83 mins: Richards does really well to cover Rodrigo’s run, get in front of his man and boot the ball clear at the vital moment.
81 mins: The final substitution of the evening sees Suso taken off, and Rodrigo brought on.
80 mins: Another decent Welsh attack! Lawrence dances into the area, reaches the byline and, with three team-mates to his left, tries to pick one out but Bartra cuts out the pass.
78 mins: Aspas has the ball in the net now, but the linesman’s flag is waving.
75 mins: Meanwhile in Haifa, the home side have taken the lead and the score is now Israel 2-1 Scotland. It’s a Kieran Tierney own goal, Israel having by all accounts missed so many easy chances that in the end a Scotsman had to score for them.
GOAL! Wales 0-4 Spain (Bartra, 74 mins)
Another set piece goal! Suso sends it in from the left, and Bartra meets it at the near post and sends it looping across goal and in off the far post!
71 mins: Nearly a wonderful chance for Wales! Ramsey gets down the right and passes inside to Brooks who crosses low, and for a moment it looks like Vokes is about to thrash the ball into the net at the near post! But then he doesn’t, because a defender gets in the way.
70 mins: Rodri’s low shot is easily saved by Hennessey. The substitutions have taken much of the sting out of the game.
65 mins: Another fine chance for Spain! It’s another cross from the left, and Morata meets it at the far post and heads firmly but well wide.
64 mins: Back in Haifa, Scotland’s John Souttar has been sent off.
62 mins: Matthew Smith comes on for Joe Allen, Declan John trots off with Tom Lawrence replacing him, and Ben Davies is swapped for Jazz Richards. Spain, meanwhile, take off Azpilicueta and bring on Jonny, who is making his international debut.
59 mins: Oooooh! Wales so nearly have a shot on target! Ramsey shoots low from 30 yards and Kepa saves easily. I’m pretty sure the ball would have rolled harmlessly wide, but it was very close to rolling harmlessly towards goal.
58 mins: Suso hits the bar! It’s a lovely left-footed curler from 20 yards that curls over Hennessey but doesn’t quite dip enough.
57 mins: Meanwhile in Haifa it’s now Israel 1-1 Scotland, with the statistics suggesting that the home side have been dominating, well ahead as they are in shots, shots on target, corners and possession.
55 mins: A really very lovely Spanish move ends with Gaya crossing from the left and Alcacer heading over.
53 mins: Wales are pressing the Spanish backline a little more urgently in this half than in the last. Spain pass the ball through them in the end anyway, obviously, but at least they had to work a bit.
50 mins: Ampadu has done himself some damage, and is limping off the pitch with some kind of muscle injury. King will come on.
49 mins: Morata misses a brilliant chance for a fourth! Spain slice and dice the home defence with insulting ease, and Morata is played through. He tries to lift the ball over the advancing Hennessey, but can’t get enough lift and the keeper saves.
46 mins: And they’re off! Wales get the second half started, and 25 seconds later they still have the ball!
Not to be outdone, Spain are making three changes: Kepa, Bartra and Koke are on, and De Gea, Ramos and Saul are off.
A couple of half-time changes for Wales: James Chester and David Brooks are coming on, with Williams and, er, someone else going off.
Meanwhile in Guincamp, the World Cup champions, with Giroud, Griezmann, Dembele and Pogba in the starting XI, are 1-0 down at home to Iceland.
Replays of that second goal are astonishing. At the far post, which is the only place the ball could possibly have gone, there were three defenders, one of whom was Aaron Ramsey, and four attackers, so Wales had an in-built deficiency. Two of the defenders were standing around at the back of the queue, and one of those didn’t move when the free-kick was taken. It was just a shambles: horrific organisation, terrible planning, and poor individual decision-making.
Half time: Wales 0-3 Spain
45+1 mins: After six seconds of stoppage time, the referee blows his whistle and we have had half of the time!
45 mins: A lengthy spell of Spanish possession ends with Albiol looking up and, under no pressure, sidefooting a 30-yard low pass straight into touch.
43 mins: Wales have definitely grown into the game. Not that far into it, it’s true, but considerably further than they were towards the beginning. Some of their football, such as the way John fed Vokes a few minutes ago, has even been quite nice. But as I type Spain are hogging the ball once again.
40 mins: Scotland update: “So a meaningless Wales friendly gets the MBM treatment but Scotland get bupkis for their Nations League match at Israel?” notes JR. This is sadly true. We can only spread ourselves so thin. “I can’t decide if that’s an insult to Scotland or an insult to the Nations League. Anyhow, I can report there’s a bit of con-TRA-versy as y’all say over there as Scotland just won a penalty for a bit of a barge in Naismith’s back. Mulgrew scored it so it’s 0-1.”
39 mins: Wales come close! Well, they come close to going close! John carries the ball down the left, cuts inside and passes low to Vokes, who touches the ball away from Ramos, spins into the area, and then sees De Gea come and collect it.
38 mins: Wales actually put a passing move together, and as they keep the ball on the fringes of Spain’s area the crowd buzzes and hums. Then Allen gives it away. As you were.
36 mins: Wales nearly threaten Spain’s goal a bit! From Wilson’s corner Ampadu heads the ball vaguely goalwards, and though it did hit the post it was the outside edge, and De Gea waved it on its way.
35 mins: Wilson taps the ball against Alcacer’s leg and thus wins a corner, the undoubted highlight of Wales’s attacking efforts so far.
32 mins: A long ball over the defence finds Saul in all sorts of space, but he can’t control and it bounces out of play.
GOAL! Wales 0-3 Spain (Alcacer, 29 mins)
Morata goes down inside the penalty area after being tripped by Roberts. It looks deliberate to me, but with the ball nowhere near the referee misses it. Never mind: the ball never reaches him, because the cross from the right is headed half-out, headed back in and then knocked past Hennessey by Alcacer!
29 mins: Azpilicueta lifts the ball into the area, where Morata controls nicely but has to pass back.
25 mins: Spain win a corner, which is headed behind for another corner. “When was Ashley Williams last good?” writes someone on Twitter. Sometime in late 2015, I believe.
23 mins: Wales have a shot! It’s Wilson, from the free kick, but from wide on the right and a fair distance from goal it would have had to be a miracle shot to fly past De Gea, and it was not that. Instead, it looped over the bar.