Scotland stun Spain while Switzerland and Romania make it two wins from two
Scott McTominay scored twice as Scotland soared to their first victory over Spain since 1984 with a 2-0 win in their European Championship qualifying Group A clash at Hampden Park.
The Manchester United midfielder, who also scored twice against Cyprus on Saturday, took just seven minutes to find the net again when he pounced on a cut-back from captain Andy Robertson.
And he doubled the hosts’ lead early in the second half after Kieran Tierney’s cross was half-cleared into his path and he drilled the ball back past Kepa Arrizabalaga.
FULL TIME: Scotland 2-0 Spain.
A HUGE performance from Steve Clarke's team 💪
Two goals from Scott McTominay either side of half time means it's two wins out of two to start our European Qualifying campaign!#SCOESP pic.twitter.com/EjIrrBR76R
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) March 28, 2023
It was a sobering night for Spain, who went into the match with a proud record of just five defeats from their last 68 European qualifying games and new boss Luis de la Fuente.
Joselu crashed a header against the bar and and Pedro Porro brought a fantastic fingertip save out of Angus Gunn but John McGinn hit the woodwork for the Scots as they held on for a famous win.
Also in Group A, Georgia and Norway played out a 1-1 draw in Tbilisi with Alexander Sorloth’s excellent opener for the visitors cancelled out by Georgia’s Georges Mikautadze on the hour mark.
Kieffer Moore’s first-half header helped Wales continue their promising start to their Group D campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Latvia in Cardiff.
Building on their impressive 1-1 draw in Croatia, Wales summoned plenty of pressure but struggled to make a breakthrough, with Moore flashing wide and Neco Williams and Ethan Ampadu also off target from distance.
Moore broke the deadlock shortly before half-time after good work from Aaron Ramsey and Daniel James, and Wales could have had more with Williams forcing a brilliant save out of Latvian keeper Pavels Steinbors.
Meanwhile Croatia also have four points from their first two games after two first-half strikes from Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic saw the visitors to an impressive 2-0 win in Turkey.
FINAAAAAAAAL! 🇽🇰🆚🇦🇩➡️ Primer punt en una nit històrica!! Aquests nanos són increïbles, cada dia ens sorprenen més!!Kosovo 1⃣Andorra 1⃣Va per vosaltres, afició! FORÇA ANDORRA!! 💙💛♥️#SomAndorra pic.twitter.com/V3lL38fkUn
— Federació Andorrana de Futbol (@Fedandfut) March 28, 2023
Switzerland maintained their 100 per cent start in Group I as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Israel in Lancy, with goals from Ruben Vargas, Zeki Amdouni and Silvan Widmer.
Early goals from Nicolae Stancui and Andrei Burca set up Romania for a 2-1 win over Belarus in Bucharest, but the visitors kept battling and reduced the deficit through Vladislav Morozov four minutes from time.
Albert Rosas was Andorra’s hero as he salvaged a rare point for the principality after a 1-1 draw in Kosovo, shortly after Edon Zhegrova gave the hosts a 59th-minute lead.