Tórshavn, Uefa Euro 2020 qualifying group F, Matchday 3: The Faroese national team got away with a relatively respectful 4-1 defeat against Spain in last night‘s qualifying match at Tórsvøllur Stadium.
Spain went 2-0 up after 18 minutes, with goals from Sergio Ramos and Jesús Navas, and made it 3-1 after 33 minutes. Spain could have scored a few more in the opening half, but thankfully – from a Faroese point of view, obviously – they did not; arguably because they lacked real world class quality up front.
The Faroe Islanders were all over the place in the first half, but in the second half the North Atlantic minnows improved and almost made it 2-3 after 52 minutes. The Faroe Islanders fought bravely and largely managed to keep the Spaniards at bay – although it has to be noted that the Spaniards eased off somewhat in the second half.
José Gaya made it 4-1 after 71 minutes.
Faroese striker Klæmint Olsen scored the only goal for the Faroe Islands.
On Monday, the Faroes host Norway, while Spain take on Sweden.
Faroe Islands v Spain 1-4 (1-3)
0-1: Sergio Ramos, 5
0-2: Jesús Navas, 18
1-2: Klæmint Olsen, 29
1-3: Own goal (Teitur Gestsson), 33
1-4: José Gaya, 71
Group F standings
Spain 9 points