Spain ran out comfortable 4-0 winners over minnows Luxembourg last night thanks to goals from Paco Alcacer, Juan Bernat, Manchester City’s David Silva and Chelsea frontman Diego Costa.
Here are our player ratings:
David de Gea 7/10
The Manchester United shot-stopper had a comfortable evening after receiving the nod ahead of Iker Casillas. The Red Devils star made two saves and claimed four crosses.
Daniel Carvajal 7/10
The Real Madrid right-back won’t have many easier evenings as he was given the freedom to attack down the right flank.
Gerard Pique 6/10
The former United defender was solid enough, although Vicente Del Bosque won’t be happy with Pique picking up a needless yellow card.
Marc Bartra 8/10
The young Barcelona centre-back was excellent in possession as he helped build waves and waves of attacks from the back.
Jordi Alba 7/10
In a similar role to Carvajal, Jordi Alba was bombing down the left flank with the knowledge that he was covered well. From an attacking point of view, he has a solid game.
Atletico Madrid’s Koke has a weight of pressure on his shoulders after being labelled Xavi’s successor. The young Spaniard has a fine game, linking up with Andres Iniesta and City playmaker David Silva well.
Sergio Busquets 8/10
The Barcelona defensive midfielder was an absolute rock in the middle of the park, breaking up play with ease and playing it simple. He topped off a great performance with an excellent assist.
Andres Iniesta 6/10
The majestic midfielder had an off night by his high standards. Usually known for his pinpoint passing and marauding dribbles, he racked up just a lowly 85% pass success rate according to renowned statistical website Whoscored.com
David Silva 8/10
The Manchester City playmaker was influential throughout, opening the scoring with a sublime finish and adding an assist later on. His 81% pass success rate is a bit worrying, but the Citizens star often found himself surrounded by as many as four opposite players.
Paco Alcacer 8/10
The Valencia goal scorer made it three international goals in four games with another strike to his name. The young Spaniard has been progressing rapidly of late, and his deadly finishing skills is reminiscent of former Mestalla hero David Villa.
Diego Costa 7/10
The Chelsea striker finally got his first international goal on his seventh attempt in a red shirt. The Blues hero was knocking on the door throughout, including missing a first-half howler, but his efforts were finally rewarded just before the 70 minute mark.
The 27-year-old replaced David Silva and rarely got in to the match. He needs a big confidence boost and his 20-minute spell wasn’t enough for him to make an impact.
Juan Bernat 7/10
The young Bayern Munich star completed a dream international debut last night by notching his side’s fourth goal two minutes from time.
The Valencia man replaced striker Diego Costa eight minutes from the end and applied the assist for Juan Bernat to score Spain’s fourth.