Look: Isco scores one of the best team goals ever that involves 10 players for Spain

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We all know Spain have been the masters of 'tika-taka' football for the past decade or so, but sometimes they can still amaze us.

Although Germany have ascended to the top of the international food chain in recent years with their victories at the World Cup, Confederations Cup and Under-21 European Championships, Spain remain a heavyweight contender heading into the World Cup in Russia next year.

Whilst the powers of David Villa, Fernando Torres and Andreas Iniesta have waned or departed, Spain's new crop of talent isn't bad either.

The 2010 World Cup winners booked their place in Russia next year with a game to spare after a 3-0 win over Albania on Friday night.

Goals from Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alcantara sealed the deal for the home side, but there was something special about Isco's effort in particular.

The Real Madrid man, 25, thumped home his finish after receiving a pass from Atletico Madrid man Koke.

While replays only show the final few passes of the move, the goal was far more spectacular than the highlights suggest.

Indeed, 10 players were involved in making Isco's goal. The move began with David De Gea in goal and 10 players touched it before the ball found the back of the net after only 18 touches. That, by all accounts, is outrageous. Take a look at the image courtesy of Marca.


As expected, Gerard Pique received loud boos from large sections of the crowd for his stance on Catalan independence in what could be viewed as the only blemish on the night.

Coach Julen Lopetegui was happy with what his side managed to do inside the first half an hour of the game when they led 3-0, but he felt they took the gas off too much from there.

Spain v Albania - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

"We played a very good half hour, but then I was unhappy as we lost control," he explained in an interview with TVE.

"We were expecting an Albania team like this," he suggested."They are a good team who we felt would arrive with a desire to play well, we had to be prepared to keep the ball on the floor and ignore the emotions surrounding qualification."

Either way, if Spain keeps playing football like they did for Isco's goal, they'll be very hard to stop next summer.

Fernando Torres
Spain Football

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