Women's European Championship - Group D
Scotland Women1Spain Women0

Scotland Women 1-0 Spain Women

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Highlights: Scotland out despite stunning Spain
Women's Euro 207
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Scotland stunned Spain but missed out on a place in the Euro 2017 quarter-finals.

Goalkeeper Gemma Fay pulled off two fantastic saves before Caroline Weir drilled Scotland in front.

With England beating Portugal 2-1, Scotland needed to win by two goals and their best chance came when Leanne Crichton missed from three yards.

Silvia Meseguer hit the bar for Spain, while Scotland threw everything at them late on but could not fashion a goal.

It was a heartbreaking end to Scotland's first appearance at a major finals, but they restored pride after opening defeats by England and Portugal.

Scotland began the game knowing if they could win by two goals they would qualify for the knock-out stage, providing England beat Portugal in the other Group D match.

After an impressive performance from the bench against Portugal, Erin Cuthbert was rewarded with a starting place, one of four changes with Leanne Ross, Jo Love and Chloe Arthur all handed a shirt.

It was Scotland's Fay who was the busier of the two goalkeepers early on, though, as Marta Torrejon and Meseguer tested Scotland's early resolve.

And as the game wore on, Spain grew in confidence with Amanda Sampedro missing the target after Mariona Caldentey squared the ball for her.

Then Fay went from villain to hero. After flapping at a loose ball and conceding a corner, she twice pulled off stunning saves to push away headers from Jennifer Hermoso and Irene Paredes.

And she almost went back to being the villain when she raced from goal and handled outside the box. As the Spaniards roared for a red card, referee Jana Adamkova did Scotland a huge favour by reaching for just the yellow.

The Scots were hanging on, but against the run of play they took a stunning lead.

Cuthbert raced on to a through-ball, but was denied by Spanish goalkeeper Sandra Panos.

However, the ball fell for Weir who held off the goalkeeper's challenge and fired through the legs of Paredes, who could only help the ball into her own net.

Scotland's Caroline Weir (right) celebrates the opening goal
Scotland's Caroline Weir (right) celebrates the only goal of the game

Frankie Brown twice denied substitute Maria Paz at the near post with brave challenges to keep Scotland ahead, before Crichton somehow smashed a corner over the bar at the other end.

And the Spanish substitute was continuing to cause problems; bulleting a header into the side netting then drilling a shot wide of the far post minutes later.

Scotland needed a second goal but they were struggling to keep the Spanish at bay.

Meseguer was given far too much time and space to pick her spot, and Fay could only watch as her shot cracked off the crossbar.

Paz headed wide from close range, and she again went close when Ifeoma Dieke cleared off the line after Alexia Putellas had been denied by Fay.

A rare Scotland attack saw Lisa Evans force a save from distance but it always looked comfortable for Panos.

Time was ticking away for Scotland but they were becoming more of a threat. Crichton headed a Weir free-kick over, but that was as close as they could get in a frustrating finish to Anna Signeul's time as head coach, with Spain pipping Scotland to second place in the group.

Line-ups

Scotland Women

  • 1FayBooked at 39mins
  • 17BrownBooked at 44mins
  • 4Dieke
  • 14Corsie
  • 23Arthur
  • 10Crichton
  • 11Evans
  • 6LoveSubstituted forBrownat 73'minutes
  • 9Weir
  • 8Cuthbert
  • 5RossSubstituted forClellandat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barsley
  • 3Murray
  • 7Lauder
  • 12Lynn
  • 13Ross
  • 15Howard
  • 16Murray
  • 18McLauchlan
  • 19Clelland
  • 20Smith
  • 21Alexander
  • 22Brown

Spain Women

  • 13Paños García-Villamil
  • 3Torrejón Moya
  • 5Pereira Cejudo
  • 4Paredes Hernández
  • 21OuahabiBooked at 54minsSubstituted forCorredera Ruedaat 56'minutes
  • 8Sampedro Bustos
  • 15Meseguer Bellido
  • 14Losada Gómez
  • 22Caldentey OliverSubstituted forLatorre Viñalsat 79'minutes
  • 10Hermoso FuentesSubstituted forVilas Donoat 45'minutes
  • 11Putellas Segura

Substitutes

  • 1Gallardo Nunez
  • 2Jimenez Delgado
  • 6Torrecilla Reyes
  • 7Corredera Rueda
  • 9Vilas Dono
  • 12Quiñones
  • 16López
  • 17García Pérez
  • 18Gonzalez Rodriguez
  • 19Latorre Viñals
  • 20León Cebrián
  • 23Nicart
Referee:
Jana Adamkova
Attendance:
4,840

Match Stats

Home TeamScotland WomenAway TeamSpain Women
Possession
Home26%
Away74%
Shots
Home8
Away29
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home1
Away11
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Scotland Women 1, Spain Women 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scotland Women 1, Spain Women 0.

Foul by Marta Corredera (Spain Women).

Erin Cuthbert (Scotland Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Marta Corredera (Spain Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Spain Women. Conceded by Ifeoma Dieke.

Attempt saved. Mari Paz Vilas (Spain Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Marta Torrejón with a cross.

Attempt missed. Leanne Crichton (Scotland Women) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Caroline Weir with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Irene Paredes (Spain Women).

Fiona Brown (Scotland Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marta Torrejón (Spain Women).

Lana Clelland (Scotland Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Mari Paz Vilas (Spain Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Amanda Sampedro.

Irene Paredes (Spain Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fiona Brown (Scotland Women).

Attempt blocked. Fiona Brown (Scotland Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Silvia Meseguer (Spain Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vicky Losada.

Attempt saved. Lisa Evans (Scotland Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Leanne Crichton.

Attempt blocked. Lana Clelland (Scotland Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Caroline Weir.

Offside, Spain Women. Mari Paz Vilas tries a through ball, but Alexia Putellas is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Mari Paz Vilas (Spain Women) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Alexia Putellas (Spain Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Amanda Sampedro with a cross.

Attempt missed. Alexia Putellas (Spain Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marta Torrejón.

Silvia Meseguer (Spain Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leanne Crichton (Scotland Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Spain Women. Bárbara replaces Mariona.

Vicky Losada (Spain Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lana Clelland (Scotland Women).

Corner, Spain Women. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

Attempt blocked. Marta Torrejón (Spain Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Spain Women. Conceded by Ifeoma Dieke.

Substitution

Substitution, Scotland Women. Fiona Brown replaces Joanne Love.

Attempt missed. Vicky Losada (Spain Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Alexia Putellas.

Attempt missed. Amanda Sampedro (Spain Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mariona.

Attempt missed. Mari Paz Vilas (Spain Women) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Mariona with a cross following a set piece situation.

Marta Corredera (Spain Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Erin Cuthbert (Scotland Women).

Offside, Spain Women. Mari Paz Vilas tries a through ball, but Alexia Putellas is caught offside.

Silvia Meseguer (Spain Women) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Marta Torrejón.

Silvia Meseguer (Spain Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands Women33004139
2Denmark Women32012116
3Belgium Women31023303
4Norway Women300304-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany Women32104137
2Sweden Women31114314
3Russia Women310225-33
4Italy Women310256-13

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria Women32105147
2France Women31203215
3Switzerland Women31113304
4Iceland Women300316-50

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England Women330010199
2Spain Women310223-13
3Scotland Women310228-63
4Portugal Women310235-23
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