Well, that was never really in any doubt. The only disappointment for Spain will be that they didn't reach double figures, and that tells you everything you need to know about this game. Liechtenstein never stood a chance. You do wonder what the point in these games are.
- 2nd Half
- Göppel (o.g.)89'
- 1/2 Time
- 1st Half
Liechtenstein - Spain
World Cup Qualification UEFA - 6 September 2017
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- End of 2nd Half
FULL TIME: Liechtenstein 0-8 Spain
ASPAS SHOT IS BLOCKED! Morata tries to create the shooting chance for himself, but has to pass to Aspas instead. However, the Celta Vigo striker's effort is blocked on the edge of the box.
Just two minutes of stoppage time to be played at the end of the match.
- Own-goalMaximilian GöppelLiechtenstein
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liechtenstein 0 Spain 8 (89 mins - Goppel own goal). That's unfortunate for the home side. Deulofeu crosses first time into the box, but Goppel gets his feet all wrong and deflects the ball into his own net.
The camera pans to Asensio on the bench. The Real Madrid youngster has been given rest this evening, which will probably do him good. He's played a lot of football early on this season.
Referee, is there any way we can just blow the full time whistle here? In fact, you should have blown the whistle at half time. You've wasted everyone's time by playing the second half.
Spain are finally taking it easy now. They probably realise that they are not going to make it to double figures and so they are pinging the passes around to see out this game.
- OffFranz BurgmeierLiechtenstein
- OnSandro WolfingerLiechtenstein
Another change for the hosts...
MORATA SHOT AT THE NEAR POST! The Spain striker is released in behind the Liechtenstein backline, but Jehle makes a good save to deny Morata from claiming his hat-trick.
That yellow card means that Busquets will actually miss next month's qualifier against Albania. Why did he need to do that? That's the one downside of this evening for Spain.
- Yellow cardSergio BusquetsSpain
Busquets sees yellow for halting a Liechtenstein counter attack. He didn't really need to do that.
- OffMichele PolverinoLiechtenstein
- OnAron SeleLiechtenstein
Here's a change for the hosts, but it doesn't really matter at this stage.
I don't mean this to sound patronising, but if Liechtenstein can halt Spain from getting to double figures, then that could be considered something of a success given the visitors' standard.
Worth noting that both Aspas and Morata are on hat tricks. Those two players will be keen to make an impression this evening and so I wouldn't expect them to take it easy until full time.
This Spain team are going all out to get to double figures. If anything, the intensity of their play has actually increased since the half time break, when they found themselves 4-0 up.
MONREAL SHOULD HAVE SCORED! The Arsenal defender gets on the end of a freekick delivery into the box, but he somehow put his header over when he should have scored.
Liechtenstein for the first time in the match have the chance to break on the counter attack, but Busquets is back there to make the challenge and launch another Spain attack.
How didn't anyone in white get on the end of that cross into the area? The delivery by Nacho into the box was excellent, but Morata didn't seem to be willing to throw himself at it.
WIDE OF THE NET! The ball from Iniesta to the back post was splendid, but Nacho couldn't make the correct contact and the header flashes wide of the post when he should have hit the target.
What's surely quite daunting for Liechtenstein is that there is still a quarter of this match to go and Spain are still pressing for more goals with the scoreline already sitting at 7-0.
Of course, this is just illustrative of how many options Spain have. Consider how Mata has been in sparkling form for Man Utd this season, and yet he's not even in the squad.
Aspas and Deulofeu have been bright since coming off the bench for Spain. Both of them are keen to make an impression and show what they can do for Lopetegui.
This is just silly now. What's the point in games like these? Spain are running the minnows ragged, but what are Liechtenstein supposed to do? It's just not competitive, at all.
- GoalIago AspasSpain
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liechtenstein 0 Spain 7 (62 mins - Iago Aspas). So this game is definitely heading towards double figures, if you ask me. Aspas rounds the keeper from a tight angle and fires home a finish at the near post.
This could feasibly reach double figures. Spain don't seem to be letting up, with the players coming off the bench keen to make an impression. There could be a few more left in this one.
