Factbox-Soccer-Spain set records in Lithuania hammering

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Spain v Lithuania - Estadio Municipal de Butarque, Leganes, Spain - June 8, 2021 Lithuania's Egidijus Vaitkunas in action with Spain's Brahim Diaz REUTERS/Juan Medina

(Reuters) - Spain beat Lithuania 4-0 on Tuesday despite being without their entire senior squad and they set several records in the process.

With captain Sergio Busquets returning a positive COVID-19 test on Sunday, the senior squad and coaching staff were forced into isolation.

The under-21 side stepped up in their place and took on Lithuania in a full international in Leganes, Spain that will go down in history.

The following is a list of Spain senior national team records set during the game:

- Youngest starting XI - average age 22 years, 102 days.

- The second time Spain had named 10 debutants in the starting XI. The first time was against Portugal in 1941. Bryan Gil was the only previously capped player to start.

- Luis De La Fuente became the 58th coach to take charge of the Spain team.

- For the third time in the national team's history the starting XI had 11 different players from 11 different clubs.

- The first time four debutants had scored for the senior side in the same game.

- The first time since 2009 that the captain named in the starting XI was not the most-capped player.

- The first time since 2007 that players from the second tier of Spanish football represented the national team.

- One of those, Javi Puado of Espanyol, became the first player from a Segunda side to score for Spain since 1993.

- The first time that 12 or more players made their debuts for the senior Spain team in one game. In total 16 players made their debuts.

(Reporting by Joseph Walker; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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