Alvaro Morata scores superb goal for Spain vs Colombia

Julen Lopetegui's side face Colombia in a friendly on Wednesday before travelling to Skopje

But Morata had the last say with his header three minutes from time to seal a 2-2 draw for Spain, who take on Macedonia in their World Cup qualifying match on Sunday evening.

Alvaro Morata salvaged a draw for Spain against Colombia with his late header on Wednesday night as Chelsea winger Pedro notched an assist at the Nueva Condomina.

David Silva gave Spain a first-half lead before Edwin Cardona capitalised on poor defending to equalise and Colombia's all-time leading scorer Radamel Falcao put the South Americans in front with his 26th global goal.

Colombia had an opportunity to pull level a minute later, thanks to a superb play by James Rodriguez that left Radamel Falcao poised to score if not for a timely intervention by Spanish defender Gerard Pique.

The former Atletico Madrid striker rose above Azpilicueta at the back post to power home a header from James Rodriguez's corner on 55 minutes.

Spain went ahead with characteristic panache on 22 minutes when Silva finished off a brilliant team move to score his seventh worldwide goal in Lopetegui's short reign. It was a good test.

The players involved in Real Madrid's Champions League win over Juventus are expected not to feature.

Colombia has yet to lose to a European team since coach Jose Pekerman took over the national side in 2012.

Falcao and Rodriguez received a loud ovation from the crowd when they were substituted in the second half. Morata, Nacho Fernandez and Marco Asensio returned earlier and got to play on Wednesday. When at home, they had not conceded more than a single goal since a match against Ivory Coast in 2006.

It now looks likely that this controversy will follow Spain into the World Cup and if it continues, don't be surprised if Pique retires after Russian Federation 2018.

Lopetegui's predecessor Vicente del Bosque and Spain captain Sergio Ramos have defended the Barca star in the past.

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