Santi Cazorla celebrated a first Spain goal in four years and earned the praise of his head coach Robert Moreno.
Spain thrashed Malta 7-0 as Sergio Ramos was honoured before kick-off after becoming his country's top appearance-maker.
Spain, already assured of a place at Euro 2020, made light work of Malta in their penultimate qualifying match.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos wants to represent Spain at next year's Olympics and has not given up on a place at the 2022 World Cup.
There is a new name in the Spain squad in Dani Olmo, while Roberto Moreno has had to manage injury concerns, calling up Rodri.
Sergio Ramos insisted he was not behind Real Madrid's decision to bring back Zinedine Zidane instead of Jose Mourinho.
Luis Enrique had to miss Spain's Malta win due to a family emergency, and his assistant Robert Moreno was upset about stepping in for him.
Luis Enrique had to miss Spain's 2-0 win over Malta due to a family matter, and Alvaro Morata dedicated the victory to him.
In the absence of coach Luis Enrique, missing due to a family emergency, Spain beat Malta 2-0 thanks to Alvaro Morata's double.
Spain's critics have suggested they are struggling in front of goal, but Luis Enrique has the numbers to disprove such a theory.