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Scotland v Spain as it happened



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By Andy Campbell

2155: Well, that's it from me. Thank you for all your contributions. You can watch highlights of Scotland v Spain on BBC One Scotland at 2305 BST and there will also be highlights of the game on the website later on tonight.

"It's a familiar tale of glorious failure for Scotland as the crowd rise to their feet in applause. They gave it everything. Del Bosque, who hardly cracked a smile when Spain won the World Cup actually looked worried for a while." BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Hampden

Full time
2151: FULL-TIME Scotland 2-3 Spain
The full-time whistle sounds and Spain maintain their 100% record in Euro 2012 qualifying Group I. Scotland drop to third, behind Czech Republic.

2151: Another save from Allan McGregor to deny David Villa in the dying seconds.

2148: We are into three minutes of stoppage time at Hampden.

Red card
2143: Steven Whittaker receives a second booking for his challenge on Sergio Ramos and is therefore sent off.

2145: Bit of late pressure from Scotland and the ball falls for Darren Fletcher but the captain elects to try and pass instead of shooting and Spain clear.

2144: Shaun Maloney comes on to replace James Morrison. A last throw of the dice from Scotland.

2143: Scotland are going to thrown on Shaun Maloney from the substitutes' bench.

2141: Charlie Adam's shot from a free-kick is blocked by the Spanish wall.

"What a sickener! Llorente wipes his brow in mock relief as home fans urge Scotland on for another charge." BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Hampden

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ahcannymind on My Sport: "Don't lose heart, Scotland. C'mon lads!!"

2137: Scotland have 10 minutes to find another equaliser and Jamie Mackie has now replaced Graham Dorrans.

2136: GOAL Scotland 2-3 Spain
Spain regain their lead with substitute Fernando Llorente side-footing home from Joan Capdevila's cross.

2134: Scotland are about to make a substitution with Jamie Mackie ready to come on for Graham Dorrans.

2132: Joan Capdevila is put through on goal and sees his shot saved by the foot of Allan McGregor and, after the ball goes out of play, Fernando Llorente replaces David Silva for Spain.

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ahcannymind on My Sport: "My nerves are shattered"

Yellow card
2130: Scotland striker Kenny Miller goes into the referee's book for catching Xabi Alonso late.

2129: David Villa draws a save from Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor but the offside flag had already been raised against the Spain striker.

"Amazing! Let's go in for the kill! Spain are reeling.... well, almost..." BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Hampden

2127: Sergio Busquets heads over for Spain just before the visitors make a substitution with Santi Cazorla making way for Pablo Hernandez.

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Isles1875 on My Sport: "GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL"

2123:GOAL Scotland 2-2 Spain
What a turnaround! James Morrison plays a one-two with Darren Fletcher and fires a low cross into the box and Spain defender Gerard Pique puts the ball into his own net.

"That's more like it! Just as it looked like a case of death by a thousand passes for Scotland, we're right back in the game. The fans are roaring themselves hoarse again." BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Hampden

2115: GOAL Scotland 1-2 Spain
Scotland hit back straight away! Kenny Miller crosses for Steven Naismith to head his first international goal.

2112: GOAL: Scotland 0-2 Spain
Joan Capdevila receives a pass from David Villa and has a shot blocked but Andres Iniesta retrieves the ball and coolly slots the ball into the net.

2111: Sergio Ramos crosses for Santi Cazorla to head wide.

2110: Important intervention by Stephen McManus as the defender clears from inside the six-yard box after David Villa's path to goal was blocked by Allan McGregor and David Weir.

"A half-time burst of The Proclaimers has only half reinvigorated the crowd. The sound level has dropped from 11 to seven on the Hampden amplifier. We can hear Manolo's drum again." BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Hampden

2108: David Silva chests the ball down and fires towards goal but Allan McGregor palms the ball out for a corner.

2103: Scotland win a corner and the ball bobs in and out of the penalty area before substitute Charlie Adam shoots over the crossbar from the edge of the box.

2102: Scotland kick off the second half with Charlie Adam on in place of Lee McCulloch. No changes for Spain at the break.

2101: The players are back on the pitch and the second half is almost underway.

"What a sucker punch! Hampden was really rocking throughout the first half full of promise. Now the mood is flat as fans trudge off in search of sustenance. Steven Whittaker won't have much of an appetite after his sickening misjudgement." BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Hampden

2056: re: Steven Whittaker's apparent double yellow card and no red, it turns out that the Scotland defender was not actually booked for the tackle on Sergio Ramos midway through the first half and therefore his booking in the wake of the penalty award was his first. But he will definitely be suspended for Scotland's next qualifier.

2054: Scotland will make a substitution at half-time with Charlie Adam replacing Lee McCulloch.

2052: Liechtenstein 0-2 Czech Republic is now a full-time score. As things stand, Czech Republic will move above Scotland and Lithuania and occupy second place behind leaders Spain.

Half time
2045: HALF-TIME Scotland 0-1 Spain
The first half is over with Spain having gained the lead their play has deserved.

2044: Scotland 0-1 Spain
David Villa strokes home the penalty but goalkeeper Allan McGregor did manage to get a hand to the ball.

Yellow card
2043: Penalty for Spain! Sergio Ramos's shot strikes the arm of Steven Whittaker and the referee points to the spot. Whittaker is booked, seemingly for a second time, but the defender is not shown a red card.

2041: Another shot by David Silva is deflected out for a corner. After clearing, Scotland mount a counter attack but Kenny Miller's pass towards Graham Dorrans is blocked and the chance is gone.

