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Paco Alcácer
José Gayà
4 - 0
Paco Alcácer
Thiago Alcântara
3 - 0
Sergio Ramos
Yellow Card
Thiago Alcântara
2 - 0
Mikel Oyarzabal
1 - 0
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1 Spain ESP Spain 10 8 2 0 31 5 +26 26 W W D D W
2 Sweden SWE Sweden 10 6 3 1 23 9 +14 21 W W D W D
3 Norway NOR Norway 10 4 5 1 19 11 +8 17 W W D D D
4 Romania ROU Romania 10 4 2 4 17 15 +2 14 L L D W W
5 Faroe Islands FRO Faroe Islands 10 1 0 9 4 30 -26 3 L L W L L
6 Malta MLT Malta 10 1 0 9 3 27 -24 3 L L L L L


Final Tournament


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Spain return to action on October 12 with a trip to Norway and take on second-place Sweden, who they are now seven points clear of, in Stockholm three days later. As for the Faroe Islands, they go in search of their first point when hosting Romania in a month's time.
Spain beat the Faroe Islands 4-0 in Gijon to make it six wins from six in Euro 2020 qualifying. Rodrigo scored once in either half - the second a heavily-deflected strike - and Alcacer also bagged a brace as a second-half substitute, finding the back of the net in the 89th and 92nd minutes to put some gloss on the scoreline. The visitors squandered a glorious opportunity through Bjartalid with 15 minutes to play and had he scored it would have been a nervy finish for Moreno's men.
José Gayà
90' + 2' It may have been a simple goal but credit to Gaya for spotting the run of Alcacer at the front post.
Paco Alcácer
90' + 2' GOOOAAALLL!!! SPAIN 4-0 FAROE ISLANDS! This is a little harsh on Faroe Islands, who have simply switched off in the final stages of the contest. Alcacer gets in front of Nielsen and heads Gaya's left-sided cross into the back of the net. As simple as you like.
90' Three minutes have been added on at the end of the match.
Thiago Alcântara
89' This was yet more good play from Thiago, who has been Spain's best player today. Even after 90 minutes he was more switched on than anyone else to set up this third goal.
Paco Alcácer
89' GOOOOAAALLL!!! SPAIN 3-0 FAROE ISLANDS! Alcacer puts some gloss on the scoreline by adding a third for Spain. Thiago plays a quick one-two to create some space for himself in the area and picks out Alcacer on the edge of the six-yard box for a first-time finish past Nielsen.
88' Spain are not really interested in forcing the issue, knowing the job was done the moment Rodrigo scored his second goal of the contest. The Faroe Islands have put up a brave fight today.
M. Egilsson
K. Olsen
87' The final change of the game sees Egilsson take over from Klaemint Olsen. There are three minutes of normal time to play at Estadio El Molinon.
85' De Gea has been handed the captain's armband following the departure of Ramos. Parejo has another go and, once again, the shot is blocked.
Unai Núñez
Sergio Ramos
84' A third and final change for Spain now as Nunez takes over from skipper Ramos.
83' Bartalsstovu has a chance to counter for the visitors but lacks the confidence to go it alone and the move breaks down. Up the other end, Parejo's shot is blocked inside the box.
82' Spain have had nearly 76 per cent of the ball in the second half but, like in the first half, they have been largely frustrated by their opponents, who will consider a 2-0 loss a pretty decent outcome.
80' Nunez is about to be sent on by Moreno for the final 10 minutes. Spain are deserving winners but they have been far from convincing today against their lowly opponents. Sarabia shoots high over the bar, summing things up.
78' SAVE! Rodri lines up the shot from 25 yards and nearly catches out Nielsen, who just about gets down to his right to keep it out with the help of a covering defender.
77' A little over 10 minutes to go in Gijon and Spain are continuing to toil. Sarabia picks up the ball wide on the left but overhits his cross.
76' It really should be 2-1 in Gijon, which would have set up a tense finale. As it is, Spain can continue to see out the contest in second gear as Alcacer sends a free-kick into the stands.
