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Diego Costa and Nolito score in Spain win over Albania

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Diego Costa scored his fourth goal for Spain

Chelsea striker Diego Costa and Manchester City’s Nolito scored as Spain beat Albania to top Group G in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Costa took advantage of an error by Albania goalkeeper Etrit Berisha in the 56th minute to break the deadlock on a rainy night in Shkoder.

Substitute Nolito then finished off a slick team move to seal the win.

Premier League players David de Gea, Nacho Monreal and David Silva all featured for Spain in the 2-0 win.

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Match ends, Albania 0, Spain 2.

Second Half ends, Albania 0, Spain 2.

Sergio Busquets (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bekim Balaj (Albania).

Diego Costa (Spain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mergim Mavraj (Albania).

Attempt missed. David Silva (Spain) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Nolito (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Berat Djimsiti (Albania).

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Elseid Hysaj.

Isco (Spain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andi Lila (Albania).

Foul by Nolito (Spain).

Mergim Mavraj (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Albania. Andi Lila tries a through ball, but Elseid Hysaj is caught offside.

Iñigo Martínez (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andi Lila (Albania).

Isco (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Migjen Basha (Albania).

Foul by Diego Costa (Spain).

Mergim Mavraj (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Spain. Iñigo Martínez replaces Sergio Ramos because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sergio Ramos (Spain) because of an injury.

Foul by Isco (Spain).

Migjen Basha (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Spain. Isco replaces Andrés Iniesta.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Jahmir Hyka.

Substitution, Albania. Jahmir Hyka replaces Taulant Xhaka.

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Spain).

Odise Roshi (Albania) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Bekim Balaj (Albania).

Attempt saved. Sergio Ramos (Spain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Koke.

Mergim Mavraj (Albania) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Diego Costa (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mergim Mavraj (Albania).

Substitution, Albania. Migjen Basha replaces Ledian Memushaj.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Berat Djimsiti.

Foul by Nolito (Spain).

Naser Aliji (Albania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37602947