In November 1984, Steve Clarke stood alongside his father on the north terrace of Hampden Park as a Scotland team inspired by Kenny Dalglish swatted aside Spain. Almost 40 years on, Clarke found himself masterminding a result which is arguably even more impressive given the football paths subsequently taken by the nations in question.
Scotland, who sit proudly atop their Euro 2024 qualifying section, were fully worth their first win over the Spanish since Clarke was that paying punter. Two-goal Scott McTominay was the hero, but every Scotland player may as well have worn capes.
Written by Ewan Murray at Hampden Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/mar/28/scotland-spain-euro-2024-qualifier-match-report under the title “Scott McTominay stuns Spain to extend Scotland’s perfect start to qualifying”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.