World Cup qualifiers: Spain wins, Macedonia holds Italy

Spain defeated Albania 3-0 in a World Cup qualifiers match on Friday, while Italy was held 1-1 by Macedonia.

Action during a World Cup qualifiers match between Spain and Albania on Friday.   -  AP

Spain defeated Albania 3-0 in a World Cup qualifiers match on Friday, while Italy was held 1-1 by Macedonia.

For Spain, Rodrigo scored the first goal in the 16 minute, followed by Isco in 23 minutes. Even before Albania could settle down, Thiago Alcantara added to the woes, scoring the third goal for Spain in 26th minute.

                                                                Match reports

Spain 3 Albania 0

Italy 1 Macedonia 1

Georgia 0 Wales 1

Giorgio Chielleni scored in the 40th minute to give Italy the advantage, but equations changed in the second half, with Aleksandar Trajkovski equalising in the 77th minute.

In another match, Georgia lost 0-1 to Wales. The winning side rode on a Tom Lawrence's 49th minute goal to have the final laugh.