Spain met their match against a revitalised German side in their friendly match in Hannover. Real Madrid's new keeper César started for the first time, but he was unable to do anything about Scholl's free kick midway through the first half. Camacho made four changes at half time, giving Deportivo's Manuel Pablo and Víctor their first caps, but a defensive error by Iván Campo shortly after the break gifted Scholl his second. Zickler then added two more before Raúl pulled one back with the best goal of the night. Tamudo came on near the end for his full debut. Spain's next match is the world cup qualifyer at Bosnia at the beginning of September.

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