Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata scored a lucky lob for Spain who struggled to get behind a resilient Macedonia side but managed to pick up a 1-0 victory in the end.
Spain looked to be in control of the game and in the 8th minute, Juan Mata attempted a cross but got it horribly wrong. The ball ended up hitting the cross bar and going in off the head of the Macedonian goalkeeper to give Spain the lead. De Gea was giving a berth in the starting XI for Spain as the Spaniards looked in control of the game, the match was a boring one as Macedonia defended deep and looked to break on the counter but always looked disorganized in the end. In the second half, Spain were all over Macedonia but failed to create any good chances and in the last ten minutes had to defend deep in order to hold on to their win and they did hold on to the win.
Spain now sit atop group C in the UEFA Euro qualifiers despite starting the weekend in second place. Spain are only two points ahead of Slovakia but will be happy to end this transfer break in front.