Spain almost began with a dream start by almost netting a goal in the 47th minute with Vitolo missing out on an easy chance for a goal. In the 63rd minute Machín Pérez doubled Spain’s lead after a great play from Thiago which ended up behind the keeper. 20 minutes later Monreal managed a third goal which sealed the game for the hosts leaving no margin for a Macedonian comeback. One minute later Aduriz managed to make the lead four as the floodgates finally crash open as Macedonia switch off and surrender meekly. The second half provided a stark contrast to the first half as Spain completely bulldozed their opponents and didn’t give them an inch.
FT score: 4⃣-0⃣