Picture : 16 year old Yamal's first start with Spain !
Statistics on Euro 2024 qualifiers of 7-12 September
*Spain have scored 6+ goals in two consecutive matches (7-1 vs Georgia, 6-0 vs Cyprus) for the 2nd time in their history.
For the first time it happened nearly 90 years ago (13-0 in a friendly vs Bulgaria on 21 May 1933, 9-0 vs Portugal in a World Cup qualifier on 11 March 1934).
*Spain have scored in each of their last 23 home Euro qualifiers.
*Spain have won 32 of their last 33 home Euro qualifiers. The only exception game was the 0-1 defeat from Greece in June 2003.
*Spain's 4-0 advantage after the first halftime vs Georgia is their biggest playing as a visitor; the same intermediate score was repeated vs Francia in 1922, vs Chile in 1960 and vs Liechtenstein in 2017.
*Álvaro Morata has scored vs Georgia his first hat-trick for Spain in this game.
*Lamine Yamal, in addition to number of records established in the game vs Georgia, set another one vs Cyprus: he became the youngest ever Spain’s starter (16 years 61 days).
*Gavi has scored vs Cyprus the 1,500th goal in the history of the Spanish team.
*Alex Baena made vs Cyprus his debut for Spain and scored just 1 minute 11 seconds after coming on as a substitute.
Only two players in the team history took less time for scoring the first goal, Fernando Morientes (53 seconds, on 2 March 1998 vs Sweden 4-0) and Pau Torres (59 seconds, on 15 November 2019 vs Malta 7-0).
*The defeat in the match vs Spain (1-7) became the all-time largest for Georgia. Previously, their heaviest defeats were with 5-goal difference (vs Romania 0-5 in 1996 and vs Denmark 1-6 in 2005).
Georgia also conceded so much (7 goals) for the first in their history.
*Portugal’s 9-0 win over Luxembourg, achieved without suspended Cristiano Ronaldo, became their new all-time biggest victory, surpassing three 8-0 wins (vs Liechtenstein in 1994 and 1999, vs Kuwait in 2003).
*As for Luxembourg, they repeated their largest ever defeat. Previously, they lost with 0-9 score also vs Germany on 4 August 1936 and vs England twice, on 19 October 1960 and 15 December 1982.
*Kyle Walker, England’s scorer vs Ukraine (1-1), became at the age of 33 years 104 days their second-oldest player to score his first goal, after Jimmy Moore vs Sweden in May 1923 (34 years 10 days).
*Erling Haaland has scored vs Georgia (2-1) his 25th goal for Norway (in 26 games) becoming the all-time joint-second scorer of his country along with Harald Hennum.
Haaland is 8 goals away from the record holder Jorgen Juve (33 goals).