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Substitute Llorente seals Spain win in Scotland

Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 23.53CET
Scotland 2-3 Spain
Fernando Llorente came off the bench to score the winner with 11 minutes left after Scotland had wiped out a two-goal deficit in the second half.
by Alex O'Henley
from Hampden Park

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Match statistics

ScotlandSpain

Goals scored2
 
3
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts4
 
16
Attempts on target2
 
10
Attempts off target2
 
6
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
8
Offsides5
 
2
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
12
Fouls suffered11
 
6

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 23.53CET

Substitute Llorente seals Spain win in Scotland

Scotland 2-3 Spain
Fernando Llorente came off the bench to score the winner with 11 minutes left after Scotland had wiped out a two-goal deficit in the second half.

Substitute Fernando Llorente scored with 11 minutes left to keep up Spain's flawless start to UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group I after Scotland had fought back from two goals down.

David Villa equalled Raúl González's record of 44 goals for Spain with a penalty just before the break and Andrés Iniesta looked to have put the result beyond doubt when he added a second soon after half-time. However, Steven Naismith with his first for Scotland and an own goal from Gerard Piqué threatened to give the home side a point until Llorente – left out of the starting lineup despite scoring twice in Friday's 3-1 defeat of Lithuania – claimed the winner within three minutes of his introduction.

Having taken a cautious approach in the 1-0 loss in the Czech Republic on Friday, Scotland manager Craig Levein brought back striker Kenny Miller and gave defender Phil Bardsley his debut with Alan Hutton injured. In front of a capacity crowd Scotland sought to exert some early pressure but the visitors were the first to threaten through Villa, shooting over after being picked out by Iniesta.

Within two minutes Villa tested Allan McGregor with a header from a Sergio Ramos cross and the keeper then rushed from his line to block David Silva's goal-bound effort. Scotland broke and it took the combined efforts of Carles Puyol and Piqué to clear James Morrison's effort off the line from Darren Fletcher's cross. However, it proved to be a temporary respite and on the half-hour McGregor again denied Villa from point-blank range.

The opening goal seemed inevitable and a minute before the break Spain were awarded a penalty after Whittaker handled Ramos's shot in the box. Villa stepped up and although McGregor got fingertips to the ball, the away side were ahead.

Ten minutes after the restart Spain doubled their advantage when Iniesta slotted in from close range after Santiago Cazorla's shot had rebounced off Stephen McManus. Scotland, however, had hope three minutes later, Naismith turning in Miller's cross, and Hampden erupted when Piqué diverted Morrison's centre past Iker Casillas.

However Llorente, whose starting place had gone to Xabi Alonso, was brought on and swiftly side-footed in Joan Capdevila's cross from the left. Scotland ended with ten men when Whittaker picked up a second yellow card for a challenge on Ramos and they are back in third, two points behind the Czech Republic and five adrift of Spain having played a game more than both.

Last updated: 26/10/12 13.33CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Spain

Spain

1
McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
1
CasillasIker Casillas (GK) (C)
2
BardsleyPhil Bardsley
3
PiquéGerard Piqué
Goal66
3
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
Yellow Card44
Red Card89
5
PuyolCarles Puyol
4
McManusStephen McManus
6
IniestaAndrés Iniesta
Goal55
5
WeirDavid Weir
7
VillaDavid Villa
Goal44
6
McCullochLee McCulloch
Substitution46
11
CapdevilaJoan Capdevila
7
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher (C)
14
Xabi AlonsoXabi Alonso
8
MorrisonJames Morrison
Substitution88
15
RamosSergio Ramos
9
MillerKenny Miller
Yellow Card73
16
BusquetsSergio Busquets
Substitution90
10
S. NaismithSteven Naismith
Goal58
20
Santi CazorlaSanti Cazorla
Substitution70
11
DorransGraham Dorrans
Substitution80
21
SilvaDavid Silva
Substitution76

Substitutes

12
GordonCraig Gordon (GK)
12
Víctor ValdésVíctor Valdés (GK)
14
BerraChristophe Berra
2
MonrealNacho Monreal
15
AdamCharlie Adam
Substitution46
4
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
Substitution90
16
G. CaldwellGary Caldwell
17
ArbeloaÁlvaro Arbeloa
17
MaloneyShaun Maloney
Substitution88
18
Pablo HernándezPablo Hernández
Substitution70
18
S. FletcherSteven Fletcher
19
LlorenteFernando Llorente
Substitution76
Goal79
20
MackieJamie Mackie
Substitution80
22
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano

Coach

Craig Levein (SCO) Vicente del Bosque (ESP)

Referee

Massimo Busacca (SUI)

Assistant referees

Francesco Buragina (SUI), Manuel Navarro (SUI)

Fourth official

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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