First victory over the… elite after 16 years for the unlikely Scotland!


No outsiders. With two of his goals McTominaythe Scotland shocked Spain, beating them 2-0 in Glasgow and thus making it 2/2 in the 1st group of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

This was also the first victory of the Scots against… an elite opponent after almost 16 years. Then, him September 2007Alex McLeish’s team had taken huge double, 1-0, against France with a goal from McFadden and had become the boss to qualify for the final stage of Euro 2008.

In fact, Scotland had thus made the 2/2 against the “tricolors”, as they had beaten them 1-0 at home as well.

Hopes, however, for a presence on the pitches of Austria and Switzerland had vanished after an improbable 0/2 in the last matches with Georgia and Italy.

The Azzurri had finished top of the group with 29 points, the French followed with 26 and Scotland remained on 24, having stood out ahead of Ukraine, Lithuania, Georgia and the Faroe Islands.

The Scots finally broke their streak without a major finals appearance at Euro 2021, but have yet to win against a top-flight side, with some wins over Denmarkher Ukrainianher Czech Republic and her Croatia to stand out.

Source: Sport Fm

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