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75'
Gerard Moreno
Koke
3 - 1
70'
B. Halimi
Goal
2 - 1
49'
H. Kryeziu
Yellow Card
36'
Ferran Torres
Pedri
2 - 0
34'
Dani Olmo
Jordi Alba
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
80% 19%
8
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 11 1
Total Passes 918 216
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Spain ESP Spain 6 4 1 1 13 5 +8 13 W W L W W
2 Sweden SWE Sweden 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 9 L W W W
3 Greece GRE Greece 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1 6 W D D D
4 Kosovo RKS Kosovo 5 1 1 3 3 9 -6 4 L D W L L
5 Georgia GEO Georgia 5 0 1 4 2 9 -7 1 L L D L L

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Commentary

That's all from us today folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
That brings an end to the international break, with Spain picking up two wins and a draw in their World Cup qualifying games. Whilst Kosovo have lost both competitive games.
Spain survive a scare to beat Kosovo 3-1 and move top of Group B, after goals from Olmo, Torres and Moreno. They led 2-0 at the break and should have scored a few earlier in the second period, but Torres was denied on a few occasions by Ujkani, who was excellent in goal. Meanwhile at the other end of the pitch, Simon made a huge mistake, losing the ball well outside his area and Halimi capitalised and made it 2-1. However, the hosts quickly rallied and Moreno made sure of the win five minutes later as he headed home from a corner.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: SPAIN 3-1 KOSOVO
90' + 2' The hosts are comfortably seeing the game out now, keeping the ball well in midfield, just running down the clock as they seem to have clinched the three points.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
88' CHANCE! Kosovo break through the Spain defence and almost make it 3-2! Zeneli feeds the ball through to Kastrati and he just gets to it ahead of Alba and pokes a shot towards goal. However, he gets too much on it and it flies just over the crossbar.
Sergio Ramos
Eric García
86' Late change here for Spain and Ramos is on for his 180th international appearance, he replaces Garcia.
84' As it stands Spain will top Group B, with seven points from a possible six, as Sweden didn't play today. However, their next World Cup qualifier is in September and it's against Sweden.
I. Voca
B. Halimi
82' Kosovo have made a change of their own, with Halimi the man coming off and he has been replaced by Voca.
Rodri
Sergio Busquets
82' The other substitution sees Busquets leave the pitch and he has been replaced by Rodri.
Sergio Canales
Dani Olmo
82' Here come the Spain changes, with the first seeing Olmo replaced by Canales.
81' It looks like we are going to see a few more changes for both teams here, getting some fresh legs onto the pitch.
79' The other game being played in Group B today is between Greece and Georgia, with the scoreline level at 1-1 after two quick goals.
77' CHANCE! Another opportunity for Moreno! Alba whips a terrific low cross into the six-yard box, which Moreno throws himself at, but he can't quite reach it. The ball then falls to Torres at the far post, but he puts it wide from close range.
Koke
Assist
75' Koke stepped up to take the set piece, whipping it into the penalty area, perfectly onto the head of Moreno.
Gerard Moreno
Goal
75' GOAL! Moreno restores Spain’s two-goal cushion and makes it 3-1! Koke whipped a corner into the box and it was met by the head of Moreno, who was under pressure by a few players. However, he managed to flick it on and it flies into the far right corner of the net. Lovely header and surely that’ll be the game wrapped up for the hosts.
73' Another decent effort from Olmo, however, his strike from the edge of the box is well gathered by Ujkani down to his left.
72' There is still plenty of time left on the clock here, could Kosovo get something out of the game? Spain have had so many chances throughout, a few of those falling to Torres and they just haven't been able to convert.
B. Halimi
Goal
70' GOAL! Kosovo have pulled one back, it's 2-1! It comes after a huge mistake by Simon in goal, the keeper comes out for a ball that he couldn't get to and then tries to get the second ball. However, it is nicked off his toes by Halimi and he picks it up midway in the Spain half and lobs the defenders, to fire it into the back of the net. Excellent finish.
Gerard Moreno
Morata
69' The other substitution sees Morata replaced by Moreno.
Fabián Ruiz
Pedri
69' Spain have made a double change now and the first sees Pedri replaced by Fabian Ruiz.
67' There are quite a few tired players out there for Kosovo now, they've had to do so much defending. However, they have done well to make sure they've only conceded two goals.
65' Kosovo struggle away from home, with six defeats in their last eight away matches and if they lose today, then it would be three on the bounce.
