Spain 3-0 Turkey, Euro 2016 RESULT: Alvaro Morata brace and Nolito effort sees European champions reach last-16
- Alvaro Morata and Nolito fired Spain into 2-0 lead before half-time
- Morata then doubled lead three minutes into second half
- Spain starting XI: De Gea, Juanfran, Ramos, Pique, Alba (Azpilicueta), Busquets, Iniesta, Fabregas (Koke), Silva (Soriano), Nolito, Morata
- Turkey starting XI: Volkan, Gonul, Topal, Balta, Erkin, Tufan, Inan (Malli), Ozyakup (Sahan), Calhanoglu (Sahin), Yilmaz, Turan
- Czech Republic drew 2-2 with Croatia in match marred by crowd violence
- Click here to read the full match report from Nice
On a day when sickening violence and brutality cast its shadow over Euro 2016 once again, it was left to the artists of Spain to remind us just how beautiful this game can be.
Some may question how this Spanish team compares to the European champions of 2008 and 2012, and they were far from convincing in an opening Group D victory over the Czech Republic.
But as the tournament was subjected to another depressing display of hooliganism courtesy of Croatia, Vicente Del Bosque’s side demonstrated in emphatic fashion that they will not be giving up their title without a fight.
Defending champions Spain will try and secure their spot in the last-16 of Euro 2016 when they take on Turkey at the Stade de Nice on Friday night.
The reigning champions left it late to beat the Czech Republic in their opening match, winning courtesy of Gerard Pique’s 87th-minute goal.
Turkey need something to avoid elimination after losing their opening game to Croatia after Luka Modric fired home the winner.
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