With a 2-0 win over Scotland, Spain inches closer to Euro 2024

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With a 2-0 win over Scotland, Spain inches closer to Euro 2024. A thrilling qualifying match for Euro 2024 saw Spain secure a 2-0 victory against Scotland. 

A stunning free-kick goal by Scott McTominay for Scotland was disallowed due to a foul on Spain’s goalkeeper, Unai Simon.

73 minutes into the game, Alvaro Morata scored a diving header to break the deadlock to seal Spain’s victory. In the closing minutes, Oihan Sancet added to Spain’s lead with a scrappy goal, ensuring qualification for Euro 2024.

Spain midfielder Rodri Hernandez acknowledged the challenge posed by Scotland in his post-match interview, saying, “We knew their level, they are a tough opponent, for how hard they work, for keeping their lines tight, they are well-drilled, that’s why they’re first in the group.” Our biggest virtue was patience… as the minutes went by and the tiredness increased, space appeared.”

Scotland, who had been unbeaten in their previous five qualifiers, could not replicate their earlier success against Spain. It was Spain coach Luis de la Fuente’s second game in charge, and he expressed confidence in his team’s readiness.

With a 2-0 win over Scotland, Spain inches closer to Euro 2024. Spanish possession was dominated and scoring opportunities were plentiful, but Scottish resilience prevailed. Before Morata broke through with his header, Merino hit the post and Morata had an offside goal disallowed.

With a draw in Seville, Scotland would have qualified for Euro 2024. Spain, on the other hand, is only three points behind them, and their fate will be determined in the upcoming match against Norway.

Scotland were left frustrated by McTominay’s disallowed goal, while Morata’s header and Sancet’s late goal sealed Spain’s victory. “I want to clarify what I said… I’ll never criticize the football of an opponent… sometimes these types of things are used in football,” Rodri Hernandez said despite his previous criticism of Scotland’s tactics.

Spain are now on the verge of qualifying for Euro 2024, and all eyes are on their next match against Norway, which could seal their place. Against Norway on Sunday, Scotland hopes to reach consecutive European Championships if they avoid defeat against Spain’s closest rivals.

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