• FT

    N Ireland

    0

    Iceland

    3

  • FT

    Scotland

    6

    Faroe Island

    0

  • FT

    England

    5

    Andorra

    0

  • FT

    Georgia

    0

    France

    3

  • FT

    Belarus

    2

    Albania

    2

  • FT

    Malta

    2

    Bosnia-Herz

    5

  • FT

    Hungary

    1

    Norway

    4

  • FT

    Latvia

    0

    Sweden

    1

  • FT

    Romania

    2

    Bulgaria

    2

  • FT

    Czech Rep

    2

    Wales

    1

  • FT

    Moldova

    0

    Greece

    1

  • FT

    Serbia

    1

    Azerbaijan

    0

  • FT

    Slovakia

    6

    Cyprus

    1

  • FT

    Estonia

    0

    Israel

    1

  • FT

    Luxembourg

    0

    Netherlands

    1

  • FT

    Poland

    1

    Finland

    3

  • FT

    Germany

    1

    Rep of Ire

    0

  • FT

    Italy

    1

    Lithuania

    1

  • FT

    Spain

    4

    Liechtenstei

    0

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING

Referee: Emil Bozinovski | Attendance: 14876

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Spain

  • Fernando Torres 20'
  • David Villa 45'
  • David Villa 62'
  • Luis Garcia 66'

4 - 0

FT

Torres nets as Spanish romp

BADAJOZ, September 2 (Euro 2008 Qualifying) - Spain bounced back from their latest underwhelming World Cup campaign by thrashing Liechtenstein to kick off their Euro 2008 qualifying adventure with an easy three points in Badajoz.

First-half goals by strikers Fernando Torres and David Villa got the ball

rolling, before Villa - with his second - and Luis Gracia garnished the

scoreline as Luis Aragones' men returned to competitive action two months after

their second-round defeat to France in Germany.

Aragones went with an attacking 4-3-3 formation from the off, Raul joining

Torres and Villa up front, and it paid almost immediate dividends when Mariano

Pernia's close-range shot needed to be well saved by goalkeeper Peter Jehle in

the first minute.

The deadlock was broken in the 20th minute, Villa supplying Torres, who

provided an unforgiving finish from 12 yards into the top corner.

Spain continued to dominate possession, although they failed to create a

clear-cut chance until the second goal arrived in the 45th minute, Villa guiding

the ball home right-footed from 12 yards from the right of the penalty area.

Torres could have notched his second of the night in the 58th minute but his

header from close range was kept out by Jehle.

It did not matter as three minutes later, the hosts scored the third when

Villa finished low from the centre of the penalty area for his second of the

night.

The fourth came in the 65th minute from Garcia, who had come on as a

replacement for Villa.

Pernia sent in a textbook cross from the left and the Liverpool forward

applied a right-footed finish from six yards.

Spain eased off in the final quarter, but they will have tougher challenges

ahead in Group F.

Scoring Summary

  • Spain
  • Liechtenstein
 

Match Stats

  • Spain
  • Liechtenstein
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Spain
  • Liechtenstein
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