European Championship Qualifying - Group C
Spain4Luxembourg0

Spain 4-0 Luxembourg

Spain celebrate
Spain secured their eighth win in nine qualifiers

Holders Spain and Switzerland booked their places at Euro 2016 with comfortable victories on Friday.

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla and Valencia striker Paco Alcacer both scored twice in Logrono as they beat Luxembourg 4-0 to win Group C.

However, Manchester City midfielder David Silva and forward Alvaro Morata both came off with injuries.

In Group E, Leicester City's Gokhan Inler scored as Switzerland thumped San Marino 7-0 to secure their spot.

Slovenia's 1-1 draw against Lithuania ensured Switzerland join group winners England in France.

Switzerland team
The Switzerland side celebrated their achievement in St Gallen by thanking their fans

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was dealt early setbacks when Silva, with a sprained ankle, and Juventus forward Morata, with a calf injury, came off in the first half of their match.

However, the 2010 World Cup winners, who are bidding to become the first country to win the championship three times in a row, still managed to come away with a comfortable win and qualification.

Arsenal's Cazorla drove in the first and struck home from the edge of the penalty area, while substitute Alcacer scored from passes provided by Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas and Barcelona's Jordi Alba.

"Finally we have managed it," said Cazorla. "We couldn't let our guard down and I think it was a great win."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 58th international goal after missing a penalty

Behind them it is a battle between Slovakia, who lost 1-0 to Belarus, and Ukraine, who beat Macedonia 2-0, for the second automatic spot. They both have 19 points, with Ukraine hosting Spain and Slovakia, who have the better head-to-head record, at Luxembourg in Monday's final round of games.

In Group G, Russia need a point against Montenegro on Monday to secure qualification, after their 2-1 win against Moldova.

They have 17 points while Sweden have 15 points after their 2-0 win at Liechtenstein. Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed a penalty, but also scored his 58th international goal as the Scandinavian side secured at least a play-off spot.

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Line-ups

Spain

  • 1Casillas
  • 16Torres Belén
  • 3Piqué
  • 4Bartra
  • 18Alba
  • 10Fàbregas
  • 5Busquets
  • 20Cazorla
  • 21SilvaSubstituted forMataat 10'minutes
  • 7MorataSubstituted forAlcácerat 33'minutes
  • 11PedroBooked at 55minsSubstituted forNolitoat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Azpilicueta
  • 6San José
  • 8Thiago Alcántara
  • 9Alcácer
  • 12de Gea
  • 13Mata
  • 14Etxeita Gorritxategi
  • 15Nacho
  • 17Pérez Martínez
  • 19Nolito
  • 22Isco
  • 23Rico

Luxembourg

  • 1Joubert
  • 4Delgado
  • 14MalgetBooked at 54mins
  • 2Chanot
  • 18Jans
  • 17Mutsch
  • 10Payal
  • 7Gerson
  • 8Martins PereiraSubstituted forDa Motaat 79'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 11BensiBooked at 20minsSubstituted forDevilleat 64'minutes
  • 13JoachimSubstituted forTurpelat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jänisch
  • 5Schnell
  • 9Da Mota
  • 12Moris
  • 15Martino
  • 16Thill
  • 20Turpel
  • 21Deville
  • 22Luisi
  • 23Amodio
Referee:
Sébastien Delferière

Match Stats

Home TeamSpainAway TeamLuxembourg
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home28
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Spain 4, Luxembourg 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Spain 4, Luxembourg 0.

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Spain).

David Turpel (Luxembourg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Spain. Nolito tries a through ball, but Jordi Alba is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Luxembourg. David Turpel replaces Aurélien Joachim.

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

Foul by Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg).

Attempt missed. Sergio Busquets (Spain) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Daniel Da Mota (Luxembourg) is shown the yellow card.

Juanfran (Spain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Da Mota (Luxembourg).

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

Foul by Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg).

Goal!

Goal! Spain 4, Luxembourg 0. Santiago Cazorla (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nolito.

Foul by Cesc Fàbregas (Spain).

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

Foul by Santiago Cazorla (Spain).

Daniel Da Mota (Luxembourg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Ricardo Delgado (Luxembourg).

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

Foul by Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg).

Attempt blocked. Juan Mata (Spain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Spain 3, Luxembourg 0. Paco Alcácer (Spain) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

Attempt saved. Cesc Fàbregas (Spain) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Santiago Cazorla.

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

Foul by Lars Gerson (Luxembourg).

Substitution

Substitution, Luxembourg. Daniel Da Mota replaces Christopher Martins Pereira.

Attempt missed. Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Malget.

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Spain).

Ben Payal (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Nolito replaces Pedro.

Attempt missed. Paco Alcácer (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas.

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

Offside, Spain. Cesc Fàbregas tries a through ball, but Pedro is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Cesc Fàbregas (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Mata.

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

Foul by Christopher Martins Pereira (Luxembourg).

Attempt saved. Lars Gerson (Luxembourg) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Aurélien Joachim.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 9th October 2015

  • SpainSpain4LuxembourgLuxembourg0
  • EnglandEngland2EstoniaEstonia0
  • MacedoniaFYR Macedonia0UkraineUkraine2
  • SlovakiaSlovakia0BelarusBelarus1
  • SloveniaSlovenia1LithuaniaLithuania1
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland7San MarinoSan Marino0
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein0SwedenSweden2
  • MoldovaMoldova1RussiaRussia2
  • MontenegroMontenegro2AustriaAustria3

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland86111531219
2Czech Rep86111610619
3Turkey8332119212
4Netherlands83141310310
5Latvia8044416-124
6Kazakhstan8026516-112

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales853092718
2Belgium85211731417
3Israel8413149513
4Bos-Herze83231210211
5Cyprus83051213-19
6Andorra8008330-270

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain98012231924
2Slovakia9612136719
3Ukraine96121431119
4Belarus9315814-610
5Luxembourg9117423-194
6Macedonia9108618-123

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany96122281419
2Poland95313192218
3R. of Ireland95311851318
4Scotland93331612412
5Georgia9306914-59
6Gibraltar9009250-480

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England99002832527
2Switzerland96032381518
3Slovenia94141611513
4Estonia931548-410
5Lithuania9315715-810
6San Marino9018134-331

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland9621157820
2Romania945082617
3Hungary944185316
4Finland932489-111
5Faroe Islands9207614-86
6Greece9036311-83

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria98101951425
2Russia95221951417
3Sweden9432139415
4Montenegro93241011-111
5Liechtenstein9126223-215
6Moldova9027414-102

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy8530115618
2Norway8512108216
3Croatia84311651114
4Bulgaria822479-28
5Azerbaijan8134613-76
6Malta8026313-102

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal760194518
2Denmark833285312
3Albania732275211
4Serbia7214711-44
5Armenia7025511-62
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