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Morata scores twice as Spain defeat Malta

Alvaro Morata scored both goals as Spain laboured to a Euro 2020 qualifying win in Malta.

With 173 places separating the nations in the world rankings, an experimental Spain side controlled possession but struggled to break down the hosts.

Atletico Madrid striker Morata, on-loan from Chelsea, slid in from a tight angle in the first half, adding a second with a firm header from Jesus Navas' cross.

Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was barely needed as Spain remain unbeaten.

The three-time European champions, who were knocked out in the last 16 at Euro 2016, started their qualifying campaign with a narrow 2-1 home win against Norway on Saturday.

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