Euro 2016: Morato double boosts Spain hopes of Euro treble

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Euro 2016: Morato double boosts Spain hopes of Euro treble
Morata celebrates Spain's first goal.

Nice - Vicente del Bosque's men bossed the Group D tie from the kickoff

By AFP

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Published: Sat 18 Jun 2016, 8:56 AM

Last updated: Sun 19 Jun 2016, 8:51 AM

Defending European champions Spain booked their place in the last 16 round of Euro 2016 on Friday with a convincing 3-0 win against Turkey in Nice.
Vicente del Bosque's men bossed the Group D tie from the kickoff, with Juventus striker Morata scoring twice, either side of Nolito's first competitive international goal, to keep Spain's momentum rolling after Gerard Pique headed home a late winner against the Czech Republic in their opening game. 

However, it was once again Barcelona's midfield maestro Andres Iniesta who claimed the man-of-the-match award.
"We showed our winning mentality and great team spirit here tonight," said Andres Iniesta, who was awarded man-of-the-match."It depends on ourselves how far we go here, the feelings we have are very positive at the moment," said Iniesta.
Spain can seal top spot in the pool with just a draw against Croatia in their final group game on Tuesday. Turkey need to beat the Czech Republic in their final match and hope other results go their way to have any chance of progressing as one of the four best third-placed sides from the six groups.
Turkey could also face UEFA sanctions after sections of their support lit flares and threw firecrackers onto the pitch at full-time.
Spain, aiming for an unprecedented third consecutive Euros title, can seal top spot in the pool with just a draw against Croatia in their final group game on Tuesday.
Turkey need to beat the Czech Republic in their final match and hope other results go their way to have any chance of progressing as one of the four best third-placed sides from the six groups.


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