European Championship Qualifying - Group F
Spain4Faroe Islands0

Spain 4-0 Faroe Islands: Rodrigo and Alcacer score twice each

Rodrigo scores for Spain
Rodrigo spent the 2010-11 season on-loan at Bolton

Spain moved closer to reaching Euro 2020 with a comfortable qualifying win over the Faroe Islands in Group F.

Robert Moreno's side are top having won all six of their games and are seven points clear of Sweden in second place.

The Swedes were held to a 1-1 draw by Norway - Emil Forsberg cancelling out Stefan Johansen's opener.

Valencia's Rodrigo scored twice for Spain, tapping home before curling in a deflected effort in the second half, and Paco Alcacer added two late on.

Borussia Dortmund striker Alcacer poked in from close range on 89 minutes and headed in at the near post in injury-time.

Spain dominated the match with 71% possession and could have had further goals but Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos - winning a record-equalling 167th cap to draw alongside goalkeeping legend Iker Casillas - hooked a shot over from a corner.

And former Liverpool midfielder Suso curled a shot narrowly wide before Bayern Munich's Thiago almost scored in spectacular fashion with a 25-yard volley which was well kept out by Faroes goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen.

In the same group, Reading striker George Puscas scored the winner as Romania edged past Malta 1-0 to move up to third place.

Group F

Line-ups

Spain

  • 1de Gea
  • 2Carvajal
  • 15RamosBooked at 72minsSubstituted forNúñezat 84'minutes
  • 4Hermoso
  • 14Gayá
  • 10Thiago AlcántaraBooked at 44mins
  • 16Rodri
  • 21Parejo
  • 11Fernández SaezSubstituted forSarabiaat 68'minutes
  • 19Rodrigo
  • 12OyarzabalSubstituted forAlcácerat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Busquets
  • 6Ceballos
  • 7Sarabia
  • 8Saúl
  • 9Alcácer
  • 13Arrizabalaga
  • 17Ruiz
  • 18Alba
  • 20Núñez
  • 22Navas
  • 23López

Faroe Islands

  • 1Nielsen
  • 10Vatnhamar
  • 5Vatnsdal
  • 4Gregersen
  • 13BaldvinssonSubstituted forEriksenat 55'minutes
  • 3Davidsen
  • 14EdmundssonSubstituted forBartalsstovuat 66'minutes
  • 8Hendriksson Olsen
  • 6Hansson
  • 20Bjartalid
  • 11OlsenSubstituted forEgilssonat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Egilsson
  • 7Bartalsstovu
  • 12Gestsson
  • 15Eriksen
  • 16Joensen
  • 17Frederiksberg
  • 19Johannesen
  • 21Olsen
  • 23Joensen
Referee:
Krzysztof Jakubik
Attendance:
23,644

Match Stats

Home TeamSpainAway TeamFaroe Islands
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home30
Away2
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Spain 4, Faroe Islands 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Spain 4, Faroe Islands 0.

Goal!

Goal! Spain 4, Faroe Islands 0. Paco Alcácer (Spain) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by José Gayá with a cross.

Attempt missed. Rodrigo Moreno (Spain) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal.

Foul by Pablo Sarabia (Spain).

Hallur Hansson (Faroe Islands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Spain 3, Faroe Islands 0. Paco Alcácer (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

Substitution

Substitution, Faroe Islands. Magnus Egilsson replaces Klaemint Olsen.

Thiago Alcántara (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hallur Hansson (Faroe Islands).

Attempt blocked. Daniel Parejo (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by José Gayá.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Unai Núñez replaces Sergio Ramos.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Parejo (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodrigo.

Sergio Ramos (Spain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joannes Bjartalid (Faroe Islands).

Foul by Daniel Parejo (Spain).

Klaemint Olsen (Faroe Islands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Pablo Sarabia (Spain) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rodrigo.

Attempt missed. Sergio Ramos (Spain) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal with a cross.

Attempt saved. Rodrigo (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

Thiago Alcántara (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandur Hendriksson Olsen (Faroe Islands).

Attempt missed. Paco Alcácer (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Daniel Parejo (Spain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brandur Hendriksson Olsen (Faroe Islands).

Attempt saved. Joannes Bjartalid (Faroe Islands) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Sergio Ramos (Spain) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Sergio Ramos (Spain).

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Heini Vatnsdal.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Ramos (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Rodrigo (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by José Gayá.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Joannes Bjartalid.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Pablo Sarabia replaces Suso.

Attempt blocked. José Gayá (Spain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Faroe Islands. Kaj Leo i Bartalsstovu replaces Joan Simun Edmundsson.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Parejo (Spain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by José Gayá.

Substitution

Substitution, Spain. Paco Alcácer replaces Mikel Oyarzabal.

Offside, Spain. José Gayá tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Moreno is caught offside.

Corner, Spain. Conceded by Joannes Bjartalid.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Carvajal (Spain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thiago Alcántara.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England3300141139
2Kosovo42207528
3Czech Rep420268-26
4Montenegro4022310-72
5Bulgaria5023511-62

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine54101111013
2Portugal31205325
3Luxembourg411245-14
4Serbia4112711-44
5Lithuania4013310-71

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northern Ireland440072512
2Germany430115699
3Netherlands320110556
4Belarus5104310-73
5Estonia4004214-120

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland532062411
2Denmark5230155109
3Switzerland422010468
4Georgia511348-44
5Gibraltar5005016-160

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hungary43016429
2Croatia43019459
3Wales42024406
4Slovakia42027616
5Azerbaijan4004412-80

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain66001731418
2Sweden6321138511
3Romania6312137610
4Norway623111839
5Malta6105213-113
6Faroe Islands6006320-170

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland540182612
2Austria530213679
3Slovenia52219368
4Israel52219818
5North Macedonia512268-25
6Latvia5005119-180

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France54011641212
2Turkey5401102812
3Iceland540185312
4Albania520367-16
5Moldova5104213-113
6Andorra5005011-110

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium55001511415
2Russia54011741312
3Kazakhstan52128807
4Scotland520359-46
5Cyprus51137614
6San Marino5005024-240

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy66001831518
2Finland640284412
3Armenia6303121119
4Bos-Herze6213121117
5Greece6123710-35
6Liechtenstein6015119-181
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