The midfielder was forced off with a knock during la Roja's win over Equatorial Guinea just a day after Sami Khedira suffered cruciate ligament damage

Real Madrid suffered another injury scare after Xabi Alonso was forced to limp off in Spain's friendly clash with Equatorial Guinea, although the problem appears to be only minor.

The 31-year-old played his first match for his country since last appearing for them six months ago against France, and was named captain after Vicente del Bosque fielded a young starting XI against the African side.

But fresh from recovering from a groin operation that ruled him out of la Roja's Confederations Cup campaign, the midfielder went down under a challenge from Thierry Fidjeu clutching his ankle and was replaced by Sergio Busquets, although initial examinations suggest the midfielder has merely suffered bruising.