Kepa Arrizabalaga helped Spain to a convincing win over Norway in their opening European Championship qualifying match.
The Chelsea goalkeeper was selected between the sticks for Spain, putting in a solid display as Spain saw off the challenge from their Scandinavian opponents in Malaga by winning 3-0.
Kepa didn’t have masses to do but when called upon, he impressed. Spain went into an early lead through Dani Almo before a double from Joselu inside 90 seconds – which came five minutes from full-time - sealed the 3-0 victory.
Meanwhile Kai Havertz helped Germany to a 2-0 friendly win over Peru, which came courtesy of a brace from Niclas Fullkrug.
Kai was deployed in a deeper role than he has been utilised at Chelsea in recent times, sitting behind the forward players and linking up well with former Chelsea striker Timo Werner in Mainz.
The striker assisted Fullkrug for his opener but then did strike a post from the penalty spot which somewhat dampened his evening's work.
Finally, Mateo Kovacic was part of the Croatia side that were held to a 1-1 draw by Ethan Ampadu's Wales, who equalised in stoppage time to claim a share of the spoils.
Kovacic had a good chance to open the scoring but couldn’t find a way through before Andrej Kramaric did break the deadlock just before the half-hour mark.
However the Croatians weren’t to start their European Championship qualification campaign with a victory as Ipswich Town striker Nathan Broadhead came off the bench to net an injury-time equaliser with their only attempt on target in Split.
Ampadu, currently spending the season away from Stamford Bridge on loan at Spezia, looked tidy for Wales in midfield despite picking up a yellow card.