Paco Alcacer at the double as Wales forget their lines against Spain

This was the first time that Wales have played at the Principality Stadium since 2011 and it turned into an ordeal for Ryan Giggs and his players. Outplayed and outclassed by Spain, the home side were comprehensively beaten on a night when the only saving grace was that the scoreline was not more emphatic.

Spain were in so much control that it seemed like an exhibition match for Luis Enrique’s team. They raced into a three-goal lead as Paco Alcácer maintained his remarkable start to the season – the Borussia Dortmund striker has scored nine goals in five appearances for club and country, despite starting three of those matches from the bench – and Sergio Ramos silenced the boos that greeted his every touch with a typical header.

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