74' HUGE CHANCE FOR VISITORS! Out of pretty much nowhere, Bjartalid has space to charge into down the middle and just De Gea to beat. His shot is kept out by the legs of the Spain goalkeeper and Bartalsstovu is dispossessed after delaying his shot from the rebound - it had to be hit first time.
Sergio Ramos
Yellow Card
72' The ball pops up and hits Ramos on the arm, leading to a caution - one that he is not happy about.
71' The ball is played all the way back to De Gea and that leads to some sarcastic cheers from the home fans - their goalkeeper has had next to nothing to do today. It has been a pretty disappointing contest, in truth, but from Spain's perspective it is job done.
70' Rodrigo has a shot blocked in the box and Ramos is unable to get it on target from the follow-up effort. A corner is won and it is worked shot, but the cross is cut out by the first man.
Pablo Sarabia
68' Play is being broken up by a number of subs now as Spain make their second alteration, bringing on Sarabia for Suso.
K. Bartalsstovu
J. Símun Edmundsson
66' Edmundsson is off and Bartalsstovu on for the Faroe Islands in their second change of the match.
64' Alcacer threads the ball through for Gaya but he cannot tee up a team-mate. The angle was tight but Gaya will perhaps regret not taking on the shot instead there.
63' The Faroe Islands are attacking sporadically, and when they do get the ball past the halfway line there is nothing to show for it. Without being patronising, a 2-0 away defeat to Spain is not bad going for them. Still half an hour to go, though!
Paco Alcácer
Mikel Oyarzabal
61' Spain make their first change of the game, with Alcacer taking over from Oyarzabal up top.
60' Ramos picks out Gaya with a sublime ball over the top and the first-time cross is nearly gobbled up by Rodrigo, only for Nielsen to get to it first.
59' Moreno has sent a few players to warm up so it is likely that we will see a change or two when we reach the hour mark in Gijon. It is constant pressure from Spain and a third goal looks as though it will arrive shortly.
57' Gaya breezes past his man and picks out a team-mate. The ball drops for Carvajal but his shot hits an opposition player in front of goal and goes behind for a corner. Spain are steadily building momentum.
A. Eriksen
R. Baldvinsson
55' Eriksen replaces Baldvinsson in the first change of the contest.
54' Klaemint Olsen, not for the first time today, pulls up injured and makes his way to the side of the pitch. Unlike in the first half, however, it appears as though his game is up.
52' SAVE! Spain have played a lot better in the second half and you would fancy them to cruise over the line now. Space opens up for Hermoso to shoot but Nielsen is equal to it.
Thiago Alcântara
50' Thiago is credited with the assist for now, but this may well go down as an own goal - that depends on whether Rodrigo's shot was on target.
50' GOOOOAAALLL!!! SPAIN 2-0 FAROE ISLANDS! Spain have injected some urgency into their game in the second half and they have doubled their tally through Rodrigo's heavily-deflected shot. He cuts onto his left foot and curls the ball goalwards, though it probably would not have gone in without the deflection.
50' RODRI DENIED! Parejo chests the ball down for Rodri and the midfielder's powerful shot is on target, albeit far too central. Nielsen gathers the ball at the second attempt.
49' The Faroe Islands are not looking quite as assured at the back since the restart. Suso is invited to shoot but his curler is off target.
48' Spain had 70 per cent of the ball in the first half and they have, as expected, continued to dominate possession early in the second period. Nielsen is left stranded when the ball is played into the centre but the visitors clear their lines.
46' RESTART! The Faroe Islands, still in with a shot of snatching the most unlikely of points at Estadio El Molinon, get us back up and running.
The Faroe Islands clearly grew in confidence and they ended the first half pretty strongly. As long as it remains 1-0 there is the chance of a major upset in Gijon, so Moreno may well opt to make a change at the interval. Among the subs is Alcacer, who was on the scoresheet against Romania last time out.
Spain take a one-goal lead into half-time thanks to Rodrigo's strike 13 minutes in after being teed up by Oyarzabal. The Faroe Islands claimed for offside but with no VAR in use the goal was allowed to stand. That aside the hosts have struggled to truly trouble Nielsen, the opposition keeper making just one other save of note to keep out the impressive Thiago's 25-yard volley. Rodrigo also headed over from a good position but a lot more is required in the second half.
