Euro 2024 qualifiers: McTominay scores twice again, Scotland beat Spain

By | March 29, 2023

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Scott McTominay scored twice as Scotland beat Spain 2-0 in European Championship qualifying on Tuesday, its first win against one of soccer’s biggest heavyweights in 39 years.

McTominay scored two goals in a 3-0 win over Cyprus on Saturday and ended Spain’s unbeaten run in European qualifying. According to this result, Scotland is at the top of Group A with 6 points from two matches.

Mateo Kova?i? Croatia scored twice as they beat Turkey 2-0 away for their first win in Group D.

Romania and Switzerland continued their perfect start to win Group I.

A look at Tuesday’s Euro 2024 qualifiers across Europe:

Group A

The Spaniards were warned after McTominay scored two late goals in Scotland’s opening win over Cyprus.

But few expected him to do it again on Tuesday against a team that had not lost a European qualifier since a 2-1 loss to Slovakia before the 2016 tournament. Spain had not lost to Scotland since Maurice Johnston scored twice and Kenny Dalglish added another in a World Cup qualifier in November 1984.

New Spain coach Luis de la Fuente made eight changes to the team that began Euro 2024 qualification with a 3-0 win over Norway. Joselu went even closer for the visitors when his header hit the crossbar midway through the first half.

In the other group match, Georgia and Norway drew 1-1.

Group D

Croatia had to rely on goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic to deny Turkey’s Cengiz Ander and Kerem Akturkolu early on in Bursa.

Kiefer Moore scored before half-time to beat Wales 1-0 in the other group game.

Group I

Switzerland beat Israel 3-0 to give coach Murat Yakin his second qualifying win in two games after a 5-0 win over Belarus in Serbia on Saturday.

Romania maintained their winning start by beating Belarus 2-1, while Kosovo and Andorra drew 1-1.

A friendly result

Kevin De Bruyne led Belgium to a friendly 3-2 win over Germany as new coach Domenico Tedesco returned home.

De Bruyne set up both opening goals to seal victory as Germany threatened to equalize after a poor opening half hour.

It gave former Leipzig and Schalke coach Tedesco a second win in his first two games since qualifying for Euro 2024 with a 3-0 win in Sweden last week.

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