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Spain vs Scotland LIVE: Euro 2024 qualifier result after Scott McTominay goal controversially ruled out

Spain 2-0 Scotand: McTominay’s strike was disallowed with the Euro 2024 qualifier goalless, before Alvaro Morata and a Ryan Porteous own goal gave the hosts a controversial win

Jamie Braidwood
Friday 13 October 2023 01:05 BST
Clarke - Scotland will not 'sit in and defend all night' against Spain in Euro qualifier

Scotland suffered their first Euro 2024 qualifying defeat with a 2-0 loss in Spain but qualification hopes remain alive.

The Scots had won their first five Group A qualifiers including a 2-0 win over the Spanish at Hampden Park in March and needed to take something from the return game in Seville or Norway fail to beat Cyprus, to qualify on the night.

In a stifling warm evening, the Scots survived some heavy first-half pressure to go in at the break goalless before Scott McTominay, who scored both goals against Spain in Glasgow, fired in a wonderful free-kick in the 59th minute only to see it ruled out after a VAR check for a Jack Hendry infringement.

Alvaro Morata headed in after 73 minutes and substitute Oihan Sancet and Scotland defender Ryan Porteous clashed together for the second in the 86th minute and with Norway beating Cyprus, Steve Clarke’s men move on to the second October fixture.

Follow all the action as Spain host Scotland in the Euro 2024 qualifiers plus get all the latest odds and tips right here:


GOAL! Spain 2-0 Scotland (Porteous own goal 85’)

Spain double their lead - and this is cruel on Scotland.

It comes from a slip from Aaron Hickey. From it, Torres takes possession and cuts a ball across the face. Porteous, who defended so brilliantly in the previous action, slides in to try and stop the Spain forward from tapping into an empty net but puts it past Gunn.

This simply hasn’t been Scotland’s night.

Jamie Braidwood12 October 2023 21:35

Spain 1-0 Scotland

85 mins: Morata is replaced by Joselu, who almost makes an immediate impact. The Real Madrid striker latches onto a loose ball and rounds Gunn, but Porteous recovers to make a sliding challenge and keep it out.

Jamie Braidwood12 October 2023 21:34

Spain 1-0 Scotland

84 mins: Another chance! As Scotland pile on the pressure, the ball looks to break to Armstrong in the box. But Rodri, somehow, is able to get a leg up and block it. Spain staying alive this time by the barest of margins.

Here, by the way, is the disallowed goal.

Jamie Braidwood12 October 2023 21:32

Spain 1-0 Scotland

81 mins: CHANCE! What an opportunity this is for Scotland! Hickey, who has been immense, flies forward and dribbles into the Spain box. He hacks an effort towards goal and it breaks to Adams, who only needs to prod the ball past Simon. But the striker is not able to make enough contact, and the goalkeeper can collect.

Scotland, though, are building some late momentum.

Jamie Braidwood12 October 2023 21:30

Spain 1-0 Scotland

78 mins: A double change for Scotland: the front two have put in some shift and are now swapped, as Dykes and Christie are replaced by Adams and Armstrong.

Jamie Braidwood12 October 2023 21:27

Spain 1-0 Scotland

76 mins: A graphic has now flashed up showing that Hendry was “offside” from McTominay’s free-kick, still only by an inch.

Uefa initially said the goal was disallowed because there had been a foul on the Spain goalkeeper.

Jamie Braidwood12 October 2023 21:26

GOAL! Spain 1-0 Scotland (Morata 73’)

Spain lead.

And you can’t say it had not been coming.

Jesus Navas has only been on for a matter of moments but the veteran winger picks out a stunning cross to find Morata, and the Spain captain heads past Gunn.

It still feels incredibly harsh on Scotland after that disallowed goal.

Jamie Braidwood12 October 2023 21:21

Spain 0-0 Scotland

71 mins: Spain have managed to sustain a spell of possession. McTominay hacks away Torres’s cross after the winger got past Hickey. It’s backs to the wall again.

Jamie Braidwood12 October 2023 21:19

Spain 0-0 Scotland

66 mins: Now it’s getting tetchy. Hendry leans over Morata after the striker stays down and says a few words, only for Morata to jump to his feet.

Spain have barely threatened this half.

Jamie Braidwood12 October 2023 21:15

Spain 0-0 Scotland

63 mins: Michael Stewart on commentary has just called that decision a “joke” and I’m sure few would disagree.

Hendry barely touched Simon and certainly did not stop the goalkeeper form being able to do anything about McTominay’s strike.

Scotland need to keep their heads now - McTominay threw a water bottle down in anger after that goal was ruled out.

And now Norway lead Cyprus 2-0.

Jamie Braidwood12 October 2023 21:13

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