45' Two minutes have been added on at the end of the first half. The Faroe Islands are knocking the ball around at the back, with Spain opting to drop deep rather than push high.
Thiago Alcântara
Yellow Card
44' Thiago, probably Spain's best player in this first half, is cautioned after catching Hendriksson Olsen a little late.
43' SCARE FOR SPAIN! This is a very well worked move from the Faroe Islands. The ball is worked to Davidsen in the middle and he is inches away from connecting with it. A Spanish player made the final touch as a corner is awarded.
42' Moreno would like a second goal to take into half-time, and on the basis of the last five minutes that second goal will soon arrive. Thiago makes another smart run around the back but cannot quite make contact with his header.
40' Ramos has a go from range but is a fair way off target with this latest attempt.
39' GOOD CHANCE! Thiago is growing more and more into this game. He sends the ball in from he right and Rodrigo, having got the wrong side of his man, heads over from a good position. It really should be 2-0.
38' GREAT EFFORT! Suso curls this latest free-kick into the box and it is headed on by Vatnsdal for a corner. The set-piece is well worked, the ball being cut back for Thiago 25 yards from goal. The volley is sweetly struck and Nielsen gets down to his left to tip it away.
36' Thiago makes a smart run in behind and stays on his feet despite a slight nudge inside the box. He is unable to bring it under control and a promising attack comes to an end.
34' Klaemint Olsen is back on the field. Spain need to find some sort of momentum as we enter the final 10 minutes of the first half.
33' SHOT! That on-target attempt from the visitors has sparked Spain into life. Thiago gets a shot away which is dealt with by Nielsen. There is a stoppage in play now for Klaemint Olsen to receive some treatment.
31' SAVE! Having managed to tame Spain in the opening half an hour of the game, the Faroe Islands are growing more and more in confidence. Bjartalid gets a shot away from pretty much the visitors' first attack, though it's an easy one for De Gea to deal with.
29' Hendriksson Olsen has committed three or four fouls now and has somehow managed to avoid a booking. This latest free-kick is launched into the box and Nielsen plucks it out of the air.
27' Gaya has Rodrigo in his sights as he carries the ball down the left, but Nielsen commits to it and gets two hands to the ball.
26' Faroe Islands boss Olsen will be pretty pleased with the way the last 10 minutes have gone since Spain opened the scoring. The hosts are continuing to see an awful lot of the ball, but they are not doing a great deal with it. Suso's shot is blocked by Davidsen.
24' Replays of Rodrigo's goal suggest it may well have been offside. Had VAR been in use in the Euro 2020 qualifiers it might have been ruled out.
23' Spain win a corner and the ball drops for Ramos to strike. He certainly knows how to find the back of the net but this is an awkward one and the volleyed attempt ends well over the crossbar.
21' Hendriksson Olsen takes out Thiago and a free-kick is awarded 25 yards from goal. Suso has only one thing in his mind but strikes the ball against the wall.
19' Thiago's cross is a good one but has a little too much on it for Rodrigo to meet. The Faroe Islands are playing very narrow at the back and Spain are making the most of the space in wide areas.
17' Spain have had 81 per cent of the ball in the opening 17 minutes of the match, but they have managed just one shot on target. Will the Faroe Islands muster any sort of attack in the remaining 70 minutes or so?
15' Having scored one, it is already a case of 'how many' from Spain's perspective. That was a fairly scrappy opener, but the hosts have played some nice football and should go on to bag a few more before full-time.
Mikel Oyarzabal
13' This was unselfish play from Oyarzabal, who made the most of the support alongside him. The visitors claimed for offside but the goal stands.
13' GOOOAAALLL!!! SPAIN 1-0 FAROE ISLANDS! The home side make the breakthrough with 13 minutes on the clock - and it is a goal that has been coming since kick-off. Rodri prods the ball through for Oyarzabal, who has Nielsen breathing right down his throat. Rather than try to poke the ball home, he taps it to his right and Rodrigo has a simple finish into an empty net.
