Inscrit le: 22 Mar 2018
|Posté le: Ven 12 Oct - 04:12 (2018) Sujet du message: Wales 1-4 Spain: Luis Enrique's men outclass Ryan Giggs's yo
| Wales 1-4 Spain: Luis Enrique's men outclass Ryan Giggs's young side
| pic5678 Spain warmed up for their Nations League clash with England with a silky 4-1 friendly win over Wales, who were without Gareth Bale. This was Ryan Giggs' biggest test of his managerial career but without his Real Madrid superstar - who was missing with a groin problem - they were second best as Paco Alcacer netted twice (8 & 29) while Sergio Ramos (19) and Marc Bartra (74) also headed home.
Sam Vokes (89) scored a late consolation for the hosts, who now have to gather themselves for an important Nations League clash with the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday amid doubts about the fitness of Bale and Ethan Ampadu, who limped off with a knee injury.
Spain boss Luis Enrique has now overseen three impressive victories since taking charge after the World Cup, registering wins over England at Wembley, Croatia and now Wales. pic5678 It also means Spain have suffered just one defeat in their last 27 matches - and that defeat came on penalties to Russia in the last 16 of the World Cup.
The young Welsh players were in awe of their opponents in the early stages as they stood off and admired the passing talents of the Spanish midfield. It took just seven minutes for Spain to punish their hosts. A ball in from the right was punched clear pic5678 by Wayne Hennessey but Spain recycled the ball quickly into Alcacer, who made half a yard and curled a fantastic effort into the top corner.