Spain V Faroe Islands - As it happened.
FT: Spain 4-0 Faroe Islands. An overwhelming team for the Faroe Islands despite their decent performance tonight. Goals from Paco Alcacer and Rodrigo brought Gijon to the ground in Spain for a deserved win despite their at times sluggish performance.
GOAAAAAAAALLLL!!!! Paco Alcacer adds another one!!!
Three minutes of added time!
A lovely team move as Spain work the ball from left to right and when the ball goes in to the box, Alcacer flicks it in!
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.
Nuñez makes his Spain debut, in for Ramos.
Possible last change for Spain here. They deserve to be leading, but there have been some unconvincing actions tonight.
Rodri tries a lot shot from distance. Nielsen gathers and it is then cleared away by a defender...
HUGE CHANCE! Out of pretty much nowhere, Bjartalid has space to charge into down the middle and just De Gea to beat. His shot is narrowly kept out by the legs of the Spain goalkeeper!
The ball pops up and hits Ramos on the arm, leading to a yellow card. The captain is very unhappy.
Carvajal takes a blow to his ankle and looks to be in some discomfort...
Play is being broken up by a number of subs now as Spain make their second alteration, bringing on Sarabia for Suso.
Edmundsson is off and Bartalsstovu on for the Faroe Islands in their second change of the match.
Spain make their first change of the game, with Alcacer taking over from Oyarzabal up top.
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.
Eriksen replaces Baldvinsson in the first change of the contest.
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.
Spain get the game started with some strong offensive play!
Second half underway!
HT: Spain 1-0 Faroe Islands. Spain dominating as expected but the team's unfamiliarity - lots of new faces - is showing. See you in 15 min!
Two minutes have been added on at the end of the first half.
Thiago, probably Spain's best player in this first half, is cautioned after catching Hendriksson Olsen a little late.
CHANCE! 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.
Sergio Ramos tries a shot from long range, but it's off target...
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 as the Faroe islands keeper stops it.
A little break in proceedings as a Faroe Islands players is down injured and receiving treatment...
Joannes Bjartalid has a shot from distance, but De Gea gets down to save with relative ease. First attempt for the Faroe Islands...
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.
Faroe Islands get the ball over the halfway line on the right and it is cleared back to David de Gea in the Spain goal. A first touch for the Manchester United goalkeeper, with a quarter of the game gone...
Spain still dominating. The hosts are looking for a second goal now in Gijón...
The home side makes the breakthrough with 13 minutes on the clock, but the Islanders had it 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 yet beautiful finish into an empty net.
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. Good performance from Suso today.
A lot of fresh faces for Spain today! Youngsters will get a chance to impress coach Robert Moreno.
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.
AND WE'RE OFF!
Fun fact for you! Sergio Ramos wins his 167th Spain cap tonight, equalling the La Roja record set by former Real Madrid team-mate Iker Casillas.
Kick-off getting close!
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, now earning a record breaking 176th cap, 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.
Faroe Islands starting XI: Nielsen, Vatnsdal, Gregersen, Baldvinsson, Vatnhamar, Hendriksson, Hansson, Davidsen, Olsen, Edmundsson, Bjartalío.
Spain starting XI: De Gea, Carvajal, Ramos, Hermoso, Gaya, Rodri, Parejo, Thiago, Oyarzabal, Suso, Rodrigo.
let's take a look at those line-ups!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's game, as Spain continue their Euro 2020 qualification campaign against the Faroe Islands in Gijon tonight!