Spain have got off to the perfect start in their final Group E match against Japan as they look to keep hold of top spot.
The opening exchanges had been fairly even with La Roja enjoying a lot of possession without looking too threatening.
However, Gavi’s initial cross was cleared as far as Cesar Azpilicueta. The veteran delivered an inch-perfect cross for Alvaro Morata, and he headed home from six-yards out to opening the scoring.
MORATA PUTS SPAIN ON TOP 🇪🇸
That makes 3 goals in 3 games for Morata 🔥 pic.twitter.com/J4m43tlzPn
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— Fast Footy Goals (@fast_footygoals) December 1, 2022
Alvaro Morata makes it 3 goals in 3 games with this bullet header!! 🙌🇪🇸
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That goal is Morata’s third in three games at this year’s World Cup, taking his joint top of the scoring charts.