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Olmo on target as Spain move top with win over Kosovo

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Spain went top of FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group B after goals from Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres and Gerard Moreno earned Luis Enrique's side a 3-1 win over Kosovo.

Dani Olmo, who netted a last-minute winner to spare Spain's blushes in a 2-1 victory over Georgia, opened the scoring against Kosovo with a sumptuous finish.

Ferran Torres followed up quickly with a confidently taken second, allowing Spain to breathe a sigh of relief as a campaign that got off to a stuttering start began to gather pace.

A blunder from goalkeeper Unai Simon allowed Kosovo's Besar Halimi to pull one back, but Moreno headed home to seal victory and give Spain a one-point lead over Sweden, who have a game in hand in Group B.

Alvaro Morata turned his marker in the 22nd minute but fired straight at the legs of Samir Ujkani from six yards out.

Olmo's opener arrived just over 11 minutes later when Jordi Alba's pass found him on the edge of the penalty area and he sent a superb curling shot into the top corner.

It took Spain only a minute and 20 seconds to double the lead, Torres powering into the box before scoring with a fierce low drive into the far corner from 12 yards.

Kosovo caused a scare in the second half when Marcos Llorente had to be alert to dispossess Vedat Muriqi as he bore down on goal, having easily beaten Eric Garcia on his way through.

Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon then won a challenge on the edge of his box before sprinting into a second tackle 35 yards out of his goal, only to lose out to Halimi who lobbed into the unguarded net.

Moreno, on as a second-half substitute for Morata, headed Koke's corner into the far corner with 15 minutes left to avoid a nervous finish.

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