SL Benfica forward Rodrigo was on target for the Spanish under-21s today as Manchester City target Isco also bags a goal.
Spain have, as expected, made their way into the UEFA under-21 European Championships and the favourites to conquer Europe at their age group will go into the final with every bit of confidence after dominating their fourth game of the tournament.
They beat Norway 3-0 at the Netanya Stadium in Israel as Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea kept his fourth clean sheet out of four as they continued their march toward the title.
They won this competition two seasons ago with the likes of Juan Mata, Javi Martinez and Cesar Azpilicueta in the midst of their squad; three players who have gone on to make big money moves ever since.
And you can be sure that players featuring in this current outfit will also be on the move in the near future with the likes of Isco, Thiago Alcantara and Cristian Tello all being linked with a move.
Another player being rumoured with a move this summer is SL Benfica forward Rodrigo.
The 22-year-old perhaps had his best season of his career last year and has clearly come a long way since his loan spell at Bolton Wanderers in 2010-11.
The Brazilian born Real Madrid academy graduate has been linked with a move to Tottenham this summer and he was the man who got the ball rolling in the game with Norway this evening.
However the goal was certainly not your typical Spanish goal.
The nation has earned a reputation for playing attractive free-flowing football however this was quite a scrappy goal; with Rodrigo nipping in to give them the lead before half-time.
Manchester City target Isco also bagged a goal in the game and the tournament’s top scorer Alvaro Morata putting the icing on the cake of a comfortable victory.
However Tottenham fans hoping to see him scoring goals at White Hart Lane next season may be disappointed; after he announced he will be staying in Lisbon next season.
Here is his cheeky finish against Norway …
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