Morata joins Torres as Spain's joint-top scorer at Euros

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by

Morata joins Torres as Spain's joint-top scorer at Euros

The striker got his second of the tournament when he scored during extra time against Croatia

Alvaro Morata has joined Fernando Torres as Spain's top scorer at European Championships.

The striker struck in extra-time as La Roja beat Croatia 5-3 over 120 minutes to progress to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

Morata now has two goals to his name in the tournament, having also found the net in the 1-1 draw with Poland in matchday two.

What record has Morata matched

Having netted three times in Euro 2016, the 28-year-old's tally in European Championships now stands at five.

That puts him level with Fernando Torres and one ahead of Barcelona great David Villa.

A first ever for Spain

Five different scorers were involved in Spain's win against Croatia.

It's the first time they have had five different players hit the net in one game at either a European Championship or World Cup.

The 5-3 win comes just days after they trounced Slovakia 5-0 and it is the first time any team at a Euros has scored five or more goals in consecutive matches.

Azpilicueta sets a Spain record

Cesar Azpilicueta picked a good time to get his first goal for La Roja. The Chelsea star headed in Spain's second goal to give them the lead.

At 31 years and 304 days, he is his nation's oldest scorer at a European Championship.

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