(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)