Spain: De Gea; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Piqué, Jordi Alba; Koke, Busquets, Iniesta (Morata 72’); David Silva, Marco Asensio (Saúl Ñíguez 78’), Isco (David Villa 89’). 4-3-3.
Italy: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Darmian; De Rossi, Verratti; Candreva (Bernardeschi 70’), Insigne, Spinazzola; Belotti (Eder 70’), Immobile (Gabbiardini 78’). 3-2-3-2.
1-0. 13. Isco. Curled free kick over the defensive wall wide of Buffon.
2-0. 40. Isco. Picked up Iniesta pass and turned low shot past keeper.
3-0. 77. Morata. Combined with Ramos on breakaway to score on far post.
Yellow cards: Verratti 04’, Bonucci 12’.
Spain are almost through to the World Cup finals after they beat Italy 3-0 in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium! Isco scored twice in the first half, the opener from a direct free kick and the second with a low shot past Buffon, and substitute Morata combined with Sergio Ramos to complete the scoring later on in the second half. The result takes Julen Lopetegui’s side three points clear of their rivals, and two wins in their last three games against Liechtenstein, Albania and Israel will ensure their berth in Russia next summer.