Paco Alcacer’s rich vein of goalscoring form continued on Thursday, as he bagged a double for Spain in their 4-1 friendly win over Wales.
The striker, who is on loan at Borussia Dortmund, took just eight minutes to open the scoring in Cardiff. He took a touch inside the box before curling the ball into the top corner.
Sergio Ramos doubled Spain’s lead before Alcacer made it 3-0 on the half-hour mark, slotting home from close range for his second Spain brace.
2 - @paco93alcacer has scored his second brace for @SeFutbol against Wales. The last time he did it was in his last game when he scored for the Spain National Team (against Louxemburg in the European Championship Qualifiers in 2015). Hungry. pic.twitter.com/yweYW6fTaQ— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 11, 2018
Alcacer was replaced in the second half by Iago Aspas and shortly afterwards Marc Bartra added a fourth, before Sam Vokes pulled one back for Wales in the 89th minute.
Interestingly Spain started the game without a Barcelona player in the line-up for the first time in over two years (a friendly against South Korea on June 1). Sergio Busquets was named on the bench but did not feature for Luis Enrique’s side.