International Matches - Under 21

Spain 3 – Albania 0

Spain: Unai Simón, Maffeo, Meré, Unai Núnez, Junior Firpo; Zubeldia, Merino; Carlos Soler (Brais Méndez 80‘), Pablo Fornals, Oyarzabal (Alfonso Pedraza 66‘); Borja Mayoral (Rafa Mir 75‘). 4-2-3-1.
Albania: Selmani; Kryeziu, Tafa, Maloku,Hakaj; Doka, Bare, Sulejmanov (Cekiçi 79’), Ramadani; Durmishaj (Mucolli 70’), Abazaj (Sahiti 60’). 4-4-2.

1-0. 05. Oyarzabal. Struck angled volley past Semai from Carlos Soler centre.
2-0. 56. Mayoral. Picked up lifted Merino pass and fired angled shot past keeper.
3-0. 92. Rafa Mir. Steered header inside far post from Alfonso Pedraza cross.

Yellow cards: Maffeo 79’.

Spain’s under 21 side made sure of their place in next summer’s European finals with three games still to go after they beat Albania 3-0 in their latest group game. Oyarzábal started things off early on and Carlos Soler hit the crossbar before Borja Mayoral made it two soon after the restart. And Luis De la Fuente’s side had several chances to increase the lead before substitute Rafa Mir wrapped things up in injury time. Spain go on to play Northern Ireland next Tuesday with their homework already done.