Friendly international

Spain 4 - Andorra 0

Spain recorded a comfortable victory in their only warm-up game prior to the Euro 2004 championships, running out 4-0 winners over neighbours Andorra. Iñaki Sáez used the occasion to try out all of his squad, putting out what will probably be his first choice line up at the start, with the exception of Vicente who was resting an injury. Their opponents put up a good fight at first though, and it was not until midway through the first half that Spain finally broke through, Baraja finding Morientes for him to poke a shot past Koldo. And the second goal didn't come until the stroke of half time when Raúl was tripped by Txema inside the area, Baraja scoring on the rebound after the keeper blocked his penalty kick.

Sáez changed almost all of his line up after the break, giving a run out to Capdevila who had replaced the injured Salgado in the squad and a first cap to third choice keeper Aranzubia. Fernando Torres went close two or three times before César headed a third goal from Xavi's corner, and it was Xavi who found Valerón in the last minute for him to make it four. Spain's next game will be on Saturday, when they play Russia on the first day of the Championships. (05.06.04)

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