Spain 4-0 Faroe Islands: Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer hit braces to seal victory and continue winning run in Group F for Robert Moreno’s men
- Spain eased to victory over the Faroe Island to push further ahead in Group F
- Striker Rodrigo opened the scoring after 16 minutes played in the match
- The Valencia man then struck once again following the second-half restart
- Spain have a 100 per cent winning record in their qualification matches
Spain homed in on Euro 2020 by easing past the Faroe Islands 4-0 on Sunday for a sixth straight qualifying win that featured two goals each from Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer and moved them further clear at the top of Group F.
Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas’ record of 167 appearances for Spain on an emotional night at Sporting Gijon’s El Molinon stadium, which paid tribute to the late Spain and Sporting forward Quini before kick off.
A minute’s silence was also held in memory of former Spain coach Luis Enrique’s daughter Xana, who passed away last month.
Striker Rodrigo hit a brace as Spain swept aside Faroe Island in Euro 2020 qualifying
There followed a straightforward win that took Spain on to a maximum 18 points after six games and leaves them seven ahead of second-placed Sweden, who drew 1-1 at home to Norway.
Romania beat Malta 1-0 with a goal from George Puscas to leapfrog Norway into third place on 10 points.
Valencia striker Rodrigo tapped into an empty net to put Spain in front in the 13th minute despite being in an offside position when he received a pass from Mikel Oyarzabal.
Paco Alcacer scored two quick-fire goals in the dying moments to cap off a 4-0 mauling
But with video technology not in use in the qualifying phases, the goal stood.
Rodrigo doubled Spain’s lead in the 50th minute on coach Robert Moreno’s home debut by cutting in from the right wing and firing a left-footed shot towards goal which took a heavy deflection off a visiting defender on its way into the net.
Alcacer then entrenched his reputation as a highly productive substitute by further stretching Spain’s advantage with simple strikes in the 89th minute and deep in stoppage-time.