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Euro 2020: Spain set records in Lithuania hammering

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.

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– 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.

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