Spain qualify for Women's Euro 2022 with 13-0 win

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BAKU (Reuters) - Spain forwards Esther Gonzalez and Jennifer Hermoso scored five goals apiece as the visitors crushed Azerbaijan 13-0 to secure a place at the Women's Euro 2022 tournament.

Levante striker Esther netted the game's first four goals between the 21st and 31st minutes in qualifying Group D as Jorge Vilda's side ran riot in a dominant display.

Hermoso then bagged her first two goals before the break to send the visitors in 6-0 up at halftime at the ASK Arena.

Mariona Caldentey, Eva Navarro and Nerea Eizaguirre all got on the scoresheet after the interval, while Esther added another goal to her first-half tally three minutes from time.

Hermoso also hit three more in the second period, which saw her become Spain's record scorer with 42, as Spain booked a place at the finals in England next year.

The Women's Euro, originally scheduled for this year but postponed by 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to take place from July 6-31 2022.

(Reporting by Joseph Walker; Editing by Ken Ferris)