Spain 4-0 Lithuania: Youthful hosts ease to win in final friendly before Euro 2020


Javi Puado gets Spain's fourth against Lithuania
Spain’s under-21s were drafted in with the entire senior squad in isolation after Sergio Busquets tested positive for Covid-19
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A Spain side made up of under-21s players claimed a comfortable win against Lithuania in their final friendly before Euro 2020.

No senior players featured after captain Sergio Busquets had tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.

However, the youthful Spain side still had too much for their opponents as they led 2-0 at half-time through goals from Hugo Guillamon and Brahim Diaz.

Juan Miranda made it 3-0 before Javi Puado got a fourth late on.

Spain’s starting XI contained 10 debutants with Eibar’s Bryan Gil the only previously capped player.

It was also the youngest-ever side fielded in their history, with an average age of 22 years and 102 days.

Spain begin their Group E campaign against Sweden in Seville on 14 June, before playing Poland (19 June) and Slovakia (23 June).

Line-ups

Spain

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1FernándezSubstituted forMartínezat 68′minutes
  • 22GilSubstituted forPozoat 45′minutes
  • 2Mingueza
  • 4Guillamón
  • 11CucurellaSubstituted forMirandaat 45′minutes
  • 6ZubimendiSubstituted forBlancoat 53′minutes
  • 7Díaz
  • 10VillarSubstituted forBeltránat 74′minutes
  • 14García AlonsoSubstituted forPuadoat 53′minutes
  • 17GilSubstituted forat 87′minutes
  • 9Ruiz

Substitutes

  • 5Cuenca
  • 8Beltrán
  • 12Miranda
  • 13Martínez
  • 15Pozo
  • 16Blanco
  • 18Puado
  • 20Pino
  • 23Peña

Lithuania

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Svedkauskas
  • 13MikoliunasSubstituted forGaspuitisat 62′minutes
  • 5Beneta
  • 4Girdvainis
  • 8Vaitkunas
  • 14Megelaitis
  • 20SimkusSubstituted forLasickasat 71′minutes
  • 11NovikovasSubstituted forDubickasat 75′minutes
  • 10GolubickasSubstituted forEliosiusat 71′minutes
  • 26VerbickasBooked at 50minsSubstituted forDapkusat 62′minutes
  • 22ChernykhBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPetraviciusat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Krapikas
  • 2Dapkus
  • 3Gaspuitis
  • 6Eliosius
  • 9Laukzemis
  • 15Petravicius
  • 16Mikelionis
  • 17Lasickas
  • 18Dubickas
  • 19Kazlauskas
  • 21Silkaitis
  • 25Olberkis

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