Spain got out of jail with a late 2-1 win against Norway in their Euro 2020 qualification opener but they should have it far easier against Malta this evening.
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Match preview 🖊
These sides both opened up their respective qualifying campaigns with 2-1 wins but against sides of very contrasting quality. Bear in mind that 173 world rankings separate these sides before kickoff, and and that makes Malta rank outsiders. Malta's win against The Faroe Islands was their first in a competitive match since June 2013, and they've not kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven matches.
The historical head to head between these sides doesn't make for good reading for the home side; they've scored three times in six matches, Spain have scored 28. Watch out for Real Madrid man Sergio Ramos, who has scored in each of his last five appearances for the country that he captains.
Men to watch 🇪🇸
Spain legend Sergio Ramos slotted a penalty late on to secure an important win against Norway and his remarkable goal-scoring run makes him a tempting bet as an anytime scorer.
Saul Niguez & Dani Ceballos, Madrid rivals at Atletico & Real respectively, should start together in the centre of midfield. Rodrigo, also of Atletico Madrid, should complete the midfield trio, and he's the man earmarked to succeed Sergio Busquets as Spain's midfield general for many years to come.