Pablo Sarabia scored from the spot to hand Spain a narrow victory in Greece that leaves La Roja and Sweden to go head-to-head for a place at the World Cup.
Spain, Greece and Sweden are all in a position to top Group B and Luis Enrique has defensive issues to resolve before taking on both in November.
Alfredo Relaño reflects on the chain of events that led to Real Madrid and Spain captain suffering another injury - one that rules him out of season-defining games for Los Blancos.
Alfredo Relaño looks back on Spain's last-gasp win over Georgia thanks to Dani Olmo's wonder strike, which La Roja's World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.
Teams that finish second in UEFA World Cup qualifying groups face an arduous route to Qatar and Sweden took the early advantage.
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Spain 1-1 Greece: result, summary, goals
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