Scotland record famous victory over Spain at Hampden Park

The last player to score two or more goals against Spain in a European Championship or World Cup qualifier was David Healy, who scored a hat-trick for Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on 6 September 2006.

New Spain head coach Luis de la Fuente made eight changes from the Spain side that beat Norway 3-0 in their group opener in Málaga.

On a dreadful night in Glasgow for De la Fuente and his team, Scott McTominay popped up with two goals as Scotland recorded a famous victory on home soil to go top of Group A.

The midfielder netted in the 7th minute to give Steve Clarke’s men the lead and then doubled Scotland’s advantage with a second strike in the 51st minute. The Manchester United player has now scored four goals in two games for his country from midfield.

In the first half, La Roja went close through Pedro Porro, Rodri and Joselu, who made his first competitive start for his country.

De la Fuente made changes as his team looked to come from behind, sending on Gavi, Nico Williams, Iago Aspas and Borja Iglesias, but Spain, who were poor, couldn’t break the home side down.

In today’s other Group A game, Georgia and Norway played out a 1-1 draw, leaving Spain second in the group with three points from two games.

Scotland lead the way in Group A with six points. The McTominay brace gives them two wins from their opening two Euro 2024 qualifiers after they beat Cyprus 3-0 on Saturday.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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