SPAIN (4-1-4-1): Alvaro Fernandez; Oscar Gil, Oscar Mingueza, Hugo Guillamon, Marc Cucurella; Martin Zubimendi; Brahim Diaz, Gonzalo Villar, Manu Garcia, Bryan Gil; Abel Ruiz. With no Luis Enrique comes Spain’s under-21 boss Luis de la Fuente into the fold – and he has made only two changes to his last fielded side. Hugo Guillamon and Abel Ruiz get the nod. Lithuania make a pair of swaps too from the side beat by Latvia in the Baltic Cup: Linas Megelaitis and Paulius Golubickas both start. Lithuania, who are not headed to Euro 2020 after taking just one point from Group B in qualification, will hope to capitalise though on their hosts’ disarray and take what would still be considered a famous result. They have lost all five games this year, having last won against Kazakhstan in November. But opportunity now knocks – and how! – for several of their players. Effectively, this is Spain’s under-21 squad, the same that lost their own semi-final to Portugal last week – and now, the majority of them will earn their maiden senior cap just five days later. A positive Covid-19 test for captain Sergio Busquets threw their camp into disarray – and though the rest of their squad has since come back negative, the short turnaround over the weekend means that their senior squad entirely sits out their final warm-up. Talk about the worst possible build-up. Though reigning Euro 2016 champs Portugal couldn’t get the better of them in their first warm-up friendly, Luis Enrique’s side have had the preparations from hell since then. Hello and welcome to this pre-Euro 2020 international friendly, as tournament hopefuls Spain – or, rather, sort-of Spain – face off with Lithuania in their final warm-up game at Estadio Municipal de Butarque in Leganes.

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