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  1. Isco scores free-kick and then 20-yard drive
  2. Sub Morata adds third as Spain close on World Cup
  3. Buffon wins 170th Italy cap, defender Chiellini injured
  4. Only group winner qualifies automatically for World Cup

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Match report

    Spain 3-0 Italy


    Isco scored twice as a scintillating Spain beat Italy at the Bernabeu to take a huge step towards qualifying for the World Cup from Group G.

    The hosts started without a striker, but did not need one with the Real Madrid playmaker curling home a free-kick and then smashing in a second.

    Alvaro Morata came on to add a third from Sergio Ramos' cross.

    Italy, who trail Spain by three points with a much worse goal difference, are likely to be in the play-offs.

  2. Good night

    Thanks for joining us today, we will leave you with the story of the game...


    Spain 3-0 Italy

    It's all over. The Azzurri suffer a first qualifying defeat in over a decade. Spain are surely going to qualify for the World Cup now.

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    Spain 3-0 Italy

    The Bernabeu is bouncing. Party time for Spain, who look back to their best.


    Spain 3-0 Italy

    Two minutes added on.


    Spain 3-0 Italy

    A very popular substitute both ways. Two-goal Isco comes off - at his club's home ground, and David Villa comes on for his 98th cap - his first since 2013-14 when he left for New York City.


    Spain 3-0 Italy

    Spain think they've got a fourth goal but Alvaro Morata was well offside from David Silva's pass.

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    Spain 3-0 Italy

    David de Gea is able to hold onto a Lorenzo Insigne shot from distance as Italy have a rare effort on target.

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    Spain 3-0 Italy

    Spain are just seeing this one out now. Five minutes to go.

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    Spain 3-0 Italy

    Sergio Ramos, now out on the left for some reason, volleys a shot wide after it lands to him in the box. Both he and Gerard Pique were up in the Italy box. Mavericks.


    Spain 3-0 Italy

    Italy make a change now as Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Ciro Immobile.

    David Villa gets a fantastic reception as he warms up for Spain. Not sure if he's coming on though.


    Spain 3-0 Italy

    Spain make a change, with the game already won. Marco Asensio - who was actually pretty quiet - is replaced by Saul Niguez.

  13. GOAL - Spain 3-0 Italy

    Alvaro Morata

    Alvaro Morata has only been on the pitch for a few minutes and he seals the game - and probably Spain's World Cup place. Sergio Ramos charges forward down the right (remember he's a veteran centre-back and it's late in this game) and his perfect cross is slammed home by Chelsea striker Morata from close range.

    Alvaro Morata celebrates
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    Spain 2-0 Italy

    This game has made up for that Georgia v Republic of Ireland dross I had to watch earlier. If more qualifiers were like this, people would object to international breaks less.

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    Spain 2-0 Italy

    Ciro Immobile runs back from an offside position - ie miles offside - the ball lands to him and he thinks 'better kick the ball into the empty net just in case it counts'. It didn't.

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    Spain 2-0 Italy

    Federico Bernardeschi crosses but Spain clear. The hosts break and Alvaro Morata is only denied a run in goal by a good Andrea Barzagli tackle - his former Juventus team-mate.

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    Sho Rahman: Remember a couple of years ago when Isco could barely get on the Madrid bench. The turnaround is sensational.

    Dave Wood: Wonder if PSG will meet Iscos €700m buyout clause in January?


    Spain 2-0 Italy

    Spain scored twice with no proper striker. Well they have one now. Chelsea's Alvaro Morata replaces Andres Iniesta. Iniesta gets a fantastic reception as he comes off. In contract to Barcelona team-mate Gerard Pique every time he gets the ball. I guess scoring a winner in a World Cup final will do that.


    Spain 2-0 Italy

    On comes 40m euros winger Federico Bernardeschi, who has yet to make his Serie A debut for Juventus following his summer move from Fiorentina. He replaces Andrea Belotti, who only had nine touches of the ball.

    It's a double change, as Eder replaces Antonio Candreva.

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    Spain 2-0 Italy

    Brilliant from Spain, who almost put this game to bed. Isco, in sensational form tonight, nutmegs an Italian midfielder and plays an excellent ball through to Dani Carvajal. Only a good stop by Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon denies him a goal.