Scintillating Spain beat insipid Italy 3- 0 at the Bernabeu to take the lead in Group G in the European Group.Isco scored one off a free kick and one more from open play.Alvaro Morata added a third to complete the rout on the road to Russia.
Spain have to play tiny Liechtenstein next week next.Then they have a home game against Albania and an away game against Israel in October.
As only the top team of each of the 9 groups goes through directly to Russia Italy will hope that they lose one of those games if they are to avoid the playoffs.The eight best ranked second teams go into the play offs.
France,Switzerland,Germany,Serbia,Poland,England,Belgium and Ukraine currently head the other groups.Latest group standings can be seen here..
Highlights of that Isco inspired Spanish win …