austria 2-6 Spain
Top scorer at the 2013 finals in Israel, Álvaro Morata found the net four times as the holders started their qualifying campaign in ominous fashion.

Álvaro Morata, top scorer at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals in Israel this summer, was on target four times as holders Spain demonstrated why they will be the team to beat once again by putting six past Austria in their opening 2015 qualifier.

Daniel Carvajal set Julen Lopetegui's side en route to an emphatic Group 4 win with a third-minute opener, finishing off Suso's assist. After Florian Kainz had passed up a chance to equalise, Real Madrid CF forward Morata registered his first goals of a productive night, scoring either side of the quarter-hour mark.

Three down by the 17th minute, Austria soon reduced their arrears via Kainz's shot through a crowd of bodies. That proved a mere blip for La Roja for in added time at the end of the first half Morata completed his hat-trick.

After Kainz's free-kick was deflected in by Carvajal for an own goal with seven minutes remaining, Morata claimed his fourth. Carvajal then made amends in stoppage time, teeing up Jesé Rodríguez for Spain's sixth.

Last updated: 05/06/15 10.09CET

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Lineups

Austria

Austria

Spain

Spain

1
RieglerChristoph Riegler (GK)
1
PachecoFernando Pacheco (GK)
3
WimmerKevin Wimmer
Yellow Card85
2
CarvajalDani Carvajal
Goal3
Goal83
4
ZieglMarcel Ziegl
Substitution73
3
MorenoAlberto Moreno
8
HolzhauserRaphael Holzhauser (C)
Substitution46
4
AmatJordi Amat
Yellow Card31
9
HintereggerMartin Hinteregger
Yellow Card80
5
Marc MuniesaMarc Muniesa
Yellow Card44
Substitution56
10
ŽuljRobert Žulj
6
Saúl ÑíguezSaúl Ñíguez
11
OffenbacherDaniel Offenbacher
Substitution59
7
MuniainIker Muniain (C)
14
KainzFlorian Kainz
Yellow Card15
Goal20
8
Sergi RobertoSergi Roberto
17
FarkasPatrick Farkas
9
MorataÁlvaro Morata
Goal12
Yellow Card13
Goal17
Goal45+4
Goal86
18
SpendlhoferLukas Spendlhofer
10
SarabiaPablo Sarabia
Substitution65
19
StögerKevin Stöger
Yellow Card32
11
SusoSuso
Substitution81

Substitutes

21
LeitnerAndreas Leitner (GK)
13
SotresDani Sotres (GK)
5
NeuholdFlorian Neuhold
12
JeséJesé
Substitution65
Goal90+1
6
T. KainzTobias Kainz
Substitution59
14
Sergi GómezSergi Gómez
7
VasticToni Vastic
15
DeulofeuGerard Deulofeu
12
SchöpfAlessandro Schöpf
Substitution73
16
PardoRubén Pardo
16
SchaubLouis Schaub
Substitution46
17
Óliver TorresÓliver Torres
Substitution81
20
RitzmaierMarcel Ritzmaier
18
ObiangPedro Obiang
Substitution56

Coach

Werner Gregoritsch (AUT) Julen Lopetegui (ESP)

Referee

Nicolas Rainville (FRA)

Assistant referees

Laurent Stien (FRA), Cédric Schurra (FRA)

Fourth official

Stephane Jochem (FRA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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