That cross into the area seemed to take Thiago by surprise. It was fired into the Bayern Munich man by Deulofeu, and so he couldn't get it under control at the near post.
WHAT A SAVE! The cross was lumped into Morata, with the Chelsea powering a header towards goal, but Jehle pulls off a magnificent stop to prevent Spain from adding a seventh.
- OnGerard DeulofeuSpain
There's another change from Spain and Deulofeu will have 30 minutes to make an impression.
- Yellow cardSandro WieserLiechtenstein
Well that's an easy decision for the referee to make. That was a clear foul on Pedro.
Morata now has five goals in this group. That's not a bad return for a player who hasn't even started the majority of the games for Spain. He's a great option for them to have.
- GoalÁlvaro MorataSpain
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liechtenstein 0 Spain 6 (53 mins - Alvaro Morata). Morata gets his second goal of the night, controlling a wonderful pass from Aspas and essentialy walking it into the net. This is becoming a real mauling now.
Of course, Aspas will also be looking to impress. Opportunities at international level have been rare for the former Liverpool forward, but he could notch a few this evening.
The disappointment from Morata at not scoring that goal himself was obvious. The Chelsea striker will want to boost his international scoring record and he should have done so there.
- GoalIago AspasSpain
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liechtenstein 0 Spain 5 (50 mins - Iago Aspas). Well, Spain have their fifth goal of the night, but Morata realy should have scored it himself. He headed against the bar from close range, and Aspas was on hand to finish from close range.
ISCO CROSS! The Real Madrid playmaker gets to the byline and squares a cross into the box, but Jehle pulls off a good diving save to prevent the ball from reaching Morata.
- OffDavid SilvaSpain
- OnIago AspasSpain
And there's also a rare opportunity for Aspas.
- OffSergio RamosSpain
Spain have made a couple of changes at the break, with Nacho coming on for the away side.
- 2nd Half
The second half is under way in Vaduz! Spain have a 4-0 lead over the hosts.
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- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Liechteinstein 0-4 Spain. The first half comes to a close and as you would expect, Spain are in complete control. They'll have their eyes on scoring a few more after the break.
Ramos isn't even playing as a right back this evening, he's playing as a right winger! The Real Madrid centre back is living out all his dreams. This is where he wants to play!
Spain took their foot off the pedal in the middle section of the half, but now they are pressing once more. They want to find a fifth before the half time interval. Y'know, just to be sure.
MAJOR MISTAKE FROM DE GEA! The Spain goalkeeper slips as he attempts to pass out from the back, but the shot is straight at De Gea. Liechteinstein should have made more of that.
- GoalDavid SilvaSpain
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liechteinstein 0 Spain 4 (39 mins - David Silva). There's the fourth goal of the game for Spain and what a beauty it is! Silva whips a left footed freekick towards goal and finds the top corner of the Liechteinsten net. Great strike.
This is complete control from Spain. They are camped on the edge of the opposition penalty area, probing for a way through. Although some may look at it as toying instead.
ACROSS THE FACE OF GOAL! Good play between Isco and Pedro results in the former playing a low pass across the face of goal, but Morata just couldn't get on the end of it.
I reckon Isco could take on this while Liechteinstein team on his own and beat them. I'm being entirely serious. I reckon he could dribble past all 11 players and score if he wanted to.
I'm not really sure what's going on, but Goppel has hit the ground and there are some concerned Liechteinstein players around him. It was a clash with Thiago that appeared to do damage.
Well, you don't see that often. Pedro commits a foul throw and Liechteinstein have the ball in the Spain half for pretty much the first time in the match. And that's not an exaggeration.
GOOD SAVE! Iniesta slides in Morata, who was in behind the Liechteinstein backline, but his shot is saved by Jehle, who goes some way to making amends for his blunder earlier.
MORATA IS OFFSIDE! Well, there's another terrible decision. Morata flicks home a header from a Silva cross, but the flag is raised for offside when replays show that he wasn't.
That's one of the strangest decisions I've ever seen. The ball was played to Ramos down the right side, but the flag was raised for offside. He was genuinely about 10 feet onside.