12' PENALTY APPEAL! Suso causes some real panic inside the box and cuts the ball back for Parejo, whose shot is deflected into the path of Ramos. The centre-back turns the ball goalwards and it hits an opposition player. A few Spanish players appeal for handball but nothing is given.
10' Davidsen clatters into Carvajal and Spain have a chance to cross the free-kick into the box from out on the right. Suso sends it towards a cluster of players near the penalty spot, but it is a visiting player who gets to it first.
8' The Faroe Islands are essentially playing with four centre-backs and a six-man midfield. It will not be easy for Spain to break them down, but you would fancy them to find a way through eventually.
6' Carvajal crosses from the right and picks out Rodrigo at the back post, but he is unable to find the target. The home team are knocking the ball around with ease.
5' A bit of a disjointed start to the match following that early collision between Hansson and Rodri, then, but Spain are starting to find their groove. Plenty of players on the field today have a chance to impress head coach Moreno.
4' Hansson does not look all that comfortable as he makes his way to the sideline. After a bit of seeing to, however, he is fine to come back onto the pitch.
2' Rodri catches Hansson and there is an early stoppage in play. Both players had their eyes on the ball and it is the Faroe Islands midfielder who has come out second best.
1' KICK-OFF! After a minute's silence to mark the tragic passing of former Spain boss Luis Enrique's young daughter, the home side get the game under way.
The two teams are now out on the field at Estadio El Molinon and we are moments away from kick-off.
Ramos is playing his 167th senior match for Spain, equalling legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas' caps record.
Lars Olsen has seemingly changed formation for this daunting test, going with five across the back in an attempt to stifle the Spanish. Vatnsdal, Klaemint Olsen and Bjartalid are all brought into the starting line-up, while Arminia Bielefeld striker Edmundsson continues to lead the line.
Spain show nine changes from their narrow win against Romania, with Ramos and Rodrigo the only two survivors from last time out. De Gea is among those to come in, taking over from Kepa in goal, while the likes of Oyarzabal, Parejo and Gaya are also handed starts. One thing that remains the same is the formation - the hosts will again shape up in a 4-3-3 today.
Faroe Islands subs: Patrik Johannesen, Teitur Gestsson, Kristian Joensen, Magnus Egilsson, Kaj Leo i Bartalsstovu, Rene Joensen, Meinhard Olsen, Andreas Eriksen, Arni Frederiksberg.
FAROE ISLANDS (5-4-1): Gunnar Nielsen; Solvi Vatnhamar, Heini Vatnsdal, Atli Gregersen (c), Rogvi Baldvinsson, Viljormur Davidsen; Klaemint Olsen, Brandur Hendriksson Olsen, Hallur Hansson, Joannes Bjartalid; Joan Simun Edmundsson.
Spain subs: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Pau Lopez, Paco Alcacer, Unai Nunez, Saul Niguez, Dani Ceballos, Jordi Alba, Jesus Navas, Pablo Sarabia, Sergio Busquets, Fabian Ruiz.
SPAIN (4-3-3): David de Gea; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos (c), Mario Hermoso, Jose Gaya; Daniel Parejo, Rodri, Thiago Alcantara; Mikel Oyarzabal, Rodrigo Moreno, Suso.
Faroe Islands lost 4-1 in the reverse fixture to Spain in June and are still seeking their first point in Group F. Their losing run continued on Thursday when going down 4-0 to Sweden on home soil, making it 16 goals conceded and four scored in their five Euro 2020 qualifiers. Victory for Sweden kept them within five points of La Roja, while third-place Norway are a further two points adrift heading into the sixth round of fixtures.
Spain are top of Group F thanks to a perfect record of five wins from five, most recently earning a 2-1 victory against Romania on Thursday. Sergio Ramos scored from the penalty spot and Paco Alcacer added a second from close range, but Robert Moreno's men had to hold on a little in Bucharest as Diego Llorente was shown a straight red card after Florin Andone had pulled one back.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Euro 2020 qualifier between Spain and the Faroe Islands at Estadio El Molinon in Gijon.