International Matches - Under 22

Spain 2 - Malta 0

Spain: Cuéllar; Javier Flaño, Iván Ramis, Carlos García, Miki (Tarantino 46'); Valera (Sergio Torres 46'), Javi Fuego, Montañes, Antonio Puerta; Manu Del Moral (Arizmendi 60'), Kepa. 4-4-2.
Malta: Hogg; Agius, Bartolo (Sammut 86'), Carmenzuli, Falla; Falzon, Ryan Fenech, Paul Fenech, Gauci (Scerri 52'); Mifsud, Muscat. 4-4-2.

Goals: 1-0. 77. Kepa; 2-0. 82. Arizmendi.

Ejido. With many of Spain's top youngsters taking part in the Youth World Cup, the managers took advantage to give a run out to some lesser known players in their under 22 squad for the Mediterranean Games, which this year are taking place in and around Almería. Spain started off their campaign against Malta, who they had some problems with at the beginning. After a frustrating first half Juan Santiesteban brought on Tarantino and Arizmendi, and the Atlético Madrid striker came close to scoring a couple of times. Even so Ryan Fenech could have put Malta in front beofre Kepa finally headed the opening goal for Spain, and Arizmendi wrapped things up with a second goal a few minutes later.