Scotland Claims Shocking Victory Over Spain

Scotland pulled off a stunning 2-0 victory over Spain in their Euro 2024 qualifying match, with Scott McTominay scoring twice to secure the win. It was a historic moment for the Scottish team, as it marked their first win over Spain since 1984.

The match started with an early goal from McTominay, who broke the deadlock within six minutes into the game with a low shot in the box. Despite Spain’s dominance of possession, Scotland managed to absorb their attacks and maintain their lead until halftime.

In the second half, Scotland continued to press and was rewarded with another goal from McTominay. This time, the midfielder unleashed a powerful shot into the bottom corner, leaving Spain goalkeeper Kepa with no chance of denying him.

FULL TIME: Scotland 2-0 Spain.

A HUGE performance from Steve Clarke's team 💪

Two goals from Scott McTominay either side of half time means it's two wins out of two to start our European Qualifying campaign!#SCOESP

— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) March 28, 2023

Results of the Match

Spain made eight changes to the team that beat Norway on Saturday, while Scotland coach Steve Clarke fielded his strongest possible line-up. The win is a significant moment in Scotland’s Euro 2024 qualifying campaign and it will give the team a boost of confidence as they move forward.

For Spain, it was a disappointing result in Luis de la Fuente’s first away match in charge of the national team. Despite their dominance of possession, they were unable to find the back of the net and suffered a defeat that will be hard to swallow.

Following their victory, the national team sits atop Group A after two straight wins, three points clear of Spain and an impressive five points ahead of Norway.


Statements from Scotland’s Coach

Manager Steve Clarke hailed the performance, saying it was important to capitalize on the home games and secure maximum points.

He added that all credit goes to the players, who gave their all on the pitch, and even the seven players in the stand were just as happy.

However, Clarke cautioned that there is still a long way to go to seal qualification, stating that they don’t qualify with six points. He emphasized the importance of staying grounded and focusing on improving their game, especially since one loss could cost them dearly.

Clarke also noted that the victory over Spain and Norway in World Cup qualifying sends a message that Scotland is competitive against top teams. He hopes this win will give the players more belief and help them put their mark on the group.

Statements from the Players

2 – Scott McTominay is the first Scotland player to score a brace against Spain since Mo Johnston in a World Cup qualifier in November 1984. Arrival.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 28, 2023

Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay has credited manager Steve Clarke for giving the team the belief that they could create a lasting legacy. McTominay said Clarke told the players to be clinical with their chances and to make the most of their opportunities.

The Manchester United midfielder, who has now scored four goals in his last two games for Scotland, also said that he wants to keep adding goals and assists to his game.

McTominay praised the atmosphere at Hampden Park, saying he had never seen anything like it, and thanked the fans for their support.

With their sights set on back-to-back European Championships for the first time since Euro 92 and Euro 96, the future looks bright for the Scottish team.


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