Spain and Portugal draw for fifth time in row

Ricardo Horta struck on his first Portugal appearance in almost eight years as they drew with Spain in their Nations League opener in Seville. Spain’s Alvaro Morata scored the opening goal, finishing off a slick move involving Gavi and Pablo Sarabia. Braga’s Horta, who won a first cap as a teenager in 2014, came off the bench and tucked home…

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Spain edge Albania in a friendly match

Dani Olmo scored a stoppage-time winner for Spain as they snatched victory over Albania at RCDE Stadium. Substitute Myrto Uzuni thought he had secured a draw for the visitors after a fortuitous goal with their only shot on target five minutes from time. Ferran Torres opened the scoring for Spain after 75 minutes. The hosts dominated possession and deserved victory…

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Spain lose maiden World Cup qualifiers game in 28 years

Sweden 2-1 Spain

Spain suffered their first World Cup qualifying defeat since 1993. The European giants lost 2-1 against Sweden to end La Roja’s 66-game run. Carlos Soler volleyed Luis Enrique’s Spain into an early lead in Stockholm on his international debut. But just 12 seconds after play resumed Alexander Isak took advantage of a defensive mistake to slam home. Viktor Claesson controlled…

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