• Marcos Alonso came on in the 79th minute to make his debut for Spain 
  • Alonso replaced Barcelona’s Jordi Alba in the 6-1 victory over Argentina 
  • He followed in his footsteps of his father an grandfather in playing for Spain 
  • He also became the seventh third-generation international player in history 

Tom Farmery For Mailonline

Marcos Alonso followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather on Tuesday night as he made his debut for Spain

The Chelsea left wing back came on for Jordi Alba in the 79th minute in Spain’s 6-1 win over Argentina in Madrid.

He also became the seventh third-generation international player after Diego Forlan, Javier Hernandez, Vladimir Weiss, Warren Feeney, Hazem Emam and Andre Schembri.

Marcos Alonso (left) made his debut for Spain in the 6-1 victory over Argentina on Tuesday

Marcos Alonso (left) made his debut for Spain in the 6-1 victory over Argentina on Tuesday

Marcos Alonso (left) made his debut for Spain in the 6-1 victory over Argentina on Tuesday

Marcos Alonso Imaz (left), Marcos Alonso Pena (centre) and grandson and son Marcos Alonso 

Marcos Alonso Imaz (left), Marcos Alonso Pena (centre) and grandson and son Marcos Alonso 

Marcos Alonso Imaz (left), Marcos Alonso Pena (centre) and grandson and son Marcos Alonso 

The 27-year-old was also the 11th player to be given his debut by Spain manager Julen Lopetegui.

Marcos Alonso Pena, Alonso’s father, made 22 appearances for Spain between 1981 and 1985. 

He was best known for his time as a winger for Barcelona but started his career in Real Madrid’s academy.

Marcos Alonso Imaz, Alonso’s grandfather, who died aged 78 in March 2012, played twice for Spain.

He had a successful career as a defender, playing over 150 times for Real Madrid. 

Spain dominated Argentina on Tuesday night, scoring six goals in total, four of which came in a classy second half.

Spain produced a dominant display against Argentina as they prepared for the World Cup

Spain produced a dominant display against Argentina as they prepared for the World Cup

Spain produced a dominant display against Argentina as they prepared for the World Cup

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