The Spain team took an important step towards qualifying for Euro 2024 this Thursday after winning 2-0 over their counterpart from Scotlandwho lost the opportunity to close in the La Cartuja stadium Sevillano his pass to the continental tournament.
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The goals from Álvaro Morata (73) and Oihan Sancet (86) consolidated Spain in second place in Group Athree points from Scotland leaderand with two more than third place, Norwaywho won this Thursday 4-0 in Cyprus.
A A new victory next Sunday in Oslo against the Nordics would guarantee La Roja's pass to the 2024 Euro Cupfor which the first two in the group qualify.
The defeat in Seville postpones the Scots' classificationfor whom this Thursday would have been enough a tie to guarantee one of the two places that give the pass to Germany 2024.
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A Mikel Merino's shot hit the post after taking advantage of a rebound from the Scottish defense (34) was the best chance of the first half, in which Álvaro Morata saw his goal disallowed for offside (38).
Scotland also saw how a review in VAR led to cancellation offside a goal from a free kick by Scott McTominay (60), who had already marked the double that sank Spain in glasgow in March.
Spain arrived, but I saw the minutes slip away without being able to break the tie until Álvaro Morata appeared again to head a cross from Jesús Navas (73) into the back of the Scottish nets.who had entered shortly before for Dani Carvajal (63).
He goalkeeper Unai Simón had to work hard to stop a ball at point blank range pushed by Adamsafter a shot of Hickey (81).
After the scare, The second Spanish goal followed when Joselu put a ball from the right and from close range between Oihan Sancet and Porteus they put the ball in in the Scottish net (86) to seal the victory.
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