Spain have made four changes from their most recent Nations League clash – the 4-0 win over Ukraine last month – with one of those enforced as Thiago Alcantara misses out after recently testing positive for coronavirus. Busquets takes over in holding midfield, while Gaya, Torres and Oyarzabal are brought in for benched trio Reguilon, Rodrigo and Rodrigo Moreno.
Switzerland have a coronavirus-related absence of their own, with Manuel Akanji once again missing out, but Shaqiri is back in the squad after sitting out the midweek friendly with Croatia. Petkovic also has to make do without Breel Embolo and Renato Sanches today, so Schar, Freuler and Mehmedi return to the side from last month’s 1-1 draw against Germany.
Spain have just lost once in their 20 meetings v Switzerland, winning 15 and drawing four of those encounters. That solitary loss came in the 2010 World Cup finals when they went on to win the tournament.