Euro 2024 warm-up game: Scotland 2-0 Gibraltar

Scotland edged a 2-0 win over lowly Gibraltar in their first Euro 2024 warm-up match in Portugal.

Steve Clarke’s men had 25 shots on goal against the minnows, whom they beat 6-0 in their last meeting in 2015 and who are ranked 203 in the world, but only five were on target.

Ryan Christie’s goal from Andy Robertson’s cross just before the hour staved off the threat of an embarrassing result, though Clarke was given another injury worry as Liam Cooper limped off with an apparent knee problem.

With Lyndon Dykes already out of the Euros, Che Adams staked his claim for a starting berth up front in Germany with a fine late goal off the bench after Hearts hot-shot Lawrence Shankland had failed to impress.

Clarke was without Scott McTominay, Stuart Armstrong, John Souttar and Ben Doak and were seeking to end a five match winless streak and also a scoring drought which dated back to the 3-3 draw with Norway in November.

FULL TIME: Gibraltar 0-2 Scotland.

Goals from Ryan Christie and Ché Adams secure victory at the Estádio Algarve.#GIBSCO pic.twitter.com/2O2RtlVB4j

— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) June 3, 2024

Scotland saw appeals for an early penalty for a pull on Ryan Porteous waved away before Christie drove forward and saw a fierce left-footed shot tipped around the post by keeper Jaylan Hankins

Robertson’s subsequent corner was headed into the ground and over the bar by the unmarked Grant Hanley and moments later the Liverpool full-back darted to the byline and pulled back for James Forrest, winning his first cap in three years, who could only side-foot inches past the near post with the goal at his mercy.

31-goal Hearts striker Shankland whipped a curling right-footed shot wide of the upright from the edge of the area while Christie could only steer a far-post volley high and wide as the visitors piled on the pressure.

Forrest blazed well over the bar from distance just before the half-hour while another Robertson cross from the left byline…


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Author : Alex Hoad

Publish date : 2024-06-03 18:08:15

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