European Championship Qualifying - Group C
Luxembourg0Spain4

Luxembourg 0-4 Spain

Spain celebrate
Spain's defeat by Slovakia on Thursday was their first in qualifying for eight years

European champions Spain responded to their shock defeat by Slovakia with a comfortable win in Luxembourg.

Despite wasting chances in the first half, Spain led through David Silva's clinical finish to the top corner and Paco Alcacer's first-time drill home.

Diego Costa had been most at fault, but scored his first international goal from close range in the second half.

Juan Bernat rolled home to wrap it up for Spain, who left goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas on the bench.

Casillas, who made an error in Thursday's 2-1 defeat by Slovakia, was replaced by Manchester United's David De Gea.

Group C leaders Slovakia drew 1-1 with Belarus, and Spain go second, one point behind them and ahead of Ukraine, 1-0 winners over Macedonia, on goal difference.

Austria took charge of Group G with a 1-0 win in Montenegro, taking advantage as Russia were held 1-1 at home by Moldova.

In the same group, Sweden, with the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench, beat Liechtenstein 2-0 for their first victory of the campaign.

In England's Group E, a 2-0 win for Slovenia in Lithuania moved them level with their opponents on six points, three behind Roy Hodgson's men.

Line-ups

Luxembourg

  • 1Joubert
  • 18JansBooked at 68mins
  • 2Chanot
  • 6Philipps
  • 3Janisch
  • 8Martins PereiraSubstituted forTurpelat 61'minutes
  • 19HolterBooked at 43mins
  • 17MutschSubstituted forDevilleat 86'minutes
  • 7Gerson
  • 9Da MotaSubstituted forPayalat 75'minutes
  • 11Bensi

Substitutes

  • 4Hoffmann
  • 5Schnell
  • 10Payal
  • 12Moris
  • 13Joachim
  • 14Laterza
  • 16Martins
  • 20Turpel
  • 21Deville
  • 22Luisi

Spain

  • 13de Gea
  • 22Carvajal
  • 3PiquéBooked at 75mins
  • 15Bartra
  • 18Alba
  • 5Busquets
  • 8Koke
  • 6IniestaSubstituted forBernatat 70'minutes
  • 21SilvaSubstituted forPedroat 70'minutes
  • 19Diego CostaBooked at 62minsSubstituted forRodrigoat 82'minutes
  • 9Alcácer

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 2Albiol
  • 4Azpilicueta
  • 7Garcia Escudero
  • 10Fàbregas
  • 11Pedro
  • 12Bernat
  • 14Iturraspe
  • 16Torres Belén
  • 17Rodrigo
  • 20Cazorla
  • 23Casilla
Referee:
Pawel Gil

Match Stats

Home TeamLuxembourgAway TeamSpain
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home5
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Luxembourg 0, Spain 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Luxembourg 0, Spain 4.

Sergio Busquets (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Payal (Luxembourg).

Attempt missed. Paco Alcácer (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Koke with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Luxembourg 0, Spain 4. Juan Bernat (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rodrigo with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Luxembourg. Maurice Deville replaces Mario Mutsch.

Attempt saved. Dwayn Holter (Luxembourg) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Turpel.

Corner, Luxembourg. Conceded by Sergio Busquets.

Attempt blocked. Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefano Bensi.

Attempt missed. Sergio Busquets (Spain) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Koke with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Rodrigo replaces Diego Costa.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Maxine Chanot.

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

Attempt blocked. Sergio Busquets (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Koke.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Maxine Chanot.

Attempt missed. Lars Gerson (Luxembourg) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Stefano Bensi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Luxembourg. Conceded by David de Gea.

Substitution

Substitution, Luxembourg. Ben Payal replaces Daniel Da Mota.

Booking

Gerard Piqué (Spain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Spain).

Stefano Bensi (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Spain).

Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Juan Bernat replaces Andrés Iniesta.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Pedro replaces David Silva.

Goal!

Goal! Luxembourg 0, Spain 3. Diego Costa (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Busquets (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gerard Piqué.

Attempt blocked. David Silva (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Koke.

Booking

Laurent Jans (Luxembourg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordi Alba (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Laurent Jans (Luxembourg).

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Spain).

Stefano Bensi (Luxembourg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg).

Booking

Diego Costa (Spain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Diego Costa (Spain).

Lars Gerson (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luxembourg. David Turpel replaces Christopher Martins Pereira.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland22006066
2Czech Rep22004226
3Netherlands21014313
4Kazakhstan201113-21
5Latvia201103-31
6Turkey200215-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales21102114
2Belgium11006063
3Israel11002113
4Cyprus21013303
5Bos-Herze201112-11
6Andorra200218-70

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Slovakia33006249
2Spain320110376
3Ukraine32013126
4Macedonia310248-43
5Belarus301226-41
6Luxembourg301238-51

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland22009096
2R. of Ireland22009186
3Scotland21012203
4Germany210123-13
5Georgia200213-20
6Gibraltar2002014-140

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England33008089
2Slovenia32013126
3Lithuania32013216
4Estonia310212-13
5Switzerland200203-30
6San Marino200207-70

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland22004136
2Finland21104224
3Romania21102114
4Hungary201123-11
5Greece201112-11
6Faroe Islands200215-40

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria32104227
2Russia31206245
3Sweden31204225
4Montenegro31112114
5Moldova301225-31
6Liechtenstein301206-61

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy22004136
2Croatia22003036
3Norway21013213
4Bulgaria21012203
5Azerbaijan200224-20
6Malta200205-50

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Denmark21103214
2Albania21102114
3Serbia10101101
4Armenia201123-11
5Portugal100101-10
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