Santi Cazorla faces a big fight to force his way into Spain's first choice midfield ahead of the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Xabi Alonso, but when he is given an opportunity he rarely disappoints.
The Arsenal man was handed a start in a three-man midfield alongside Iniesta and Javi Martinez in a friendly away to Ecuador.
Ecuador is a nation in mourning after the tragic death of star striker Christian Benitez, and after a tribute before the game, Spain wasted little time in exerting their dominance once it kicked off.
It was their first visit to South America since the Confederations Cup loss to Brazil, and new Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo made the most of a rare start, bagging his seventh international goal in the first half.
In the second it was Cazorla's turn to increase the lead, calmly passing the ball into the net after being put through by a backheel from Barcelona winger Tello.
He played 68 minutes before being substituted, getting through without an injury - although Arsene Wenger may be wishing his star man had a shorter flight back to contend with ahead of the season opener this weekend.
You can check out his goal below: