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Isco's highlights Vs Albania show what a complete playmaker he really is

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Spain booked their place at the World Cup in Russia next year with a 3-0 win over Albania in Alicante on Friday night.

Thanks to goals from Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alcantara, La Roja cannot be caught at the top of Group G in qualifying and confined Italy to second place.

Spain tore through Albania to score all of their goals inside the first 26 minutes, but then proceeded to take their foot off the gas pedal and coast to victory over the minnows, much to the chagrin of boss Julen Lopetugui.

After struggling to live up to the high standards the nation set after winning back-to-back European championships and a World Cup earlier this decade, Spain seems like they are ready to contend for a World Cup again.

In fact, for Isco's goal on the night, 10 players were involved in the build-up. It only took Spain 18 touches and 51 seconds to get from David De Gea in goal to Isco in the box before he rifled in a blistering finish.

A video has emerged of Isco's display on the night and it's safe to say it is well worth a watch.

The Real Madrid star has really blossomed over the past six months and he has become an integral part of both his club's and Spain's midfield in the process.

As you can see from the video below, the 25-year-old showed some insane footwork against a helpless Albania on Friday night:

Albania will take some comfort in the fact that they are far from the first team to suffer at the feet of Isco.

Back when Spain spanked Italy 3-0 in September, Isco performed one of the most brutal nutmegs in history on Marco Veratti, one of the best midfielders in the world.

"I suffered a lot against Isco," Verratti said after the final whistle of the defeat.

"I was taken aback by his performance. Not even Messi has come close to that level. When I saw his nutmeg, I felt like standing up and applauding too."

It's honestly hard to believe Isco was struggling to get into the Real Madrid side for large parts of last season.

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