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2021-22 FIFA World Cup Qualifying - UEFA, Group Stage
  • Dani Olmo (34')
  • Ferrán Torres (36')
  • Gerard Moreno (75')
  • Besar Halimi (70')

Spain make light work of Kosovo despite goalkeeping gaffe

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Spain hang on for the win despite Kosovo stunner (1:53)

Dani Olmo and Ferran Torres lift Spain to a 3-1 victory over Kosovo in Seville. (1:53)

Spain pulled off a convincing 3-1 win at home to Kosovo in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday although goalkeeper Unai Simon had a night to forget, committing a tremendous blunder far from his area to cost his side a goal.

Dani Olmo gave Spain a deserved lead in the 34th minute with a delicate chip to add to his stoppage-time winner against Georgia in their previous outing, while Ferran Torres fired in the second goal two minutes later.

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Spain looked in total control as they dominated possession and played with purpose but they allowed Kosovo back into the game in the 70th minute when Simon lost the ball after rushing out of his box and Besar Halimi ruthlessly pounced and scored from a distance.

The home side promptly restored their two-goal cushion five minutes later though thanks to a header from Gerard Moreno and saw out the win to move top of Group B with seven points after three games.