Spain stun Malta with SEVEN NIL win in Euro 2020 qualifier

Spain destroyed Malta in a 7-0 rout in Cadiz, as Roberto Moreno's side showed no signs of easing up, despite already securing their Euro 2020 qualification.

La Roja sealed their place in next summer's tournament, with two games to spare in qualifying, and Moreno took the opportunity to test some of his younger players against Malta.

His new look side took a while to get going, but hit their stride after the break to rack up their highest scoring international win since beating Lichtenstein 8-0 back in 2017.

Atletico Madrid striker got the hosts up and running on 23 minutes, taking advantage of some pinball inside the Malta box, to scramble home Gerard Moreno's knock down.

Santi Cazorla then netted his first Spain goal since 2015, as he finished off a flowing attack finished with a threaded ball into the area from Moreno.

Moreno's side hit Malta with two quick fire goals just after the hour mark, to dispel any slight chances of a Malta upset.

Substitute scored on his debut, just two minutes after coming, as he nudged home fellow substitute Paco Alcacer's flick on from a corner, before Pablo Sarabia blasted home his first international goal just after.

Dani Olmo cam on for his debut on 71 minutes, and netted his first goal three minutes later, tapping home Thiago Alcantara's pass.

However, Spain were not finished there, as Moreno got the goal his performance deserved with a quarter of an hour to go, tucking home Juan Bernat's low ball.

Former Manchester City man Jesus Navas rounded off a dominant night for Spain with eight minutes left, as he arrowed an effort into the top corner from 20 yards. 

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