63' CHANCE! It should be 3-0! The hosts catch Kosovo out at the back with a quick counter and Torres is played through on goal and he only had Ujkani to beat. However, he blasts it at him as hard as he can and the keeper makes another excellent stop.
61' ALMOST! Celina manages to find Kastrati, who skips past Garcia, after the defender slips on the edge of the box and it allows Kastrati to get into the penalty area. However, Spain get players back and Busquets just manages to clear the danger in time, although his clearance flies very close to the bottom corner and Simon dives across to make sure it goes wide.
59' Decent effort! Pedri tries to pick his spot from the edge of the penalty area, however, his strike is too close to Ujkani and the keeper makes a comfortable save.
A. Zeneli
B. Kololli
57' Another change for the visitors, with Kololli the man departing and he has been replaced by Zeneli.
L. Kastrati
M. Rashica
55' Substitution Milot Rashica Lirim Kastrati
53' Not too far away! Olmo finds time and space on the edge of the penalty area and he drills an effort towards goal, however, it flies just wide of the Kosovo goal.
52' CHANCE! The scoreline would be a lot higher if it wasn't for Ujkani, who has been excellent in goal for Kosovo today. The keeper has just denied Torres, after the winger seemed to have a clear sight at goal, following Morata's cut back into the six-yard box. However, the keeper made himself as big as possible and made a terrific stop.
51' Almost! Pedri tries to find Morata with a superb chipped ball over the top of the Kosovo defence. However, the pass just has slightly too much on it and the striker can't quite reach it.
H. Kryeziu
Yellow Card
49' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Kryeziu after he dives into a challenge with Busquets, after he lost the ball and tried to win it back. However, he caught the Spain skipper high and late. This booking means he will now miss Kosovo's next match due to suspension.
48' The second half has started the same way the first period ended, with Spain on top and dominating possession. Will they push forward in search of a third goal?
46' The second half is under way!
Kosovo have been forced to sit deep and soak up the pressure in the first half, with Spain constantly pushing forward and they look very confident of seeing this game out and taking the three points, which would take them top of Group B.
Spain are on course for a comfortable victory over Kosovo as they lead 2-0 at the break, thanks to two goals in two minutes, from Olmo and Torres. The hosts have dominated the game, with Morata and Alba both being denied by Ujkani early on. However, they eventually took the lead on 34 minutes, after Olmo found the top corner with his curling strike and Torres then doubled their lead shortly after.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: SPAIN 2-0 KOSOVO
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played at the end of the first half.
43' Almost! Pedri does well down the left wing and he drills a low cross into the box towards the near post for Morata to try and get on the end of. However, the striker seems to get his feet mixed up slightly and Kosovo manage to clear the danger.
41' There’s not long left to play before the end of the first half, can Spain extend their lead and get a third goal before the half-time whistle?
39' SAVE! Excellent stop by Ujkani to deny Morata, after the striker tried to pass the ball into the bottom right corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area. However, the keeper gets down quickly and pushes it out wide.
38' That could be the game wrapped up now, two goals in two minutes have put Spain in pole position and they look like they could score every time they push forward.
Pedri
Assist
36' The hosts open up Kosovo in midfield and Pedri spots the run of Torres down the right and he sprays it out to him superbly, before the Manchester City winger did the rest with a lovely strike.
Ferran Torres
Goal
36' GOAL! Spain double their lead as Torres makes it 2-0! What a ball it is from Pedri, sweeping it out wide to Torres, who cuts inside from the right wing and then drills it into the bottom left corner of the net. It catches the inside of the post and then flies into the back of the net. Another excellent goal.
Jordi Alba
Assist
34' Alba picked up the ball at the far post, as one of the furthest forward players and he flicks it back to Olmo, who produced a terrific finish.
Dani Olmo
Goal
34' GOAL! Spain take the lead, Olmo with the goal to make it 1-0! The goal had been coming and the hosts work it well in the final third, with Alba latching onto a cross from the right at the far post, he lays it off to Olmo, who takes a touch and curls it into the top right corner of the net. The winger was given far too much time and space to pick his spot and it is a superb finish.
32' Kosovo have won just two of their last 12 matches in all competitions, however, their last win came against Lithuania last week in a friendly.
30' We’re at the half an hour mark now and it remains goalless between Spain and Kosovo. However, the hosts have had a few good chances in front of goal.
