International Matches - Under 21

Albania 0 - Spain 1

Albania: Kastrati; Toli, Tafa, Kryeziu, Maloku; Doka, Laci (Sahiti 87’), Bare; Sulejmanov (Zeka 83’), Vrioni, Mucolli (Mala 67’). 4-3-3.
Spain: Unai Simón; Pol Lirola, Jorge Meré, Unai Núñez, Aarón; Zubeldia, Fabián (Dani Olmo 61’); Carlos Soler, Pablo Fornals (Alfonso Pedraza 54‘), Oyarzabal; Borja Mayoral (Rafa Mir 68‘). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 83. Rafa Mir. Shot on turn after Oyarzabal headed ball down to him.

Yellow cards: Unai Nuñez 36’, Tafa 74’, Kastrati 75’

Spain’s under 21 side completed the formalities in their latest group game, a 0-1 victory over Albania consolidating their position at the top of their mini-league. Already sure of a place in next summer’s finals, coach Luis de la Fuente tried out some of his lesser used players. However, although Aarón, Fornals and Soler all hit the woodwork, his team were unable to break down an ultra-defensive side until substitute Rafa Mir fired home the winner with a few minutes to go.