Scotland Claims Famous 2-0 Victory Over Three-Time European Champions Spain
Scotland left Spain Roja-faced at Hampden Park after a 39-year wait for a win against a three-time European champion. A brace from Scott McTominay secured the 2-0 triumph which puts the Scottish football team in an excellent place to qualify for their second straight European Championship. With a maximum of six points from two matches, having dispatched Cyprus last weekend, it’s only a group of five, so eight games make it a bit of a sprint. The result could be huge in their bid to qualify, with a cushion at the top of their group which contains Spain and a Norway side with the dangerous Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard.
Despite issues with fans at a charity game last weekend and shameful scenes at the Women’s Old Firm on Monday, the future of Scottish football is looking bonnie for a nation that’s been starved of success in the sport for decades. The Scot’s resurgent side outthought and outfought the Spaniards, especially Pedro Porro, with a little help of the Tartan Army’s Hampden Roar. Celebrations in Hampden Park began the second referee Duje Strukan blew his final whistle, but Scotland Boss Steve Clarke warns there’s a long road ahead to reach Euro 2024.
In his reaction to the win, Scotland boss Clarke told Vialay Sports that it feels like a step forward for the team, but it’s only six points, and two wins don’t get Scotland to major tournaments. However, it’s a massive step forward for the team.
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