Despite being the less dominant side, Switzerland made away with a 2-1 win against the Spaniards.
Spain's coach Luis Enrique started with Morata, Rodri and Llorente on the bench - a decision that would prove fatal sooner than expected. Although the home team enjoyed much of the ball, it couldn't stop Manuel Akanji from scoring his first international goal. The Swiss Manchester City defender found the back of the net with a header at the 21st minute, winning the first half of the game for the visitors.
Evidently rattled, Spain made a comeback in the second half with Jordi Alba's equaliser 10 minutes after the whistle. However, Switzerland were the more seasoned side and it paid off barely 5 minutes after. Spain's weak defense gave in and Manuel Akanji's assist found Breel Embolo who readily found the back of the net to make it 2-1.
While rotating the team is essential to give every player an opportunity, the lack of key names in Spain's squad jeopardised their chances of going to the top of the table. However, victory will not come easily. Spain will travel to meet the leaders of their table and long-standing rivals Portugal in their final game this Tuesday.
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