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Japan fan TAUNTS Alvaro Morata after win over group rivals

Japan caused their second shock of this year’s World Cup as they came from 1-0 down to beat Spain 2-1, topping Group E as a result. After their opening group fixture win over Germany, their supporters certainly didn’t think they’d be able to upset the 2010 champions, but that’s exactly what happened as Hajime Moriyasu’s team took the three points.
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World Cup 2022 stats: Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Rashford, Alvaro Morata, Cody Gakpo in Golden Boot race

The group stage is complete in what has been a wild World Cup that has gifted us with goals scored left, right and center. Fourtneen braces have been scored, and the Golden Boot race is getting tight as Alvaro Morata has joined the ranks with his third goal in Spain's 2-1 loss to Japan. The clean sheet leaderboard is hard to separate while Harry Kane has regained his spot atop the assist leaderboard with three. Nayef Aguerd has also taken the dubious record of scoring the first own goal of this World Cup but was quickly joined by Manuel Neuer as Germany crashed out at the group stage despite defeating Costa Rica 4-2.
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Spain vs Germany player ratings: Super subs thrive as Alvaro Morata and Niclas Fullkrug score off bench

Spain and Germany fought out a 1-1 draw to leave Luis Enrique’s side close to the World Cup 2022 last 16, but Hansi Flick’s outfit needing results to go their way next time out.A first half of relatively few chances saw the woodwork struck and the ball in the net, though neither chance was ultimately rewarded. Dani Olmo’s fierce shot was tipped onto the bar and away, while Antonio Rudiger’s header was ruled out for offside.The game opened up more second half and substitute Alvaro Morata flicked in the all-important first goal, before Germany scored their first open play...

Spain 1-1 Germany: Niclas Fullkrug equaliser cancels out Alvaro Morata goal as World Cup Group E goes to wire

Niclas Fullkrug's late goal salvaged a 1-1 draw with Spain as Germany just about kept their World Cup campaign on track at the Al Bayt Stadium. Alvaro Morata had come off the bench to give Spain the lead earlier in the second half but fellow substitute Fullkrug fired beyond Unai Simon to change the mood as Germany earned their first point of the 2022 World Cup following their shock defeat to Japan.

Alvaro Morata offers World Cup fitness boost

Spain star Alvaro Morata has confirmed he will be fit for the start of the 2022 World Cup. The Atletico Madrid striker is one of the most experienced players in Luis Enrique’s 26-man squad in Qatar, with more international goals than any other player in the current La Roja ranks (27).

Man United linked with signing Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata has become the latest player to be heavily linked with Manchester United, as the club scrambles to strengthen their squad. United had previously bid for Marko Arnautovic, but due to a combination of fan backlash and poor behaviour in his past, the deal did not go through. With...

Bayern Munich reject opportunity to sign Alvaro Morata

Barcelona continues to be vocal about their pursuit of signing Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich. The Spanish club’s President Joan Laporta admitted that they are waiting for Die Roten’s response on the latest offer. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich may have to scour the market for a quality striker to offset the departure of Lewandowski.

Alvaro Morata confirms he is thinking about season with Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid and Alvaro Morata have a chequered history. An initial loan spell in 2018 convinced the club that he was their number nine and worth paying €35m for in the summer. Yet in the following season, there was a distinct lack of ‘feeling’ between manager Diego Simeone and...

Former Atletico Madrid star hints at Alvaro Morata rift with Diego Simeone

Former Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran Torres has confirmed a rift between Alvaro Morata and Diego Simeone. The Spanish international returns to the club ahead of the 2022/23 season after Serie A giants Juventus opted against signing him permanently. Morata’s return of 20 league goals in two seasons did little to...

Lacazette to Lyon (Really?) and Alvaro Morata to……

So things seem to be starting to take shape with just one week left until Arsenal’s transfer window opens, but I admit I am very surprised to hear from the Athletic that Alexandre Lacazette has agreed to rejoin his old club Lyon. I thought earlier in the season that...