Watch: Barcelona’s Pedri plays superb crossfield ball for first Spain assist
Luis Enrique’s side have underwhelmed in their opening two qualifiers for Qatar 2022, only mustering a 1-1 draw at home to Greece before labouring to an unconvincing 2-1 victory over Georgia.
But while Spain looked collectively off-colour in the victory over Georgia, needing an injury-time winner from Dani Olmo to take all three points, Pedri stood out with a fine individual performance on his first senior international start – with one particularly sensational cross-field ball.
Man City’s Ferran Torres failed to convert on that occasion, but he made no mistake against Kosovo, with Pedri on it again with a superb ball to find him.
Spain’s second goal in the 36th minute, Torres had plenty to do, receiving Pedri’s ball well outside the box, before dribbling inside and finishing emphatically.