Picture : McTominay’s feats break Spain streaks

Statistics on Euro 2024 qualifier Scotland vs Spain 

*Spain has ended their unbeaten series of 19 Euro qualifiers by losing 0-2 to Scotland. 

*Spain have lost only 1 of their previous 10 games vs Scotland in all competitions (including friendlies); it happened in November 1984 in a World Cup qualifier (1-3).

*Spain had not lost a game by more than 1 goal difference for 7 years (0-2 vs Italy in the round of 16 of Euro 2016). They hadn't done it in a Euro/World Cup qualifier since 0-2 vs Sweden on 07 October 2006.

*Before the match vs Scotland, Spain did not leave the pitch without a goal scored in 39 Euro qualifiers in a row. The last match without goals was just mentioned vs Sweden in 2006.

*Luis de la Fuente is the first Spanish manager to lose his first away game in charge of Spain since Vicente Miera in September 1991 (0-2 vs Iceland, also in a Euro qualifier).

*Scott McTominay became the first Scotland player to score a brace vs Spain since Mo Johnston in a World Cup qualifier in November 1984.

*McTominay is the first player to score 2+ goals vs Spain in a World Cup/EUROs qualifier since 6 September 2006, when David Healy scored a hat-trick for Northern Ireland (3-2).

*It was 2nd McTominay’s brace for Scotland in 4 days (he scored 2 goals also vs Cyprus). In all his 37 previous caps before, he has scored only 1 goal. 

*McTominay shares now 2nd position with Cristiano Ronaldo in the Euro qualification goal-scorer’s ranking (4 goals for each). Rasmus Højlund (Denmark) leads it with 5.