Cesc Fabregas was forced off with a head injury as Spain cruised to a 6-0 friendly win over Azerbaijan.
Fabregas suffers head injury in friendly triumph
Cesc Fabregas was forced off with a head injury as Spain cruised to a 6-0 friendly win over Azerbaijan in Baku.
The Arsenal skipper was brought down in the penalty area shortly before half-time and appeared to hit his head on the ground.
Midfielder Fabregas looked in some pain as he was treated by Spain's medical staff who had to work hard to stop the bleeding.
The Gunners favourite reportedly required stitches in the wound and was replaced at the interval by Sergio Busquets.
David Villa stepped up to fire home the resulting penalty to complete a first-half hat-trick and give Vicente del Bosque's men a 3-0 lead.
Liverpool duo Albert Riera and Fernando Torres found the net after the break, with substitute Daniel Guiza also finding the net to complete the rout.
The European champions' unbeaten run in international football now stands at 32 matches ahead of this summer's Confederations Cup.
Villa is now third in the list of Spain's top scorers having overtaken Emilio Butragueno and Fernando Morientes.
The Valencia ace is now one behind Fernando Hierro and 16 adrift of the legendary Raul, who has netted 44 times for his country.