Aitor Karanka's new squad played two warm up games in Portugal in preparation for next March's Elite round. In the first on 1st December they ran out clear 0-3 victors, Paco setting up Juan Miguel to head the first and then scoring the second himself with less than a quarter of an hour gone. The third came later on when Thiago Ferreira turned Iñigo's free kick past his own keeper. Two days later though the youngsters were beaten 4-1, the hosts going three up at the break to put the result beyond doubt. Edu headed one back from a José Gómez free kick, but Bruma got his second of the day for Portugal after that. (03.11.09)
Spain: Alfonso Herrero; Edu (Griñón 41'), Derik, Ramalho, Galas, Rafa (Iñigo 41'), José Gómez (Enrique, 59'), Juan Miguel (Iago 71'), Bernat, Suso, Paco (Ortí 51').
Goals: 0-1. 08. Juan Miguel; 0-2. 13. Paco; 0-3. 68. Thiago Ferreira (own goal).
Spain: Urtzi; Edu, Ramalho, Galas, Víctor (Griñón 41'), Rafa (Enrique 55'), Iñigo, Ortí (José Gómez 41'), Juan Miguel, Iago (Paco 41'), Suso (Bernat 41').
Goals: 1-0. 14. Teixeira; 2-0. 33. Bruma; 3-0. 40. Joao Mario (penalti); 3-1. 50. Edu; 4-1. 73. Bruma.
Keepers: Urtzi (Athletic Bilbao), Herrero (Real
Defenders: Ramalho (Athletic Bilbao), Edu (Barcelona), Víctor (Espanyol), Derik Osebe (Real Madrid), Griñon (Valladolid), Galas (Villarreal);
Midfielders: Iñigo (Athletic Bilbao), Rafa Alcántara (Barcelona), Juan Miguel (Málaga), Enrique (Real Madrid), José (Sevilla), Bernat (Valencia);
Forwards: Suso (Balón de Cádiz), Iago (Deportivo), Paco (Valencia),; Jorge Ortí (Zaragoza).