Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets were both part of Luis Enrique’s Spain side who enjoyed a winning start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
The Barcelona duo started the match at Mestalla, which Spain dominated but struggled to turn their superiority into goals.
Alba helped set up the first goal for Rodrigo after 16 minutes. The Barcelona full-back produced a great low cross for the Valencia striker to sweep home.
2012 - Jordi Alba has provided his first assist at Mestalla since May 2012 when the defender played for Valencia (vs Osasuna in May 2012). Remember pic.twitter.com/9QnVeAiyjV— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 23, 2019
Spain should have put the game out of Norway’s reach, but their failure to take their chances came back to haunt them as Inigo Martinez conceded a penalty after the break.
Joshua King smashed his kick past David De Gea to give the visitors hope of a shock result, but Morata then won a penalty for Spain five minutes later after a wild challenge from Norway goalkeeper Rune Jarstein.
Sergio Ramos netted the spot-kick to give Spain all three points and ensure their qualifying campaign gets off to a winning start.