28' Stoppage in play here as Hadergjonaj is down after being caught in the face by the arm of Alba, as the left-back tried to hold off the wing back. However, he should be fine to continue.
26' Little bit of a coming together between Torres and Kololli near the touchline and the Spanish winger is unhappy with the challenge and the pair have words. However it comes to nothing and the referee gives them a quick warning.
24' Kosovo are frustrating the hosts at times, they are defending well in numbers, with everyone back behind the ball trying to soak up the continuous Spanish pressure.
22' SAVE! Lovely spin round Dresevic by Morata in the Kosovo penalty area and he then drills a low effort towards goal. However, the shot from a tight angle is too close to Ujkani and the keeper makes an excellent stop to deny the striker.
20' Great ball into the box from the right wing by Torres! It is whipped towards the near post and Morata tries to get on the end of it, but he can't quite reach it and the visitors clear the danger.
18' It is one-way traffic at the moment, almost a matter of when rather than if Spain will score. It could be a very long game for Kosovo.
16' Blocked! Dresevic was in the right place at the right time to block a shot from Torres after Busquets played it through to him, as Kosovo fail to clear the initial danger. However, the resulting corner comes to nothing.
15' The hosts seem to be trying to walk the ball into the back of the net at the moment, they aren't getting it into the box for Morata or the other forwards to try and get on the end of.
13' Spain have been impressive at home as of late, with nine wins in their last 10 matches, which includes a 6-0 victory over Germany.
11' Another good move in the final third by Spain, this time it's Morata who feeds Pedri on the edge of the box and he perhaps could fire an effort towards goal. However, he opts to pass to Llorente and the Kosovo defence manage to see the ball out of play.
10' Perhaps a chance for Kosovo here, after Rashica is brought down by Garcia, after the Spanish defender missed his clearance and then dragged Rashica to the ground. However, the ball into the box isn't the best and Simon comes and punches clear.
8' CHANCE! Lovely build-up play between Alba and Koke, they play a quick one-two on the edge of the box and the left-back is then played through on goal, just getting to the ball ahead of Morata. However, the Kosovo keeper rushes off his line and smothers the shot from close range.
7' It is all Spain at the moment, they are dominating possession and Kosovo are having to sit deep inside their own half to soak up the pressure.
5' Wild effort! Olmo does well down the left wing, he cuts inside and then fires an effort towards goal from the edge of the penalty area. However, it flies high over the Kosovo goal.
3' Decent start here by Kosovo, they manage to work the ball into the Spain half of the pitch and Aliti then tries to whip a cross into the penalty area. However, it flies behind the Spain goal.
1' We're under way!
The teams are out on the pitch and kick off is just a few minutes away, stay tuned for all the match action!
Meanwhile Kosovo have made just one change to their starting line-up, with Zeneli missing out and he has been replaced by Dresevic.
Spain have made three changes to the side that beat Georgia, with Porro, Ruiz and Gil missing out and they have been replaced by Martinez, Koke and Olmo.
KOSOVO SUBS: Betim Fazliji, Lirim Kastrati, Eibasan Rashani, Idriz Voca, Edon Zhegrova, Leart Paqarada, Florent Hasani, Arber Zeneli, Betim Halimi, Visar Bekaj, Lirim Kastrati, Atdhe Nuhiu.
KOSOVO (3-4-1-2): Samir Ujkani; Mergim Vojvoda, Ibrahim Dresevic, Fidan Aliti; Florent Hadergjonaj, Besar Halimi, Hekuran Kryeziu, Benjamin Kololli; Bersant Celina; Milot Rashica, Vedat Muriqi.
SPAIN SUBS: Fabian Ruiz, Rodrigo, Pedro Porro, Jose Gaya, Diego Llorente, David De Gea, Sergio Canales, Robert Sanchez, Thiago, Gerard Moreno, Sergio Ramos, Mikel Oyarzabal.
SPAIN (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Marcos Llorente, Inigo Martinez, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Koke; Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata, Dani Olmo.
Meanwhile Kosovo have only played one match so far, however, they suffered a 3-0 defeat against Sweden, so they are currently bottom of the group.
Spain are unbeaten in their first two qualifying games, having drawn with Greece in the opening game, before beating Georgia 2-1 at the weekend, thanks to a stoppage time winner by Dani Olmo and they sit second in Group B, behind the leaders Sweden.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Group B World Cup qualifying clash between Spain and Kosovo.