-
Advertorial
-
FOCUS
-
Guide
-
Lifestyle
-
Tech and Vogue
-
TechandScience
-
CHTF Special
-
Nanhan
-
Futian Today
-
Hit Bravo
-
Special Report
-
Junior Journalist Program
-
World Economy
-
Opinion
-
Diversions
-
Hotels
-
Movies
-
People
-
Person of the week
-
Weekend
-
Photo Highlights
-
Currency Focus
-
Kaleidoscope
-
Tech and Science
-
News Picks
-
Yes Teens
-
Fun
-
Budding Writers
-
Campus
-
Glamour
-
News
-
Digital Paper
-
Food drink
-
Majors_Forum
-
Speak Shenzhen
-
Business_Markets
-
Shopping
-
Travel
-
Restaurants
-
Hotels
-
Investment
-
Yearend Review
-
In depth
-
Leisure Highlights
-
Sports
-
World
-
QINGDAO TODAY
-
Entertainment
-
Business
-
Markets
-
Culture
-
China
-
Shenzhen
-
Important news
在线翻译:
szdaily -> Sports
Spain thrashes Liechtenstein to stay in control
    2017-September-7  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

SPAIN cruised to an 8-0 win over last-place Liechtenstein to stay in control of Group G in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.

Alvaro Morata and Iago Aspas each scored two goals as Spain guaranteed at least second place in the group and repeated its 8-0 victory over Liechtenstein last year.

Spain also scored with Sergio Ramos, Francisco “Isco” Alarcon, David Silva and an own goal by Max Goeppel.

Ramos’ goal opened the scoring only three minutes into the match in Vaduz.

“The early goal helped,” Spain coach Julen Lopetegui said, adding that his team has shown great attitude “no matter the opponent.”

The result extended Spain’s unbeaten streak in World Cup qualifiers to 61 matches, while Liechtenstein has lost all of its eight matches in this campaign, being outscored 34-1.

Spain has 22 points from eight matches, three more than Italy, which edged third-place Israel 1-0 at home.

Spain has a much better goal difference than Italy, so it can virtually secure first place — and a guaranteed spot for next year’s tournament in Russia — with a home win against Albania in Alicante on Oct. 6.

Spain’s last loss in World Cup qualifying was in November 1993.

Serbia is similarly in control of Group D after beating Ireland 1-0 to go four points clear.

Matters are far less clear in Group I, where four teams are separated by just two points with two games left.

Group leader Croatia and Iceland have 16 points, while Turkey and Ukraine are both just two points behind.

Only the nine group winners automatically advance from European qualifying, with the eight best runners-up going to a playoff round.

In Group D, a goal from Aleksandar Kolarov guided 10-man Serbia to a 1-0 win over Ireland, putting the Balkan nation on the verge of a place at next year’s World Cup.(SD-Agencies)

 

深圳报业集团版权所有, 未经授权禁止复制; Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved.
Shenzhen Daily E-mail:szdaily@szszd.com.cn