MORATA CONTINUES SCORING FORM

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For Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, the 24-year-old just can’t stop scoring as he has taken his scoring form to his national team.

Morata was on target for Spain as they defeated Italy 3-0 in a World Cup qualifying game on Saturday night.

Spain were already two goals up, with Real Madrid’s Isco netting a brace, when our centre-forward was introduced with just 20 minutes left on the clock. Seven minutes after coming on, Morata was involved in a swift Spain counter-attack and it was he who finished the move with a close-range shot at the far post to make it three for Spain. He had the ball in the net again before the end of the game but the offside flag was up.

The result ends Italy’s long unbeaten record in qualifiers for the World Cup or Euros which stretched back to 2006 and included many games under the stewardship of Antonio Conte.

Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro were unused subs against Italy.

Chelsea’s summer signing Ethan Ampadu, who’s with the development squad, was an unused sub in Wales’ 1-0 win over Austria. This is Ampadu’s first time in the Wales squad. His nation move two points behind second place in their group.

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