Alcacer scores twice as Spain thump Wales 4-1 on Principality Stadium return

Alcacer scores twice as Spain thump Wales 4-1 on Principality Stadium return

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Paco Alcacer, who scored twice, is on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Barcelona

Wales endured a chastening return to the Principality Stadium as they were outplayed by Spain.

As impressive as the visitors were, they were the beneficiaries of dismal Welsh defending which allowed Paco Alcacer to score two well-taken goals either side of a header from Sergio Ramos, who was left inexplicably unmarked from a free-kick.

Fortunately for the hosts, the usual raft of substitutions slowed the tempo in the second half.

Spain seemed content to treat this friendly fixture like a glorified training session, though Marc Bartra did glance in a fourth goal.

There was at least some consolation for Wales – in a stadium at which they were playing for the first time since 2011 – when Sam Vokes headed in from David Brooks’ fabulous cross but that was a rare positive.

Although they were faced with formidable opposition here, Wales had precious little to encourage them before Tuesday’s Nations League trip to the Republic of Ireland.

More to follow.

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October 11, 2018 at 01:48PM

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