European Championship Qualifying - Group C
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Spain 3-0 Belarus

Isco (centre)
Isco scored his first international goal in his first start for Spain

Isco scored a sublime goal as Spain stayed three points behind leaders Slovakia in Group C of Euro 2016 qualifying with victory over Belarus.

The Real Madrid midfielder opened the scoring when he curled the ball home from 18 yards in the 18th minute.

Barcelona's Sergio Busquets drove in the second from outside the area almost straight from the restart.

And club-mate Pedro completed the scoring when he smashed a shot high into the net from inside the box.

Slovakia maintained their 100% qualifying record with a 2-0 win in Macedonia thanks to goals from Juraj Kucka and Adam Nemec.

In the day's other Group C game, Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko scored a hat-trick as Ukraine, who are level on points with Spain, won 3-0 at bottom side Luxembourg.

Elsewhere, Austria are four points clear at the top of Group G after 1860 Munich striker Rubin Okotie gave them a 1-0 win over Russia.

Sweden climbed above Russia into second after a 1-1 draw in Montenegro. Paris St-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic poked in the opener for the Swedes before Manchester City midfielder Stevan Jovetic equalised from the spot 10 minutes from time.

England have a commanding six-point lead in Group E following a 3-1 win over Slovenia, but the battle is on for second spot after Switzerland beat Lithuania 4-0.

Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice as the Swiss joined their opponents and Slovenia on six points.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (centre) scored his first of the qualifying campaign
Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri scored three goals for Switzerland at the 2014 World Cup

Line-ups

Spain

  • 1Casillas
  • 16Juanfran
  • 3Piqué
  • 15Ramos
  • 18Alba
  • 20CazorlaSubstituted forCallejónat 69'minutes
  • 8Koke
  • 5BusquetsBooked at 26minsSubstituted forBrunoat 45'minutes
  • 22IscoSubstituted forMorataat 80'minutes
  • 11Pedro
  • 9Alcácer

Substitutes

  • 2Albiol
  • 4Bartra
  • 6Camacho
  • 7Raúl García
  • 10Morata
  • 12Nolito
  • 13de Gea
  • 14Azpilicueta
  • 17Bernat
  • 19Callejón
  • 21Bruno
  • 23Casilla

Belarus

  • 1Zhevnov
  • 13Matveychik
  • 3MartynovichSubstituted forBordachevat 31'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21Yanushkevich
  • 18Politevich
  • 16BalanovichBooked at 45mins
  • 2Dragun
  • 10KrivetsSubstituted forKislyakat 80'minutes
  • 17Nekhajchik
  • 23KalachevBooked at 45mins
  • 8KornilenkoSubstituted forSignevichat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Shitov
  • 5Volodko
  • 7Aleksievich
  • 9Stasevich
  • 11Gordeychuk
  • 12Chernik
  • 14Putsila
  • 15Kislyak
  • 19Bordachev
  • 20Signevich
  • 22Gutor
Referee:
Kenn Hansen
Attendance:
20,000

Match Stats

Home TeamSpainAway TeamBelarus
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Spain 3, Belarus 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Spain 3, Belarus 0.

Booking

Maksim Bordachev (Belarus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pedro (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Maksim Bordachev (Belarus).

Corner, Belarus. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

Attempt blocked. Pavel Nekhajchik (Belarus) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Sergei Balanovich (Belarus) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Timofei Kalachev.

Attempt blocked. Timofei Kalachev (Belarus) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergei Kislyak.

Attempt blocked. Álvaro Morata (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Pedro (Spain) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Bruno.

Koke (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nikolai Signevich (Belarus).

José Callejón (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sergei Kislyak (Belarus).

Offside, Spain. Koke tries a through ball, but Paco Alcácer is caught offside.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Pavel Nekhajchik.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Álvaro Morata replaces Isco.

Substitution

Substitution, Belarus. Sergei Kislyak replaces Sergei Krivets.

Attempt saved. Pavel Nekhajchik (Belarus) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Isco (Spain).

Timofei Kalachev (Belarus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sergei Krivets (Belarus) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pavel Nekhajchik.

Bruno (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nikolai Signevich (Belarus).

Corner, Belarus. Conceded by Juanfran.

Attempt missed. Sergei Politevich (Belarus) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Pavel Nekhajchik with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. José Callejón replaces Santiago Cazorla.

Corner, Belarus. Conceded by Jordi Alba.

Corner, Belarus. Conceded by Bruno.

Substitution

Substitution, Belarus. Nikolai Signevich replaces Sergei Kornilenko.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Timofei Kalachev (Belarus) because of an injury.

Hand ball by Pedro (Spain).

Goal!

Goal! Spain 3, Belarus 0. Pedro (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Juanfran.

Paco Alcácer (Spain) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Juanfran.

Attempt missed. Sergei Kornilenko (Belarus) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Bruno (Spain).

Sergei Krivets (Belarus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Spain 2, Belarus 0.

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