Spain's Sergio Busquets (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Macedonia during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match at the Ciudad de Valencia stadium in ValenciaReuters

Spain registered a crushing 5-1 victory over Macedonia, while England also managed to record a 2-0 win over Switzerland in Monday's round of 2016 Euros qualifying fixtures.

Strikes from Sergio Ramos, Paco' Alcácer, Sergio Busquets, David Silva and Pedro Rodriguez proved too much for Macedonia, who were only able to score a consolation through Agim Ibraimi.

Spain opened the scoring in the 15th minute of the game through a penalty from Ramos. Daniel Mojsov brought down David Silva inside the box and the referee showed no hesitation as he booked the player and pointed to the spot.

The Real Madrid defender stepped up chipped the ball down the centre past Tome Pacovski, who dived to the right.

A couple of minutes later, Alcácer doubled Spain's advantage with a close-range finish after he managed to get to the end of a Juanfran cross.

Macedonia managed to halve the deficit in the 27th minute after they were awarded a penalty when Juanfran hacked down Aleksandar Trajkovski inside the box. Agim Ibraimi stepped up and made no mistake as he eased the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.

Spain managed to restore their two-goal cushion just before the break when Busquets' 20-yard effort took a deflection and nestled into the bottom right corner of the net. The hosts added another one five minutes into the second half as Jordi Alba sent a pass to Silva, who drilled the ball into the bottom corner.

Spain nearly added another one just before the hour mark when Alba picked up Cesc Fabregas near the box. However, the Chelsea midfielder's effort was denied by the crossbar.

Finally, Pedro added the icing on the cake as he scored Spain's fifth goal in the first minute of injury time. The Barcelona forward, after breaking away from the Macedonian defence, chipped the ball over an onrushing Pacovski, wrapping up the three points for his side.

England's Danny Welbeck (2R) celebrates with Raheem Sterling (3R) and other team mates after scoring a goal against Switzerland during their Euro 2016 qualifying match at the Sankt Jakob-Park stadium in Basel.Reuters

Meanwhile, Danny Welbeck impressed for England as he scored a brace to help his side record a 2-0 win over Switzerland in their opening 2016 Euros qualifying fixtures.

England's new captain Wayne Rooney had a couple of chances to open the scoring early on in the game, but both his efforts were blocked.

While the Manchester United striker's shot in the 10th minute was blocked by a defender, his second, five minutes later, was saved by Yann Sommer.

The Three Lions, who continued launching attacks, again come close to breaking the deadlock when Leighton Baines whipped a cross into the box towards Rooney. However, in the end, the 28-year-old was unable to direct his header goalwards as the ball went wide of the post.

A couple of minutes later England got another good chance when Welbeck, after breaking away from the Switzerland defence, moved into a very dangerous position, with Rooney and Raheem Sterling in support. The Arsenal striker sent the ball towards Sterling but his pass was too heavy.

Switzerland got their first chance of the game in the 32nd minute when a poor clearance from Welbeck found Stephan Lichtsteiner on the edge of the box. The Juventus defender fired a well-struck volley, but his effort was off target as the ball flew over the crossbar.

Moments later, the hosts got another chance when Phil Jones gave the ball away to Shaqiri in a very dangerous position. The Bayern Munich midfielder slipped a pass to Seferovic, who immediately fired an effort but Joe Hart made an excellent block with his leg to deny Switzerland a goal.

Towards the end of the first half, things went very chaotic for Switzerland as they just barely managed to keep the scores goalless, with Rooney and Jones seeing their efforts cleared off the line.

The game finally saw its first goal in the 58th minute as the Three Lions broke the deadlock through Welbeck. Rooney engineered a quick counter attack, with Sterling and Welbeck running ahead of him in support. The Manchester United striker sent the ball towards Sterling on the left and the Liverpool youngster sent an excellent pass to the far post for Welbeck to slot home.

Switzerland tried to give an immediate response to the goal but Seferovic's 25-yard effort was wide of the post. Moments later Gary Cahill made a brilliant last-ditch block to deny Josip Drmic, who tried to force the ball in after rounding Hart.

Although the hosts continued to look for an equaliser in the closing moments of the game, it was England who again found the net through Welbeck.

Rickie Lambert, after receiving a pass from Sterling, sent the ball towards Welbeck, who showed excellent composure to draw the goalkeeper out before slotting the ball home.

Other Results: Russia 4-0 Liechtenstein, Luxembourg 1-1 Belarus, Ukraine 0-1 Slovakia, Estonia 1-0 Slovenia, San Marino 0-2 Lithuania, Austria 1-1 Sweden, Montenegro 2-0 Moldova.

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