Spain ensure 2018 World Cup ticket


PV Sports Desk : Spain cruised to a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday (October 6), to secure qualification for the World Cup and put Italy on a path for the playoffs, reports ESPN.
The win allowed Spain to move five points clear in Group G above Italy, who are now assured of finishing second, while Albania’s slim hopes were extinguished.
Spain’s breakthrough came in the 16th minute when Rodrigo took Isco’s pass into the box off his chest, then scored his first international goal on the half-volley.
Isco got a goal himself in the 23rd minute by receiving Koke’s pass and spinning with one touch before shooting into the roof of the net, and four minutes later Thiago — Rodrigo’s cousin — also scored his first goal for Spain by heading in debutant Alvaro Odriozola’s cross.