Liecteinstein only lost 2-0 to Albania at the weekend, but this is a completely different challenge for them. Spain are toying with them. Genuinely, the hosts are struggling for a touch of the ball.
Silva is drifting basically wherever he wants on the pitch. That's the freedom this kind of game affords you. Liechteinstein have hardly had a touch of the ball. Little to concern Spain.
Iniesta has been in the news this week, with the Barcelona playmaker reportedly on the radar of Juventus. The veteran midfielder is out of contract at the end of the current season.
Spain have so many options in the final it's silly. This is a second string side in places, but there's still so much in the way of creativity. They have to be one of the favourites for the World Cup.
Morata will be especially pleased with his goal. The Chelsea striker will be looking at this game as a chance to fill his boots and that's what he looks set to do. He'll be targeting a hat trick.
This could now get rather ugly for the minnows. They have conceded three goals in the opening 20 minutes and it's rather apparent that Spain are, as expected, on a completely different planet.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liechteinstein 0 Spain 3 (16 mins - Isco). Well, that's just a bit embarressing for Jehle. He completely misses his kick, allowing Morata to nip in and set up Isco for the finish into the empty net. Spain have a 3-0 lead.
- GoalÁlvaro MorataSpain
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liechteinstein 0 Spain 2 (15 mins - Alvaro Morata). There's the second goal for Spain! Iniesta plays a one-two for Isco, with the Barcelona man playing a chipped cross for Morata, who heads home into the far corner.
Spain are taking this easy. There's not much in the way of tempo to their play, but that's because they aren't having to play with tempo. Liechteinstein are inviting the pressure on top of themselves.
Last time Liechteinstein played Spain, they actually went into the half time break just one goal behind. It already looks like they might be on the end of a thumping here, though.
It was a nice idea from Thiago, bursting to the byline before squaring for Silva, but the Manchester City playmaker just couldn't get the ball under control inside the penalty area.
Pique and Ramos are already playing like central midfielders and we're only about 10 minutes into this match. There won't be much for them to do in the way of defending, in truth.
It had been expected that Villa would be given a game tonight, but the veteran striker suffered an injury in training and so has returned to New York City FC to undergo treatment.
Isco was the standout for Spain in that game against Italy and there is a real sense that the Real Madrid playmaker is starting to become a defining figure for his country as well.
Spain went clear at the top of their World Cup qualification group with Saturday night's win over Italy. Lopetegui's side were hugely impressive against the Azzurri at the Bernabeu.
CHANCE FOR MORATA! The cross from Silva from the left side was a good one, causing problems for the home defence, but Morata just couldn't make a connection in the box.
ISCO SHOT ON GOAL! The Real Madrid player has his first shot on goal of the evening, curling an effort towards the target, but Jehle watches it all the way and makes the save.
There's also a place for Morata, who will be looking to fill his boots and boost his international goalscoring record this evening. The Chelsea man will surely have opportunities.
As I was saying before the goal, there are places in this Spain team for a few peripheral figures tonight. Pedro is playing at right back! Although it looks more like a three at the back.
That was truly atrocious defending from the home side. Of course, it's difficult to keep a hold of someone from Ramos at a set piece, but the defender wasn't even challenged in the air.
- GoalSergio RamosSpain
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Liechteinstein 0 Spain 1 (2 mins - Sergio Ramos). Well, there's the first goal and unsurprisingly it's gone the way of Spain. The freekick was floated into the area and Ramos leaped highest to get on the end of it, heading into the net with the goalkeeper missing.
So Lopetegui has made a number of changes to his Spain team for this game. There's a place for Thiago in the middle of the pitch, with Monreal included at left back. This is a chance for a few.
- 1st Half
The match is under way! It's Liechteinstein against Spain in World Cup qualification.
TEAM NEWS: Liechteinstein - Jehle, Quintans, Malin, Kaufmann, Goppel, Buchel, Salanovic, Hasler, Wieser, Burgmeier, Polverino. /// Spain - De Gea, Pique, Ramos, Monreal, Iniesta, Busquets, Thiago, Isco, Pedro, Morata, Silva.
I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. How many will Spain notch tonight? Can they reach double figures? Tweet me!
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