2040: Scotland win a free-kick near the halfway line as half-time approaches but the delivery by Graham Dorrans does not find a team-mate and Spain go back on the attack.

2039: David Silva drills a low shot along the turf for Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor to gather.

Yellow card
2037: Steven Whittaker is booked for his challenge on Spain right-back Sergio Ramos. The Scotland defender will now be suspended for the next qualifying match.

2036: Bit of a scuffle between David Silva and Graham Dorrans results in a free-kick for Scotland deep inside their own half.

2033: A superb pass over the top of the Scotland defence by Xabi Alonso finds David Silva on the run but the winger misses his kick and the chance is gone.

"It's energy sapping for those Scotland players, constantly having to fill those gaps." BBC Radio Scotland commentator Richard Gordon

2032: Scotland sustain more Spain pressure and Carles Puyol's header from Andres Iniesta's corner drifts wide.

2029: David Silva weaves his way into the penalty area and gets away a shot, it's blocked. Spain attack again and David Villa turns in the six-yard box and fires towards goal, but Allan McGregor saves well at the expense of another corner.

2027: Over in Liechtenstein, Czech Republic have maintained their 2-0 lead into the second half and are into the final 20 minutes.

2026: Spain push Scotland back with a series of passing moves and, at the end of the attack, Andres Iniesta's cross is clipped over the bar by the foot of Sergio Ramos.

2023: Phil Bardsley, making his Scotland debut, sends a long ball over the top for Kenny Miller to chase but, though Carles Puyol does not make the clearance, Iker Casillas comes off his line to claim the ball.

"First sighting of Craig Levein as the Scotland coach prowls pitch-side for a spot of hand waving. There's no way the players can hear a word he is saying. The old battle cry of 'get into them' rattles around the febrile stadium." BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Hampden

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Isles1875 on My Sport: "So close to scoring there..."

2018: A first real opening for Scotland as Graham Dorrans pulls the ball back for James Morrison but the midfielder's shot is blocked in the six-yard box.

2016: David Villa has not scored in Spain's last three matches, but if he finds the net tonight, he could equal Raul's record as the country's highest goal-scorer.

2015: Another chance for Spain. One touch passing puts David Silva through and his shot is blocked by Allan McGregor and it's another corner for the visitors.

2014: David Silva crosses for David Villa, who heads into the arms of Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

2012: David Villa races is on goal and gets in a shot but Scotland breathe a sigh of relief as the ball drifts wide. First real chance of the evening.

2010: Scotland goalkeeper races from his line to clear as David Villa threatens but the Spain forward had been flagged offside in any event.

2007: There are some ironic cheers from the home crowd after David Silva's shot (or cross) sails high and wide of the goal.

"Wait a minute, the famous Manolo has just struck up a noisy drumbeat - only to be drowned out by a stirring version of Flower of Scotland." BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Hampden

2003: Spain work their forward and Andres Iniesta's cross is eventually cleared out for a corner. No clear cut openings as yet.

"There's a tiny pocket of Spanish fans in the ground, and they're making a fair old racket. I can't see or hear Manolo the drummer - he hasn't hung up the drumsticks, has he?" BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at Hampden

2000: The match gets underway and Scotland win a corner almost straight away.

1957: Please note that, for those listening to the live match commentary online, this is on a different page from the 'big match build-up' page. Click the link at the top right hand side of the page to be re-directed to the live match commentary.

"A lone piper plays Highland Cathedral as the Hampden Roar gathers momentum ahead of the start of the match." BBC Scotland's Colin Moffat at the national stadium

1954: The players make their way out onto the park ahead of the national anthems.

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Isles1875 on My Sport: "Come On Scotland!!!"

1948: Liechtenstein 0-2 Czech Republic is a half-time score.

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bringthemonjpn on My Sport: "Would expect Adam, Maloney and S. Fletcher to play a part in the game at some point"

1937: In this evening's other Group I fixture, Czech Republic are winning 2-0 against their hosts Liechtenstein with under eight minutes to go until half-time.

1936: Some stats to consider. Scotland have played Spain in 12 internationals, winning three, drawing five and losing four; Spain conceded only two goals at the World Cup in South Africa, conceding none of them in the knock-out rounds; Spain also never conceded a goal in the knock-out rounds of their 2008 Euro triumph; Spain have only lost one competitive game in 2010

1930: By the way, this is the place to be for in-depth coverage of Scotland v Spain but if you want to follow a general round-up of this evening's international fixtures, click the link on the right hand side of the page and my colleague Chris Bevan will guide you through the action.

1929: Full teams from Hampden Park:
Scotland: McGregor, Bardsley, McManus, Weir, Whittaker, Dorrans, Darren Fletcher, McCulloch, Morrison, Naismith, Miller. Subs: Gordon, Caldwell, Adam, Berra, Maloney, Steven Fletcher, Mackie.
Spain: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Puyol, Pique, Capdevila, Busquets, Alonso, Iniesta, Santi Cazorla, Villa, Silva. Subs: Valdes, Monreal, Marchena, Arbeloa, Xavi, Llorente, Bruno.
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

1928: There is only one change for World and European champions Spain with Xabi Alonso replacing Fernando Llorente.

My Sport
david on My Sport: "Watching it from behind the settee"

1918: Scotland make three changes from their defeat to Czech Republic on Friday. Alan Hutton, Gary Caldwell and Jamie Mackie drop out and are replaced by debutant Phil Bardsley, Lee McCulloch and Kenny Miller.

1915: Welcome to live coverage of Scotland v Spain.

see also
Euro 2012 qualifiers as it happened
12 Oct 10 |  Football

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