Watch: Liechtenstein goalie's absolute hack job clearing ball leads to easy Spanish goal, top contender for brain explosion of the year

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Spain cruised to an 8-0 win over last-place Liechtenstein to stay in control of Group G in European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup this morning.

Alvaro Morata and Iago Aspas each scored two goals as Spain maintained its three-point advantage over second-place Italy with two matches remaining.

Spain also scored through Sergio Ramos, Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, David Silva and an own goal by Max Goeppel as it repeated its 8-0 victory over Liechtenstein last year, securing at least second place in the group for the 2010 world champions.

However, the easiest goal went to Isco after a horrid clearance from Liechtenstein goal keeper Peter Jehle saw him miss the ball completely and leave the goal unattended for Spain to tap the ball in.

Spain has a far better goal difference than Italy, which it beat 3-0 on Saturday, so it can virtually secure first place — and a spot for next year's tournament in Russia — with a home win against Albania in Alicante on Oct. 6.

Spain's last loss in World Cup qualifying was in November 1993.

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