Spain coasted to victory over Macedonia on Saturday evening, meaning they sit join-top of Group G in the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
After two wins and a draw in their first three games, Spain were looking to keep up that unbeaten run going as they took on Macedonia in Granada.
Darko Velkovski's own goal set Spain on their way, and before Vitolo added a second goal after the break, with Nacho Monreal and Aritz Aduriz notching late goals to seal a 4-0 victory.
Nacho Monreal in action for Spain
The result was just what manager Julen Lopetegui was looking for ahead of this Tuesday's friendly with England at Wembley, and left back Monreal will be delighted as he returns to London.
The Arsenal ace, 30, was starting at left back against Macedonia ahead of Sevilla's Sergio Escudeo and Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta – and he took his chance in the team with Barcelona's Jordi Alba out of action.
Arsenal's Nacho Monreal scoring against Manchester United
In his 18th cap for La Roja, Monreal scored his first goal, coolly turning Dani Carvajal's cross into the net as he scored just the tenth goal of his professional career.
During and after the game, Arsenal fans took to Twitter to congratulate Monreal on his goal, suggesting that he is underrated and a 'top professional' as he continues to be a dependable player for club and country.
Middlesbrough's Adama Traore in action with Arsenal's Nacho Monreal
Others looked ahead to next weekend's home game against Manchester United, suggesting that they want to see Monreal score again at Old Trafford, having found the net in the 2-1 win for the Gunners in their 2015 FA Cup meeting with United.
Some claimed that Monreal is better than Chelsea's Azpilicueta, with the general consensus that Morneal is getting back to his best after some shaky performances earlier this season.
Here are some of the reactions from Arsenal fans after Monreal scored for Spain on Saturday evening...
Nice to see Monreal scoring for Spain, after a shaky start to the season he appears to be back to his best #AFC— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) November 12, 2016
maybe we could play monreal up front next weekend?— eduardo verde (@gunnerverde) November 13, 2016
Terrific Goal by Nacho Monreal scored for Spain last night , he really is a top professional now playing for both Club & Country #Arsenal— Tony Stock (@ts100uk) November 13, 2016
Nacho Monreal well taken goal.— LilKöech (@Hed04) November 13, 2016
Just saw the Monreal goal...classy finish from Nacho!— Rodney (@rodders05) November 13, 2016
Big clap for Macho Monreal! Scored his first goal for Spain. Hopefully he'll come and score a few for us!— Akshay (@Akshayhadson) November 13, 2016
Nacho Monreal what a baller, 1st international goal— Jamie Denton (@jamieD1509) November 13, 2016
Monreal's goal against United is enough to pump me up for the game. Unreal.— Shaz (@MysticMO11) November 13, 2016
Monreal>azpilicueta— #ImAllTheWayUp (@sanchez17gunner) November 12, 2016
Monreal back on form!— Thomas Manders (@elvinho1993) November 12, 2016
Monreal scored.. man utd be worried.. he did it before.. He will do it again!— Ayoola (@ayaj_) November 12, 2016
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