Last Updated: 11/10/11 9:43pm
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Spain 3 Scotland 1. All over and the hosts run out convinving winners. Spain look in the mood to defend their European crown, while Scotland can take plenty of positives from the game. They will, however, play no part at Euro 2012.
Cazorla's pass runs out of play. Final moments now. McGregor's clearance is long, but it sails out of play. That should be that.
Goodwillie does well to make a yard down by the corner flag. He gets no height on his cross and it is easily cut out. Spain counter, with Pique leading the charge. He is felled by Caldwell.
Villa has dropped much deeper since Llorente came on. He seems to be enjoying it, spraying passes out to the wings. Spain miss another chance to add a fourth, with Pedro firing over the bar after cutting past Caldwell.
Goodwillie races down the right. He is chasing a long ball over the top, but he never looks like getting there. The ball does run away from him and out of play. Spain edge their way forward again.
Scotland leaving gaps all over the place. This time Villa plays in Cazorla. He dinks the ball over McGregor, but also over the crossbar. Should have been four.
Mistake from Caldwell almost lets Llorente in. He can't get a shot away and is forward to turn away from the target. The ball is worked to Thiago, who fires into the side-netting.
Cazorla moves forward with menace. He spots Llorente breaking on front of him. The pass is a good one, but the striker has slipped offside.
Llorente forces a save from McGregor. He showed quick feet inside the box to beat Berra. Scotland hack clear.
Thiago and Llorente produce a yard of space for Cazorla. His shot cannons into Caldwell. Spain probing for a fourth. Scotland look tired, and so they might!
Nice football again from Spain. One pass too many in the end as Pedro feeds the ball into no-one. Pleasing on the eye and surprising when there is no end product.
Llorente barges into the back of Berra. Free-kick to Scotland. Villa has a think about shooting from 30 yards, but decides to play backwards.
Llorente freed by Xavi, but he is forced wide as he approaches McGregor. Morrison with an important interception in midfield. His pass almost sends Goodwillie clear.
Wayward pass from Busquets gives Scotland a throw down by the corner flag. Forrest loses the ball and Spain break at pace. Pedro's cross is half-cleared by Bardsley.
Naismith catches Arbeloa with a sliding challenge. Spain being forced back a little. Scotland still working hard. They can leave with their heads held high.
Mackail-Smith wants one touch too many. He is inside the Spain box and closing on goal. The ball won't sit for him and he can't take it past Ramos. Unfortunate.
Del Bosque doesn't look too happy on the bench, but when does he ever look happy! On the field, Villa goes down in the box holding his arm. Caldwell caught him with a high boot.
This time Goodwillie does look for Mackail-Smith. His pass seems tobe heading for the Brighton striker, but Alba puts in an acrobatic interception.
Alba well forward again. He tries to touch the ball past Hutton, but settles for a corner. Spain go short with the set-piece and Xavi can do nothing with it.
What a waste from Goodwillie. Spain caught out at the back by a long ball and a flick from Hutton. Goodwillie in behind but fires over the bar. He had so much time and Mackail-Smith all alone in the middle. Should have been 3-2.
Llorente, who does offer some height up front for Spain, holds the ball up well. Thiago then brushes off tackles, but sees the ball taken off his toe. It breaks to Villa, but he fires high over the top.
Forrest takes the corner. Berra towers above everyone at the back post. His header back across goal has Valdes flapping and he is fortunate to see a Spanish head clear the danger.
Naismith hangs back on the edge of the box. He gets the ball, but has to move it on. Forrest makes his way down the right and wins a corner.
Alba sprints past Hutton and to the dead-ball line. He is able to force the ball back towards the penalty spot, but Thiago can't get a touch. A second cross from Alba moments later is cut out by Berra.
Caldwell fells Cazorla. Spain, unsurprisingly, don't play the ball high into the box. Not exactly a side blessed with a lot of height in the forward areas.
GOAL SCOTLAND - GOODWILLIE. Scotland get a goal to take away with them. Goodwillie steps up and with his first touch plants the ball in the top corner. Stop-start run up left Valdes going the wrong way.
Naismith working hard and forces a corner. It looked for a moment like he might get a sight of goal. Corner played short and Morrison is crowded out. Bardsley delivers and Berra nods down. Mackail-Smith gets to the ball in front of Valdes and is tripped. Penalty to Scotland.
Spain make their final change, with Xavi making way for Llorente. Villa was heading off, but has been allowed to stay on.
Cazorla floats the corner out to Xavi, who opts against an ambitious volley. The ball is moved square and McGregor is forced into another smart low stop to deny Villa.
Spain playing keep-ball. They then try to spring Pedro down the middle. The final pass has too much on it and it runs away. Hutton is then forced to concede a corner.
Mackail-Smith unable to gather the ball in. If he had, he had Naismith motoring past him down the left. Scotland are able to force a corner. The set-piece is long to Berra. The loose ball breaks to Bannan and his low drive is straight at Valdes.
Arbeloa well forward down the right. His cross is sliced behind by Adam. Cazorla takes the corner and Naismith puts it behind for another. Second time around Villa and Thiago can't pick their way through the crowd.
All Spain again now. Scotland appear to have accepted their fate. Xavi is still pulling the strings. He always seems to have so much time on the ball.
Naismith found by Bannan. The ball is fed back to Bardsley. He tries to pick out Mackail-Smith, but he checks his run and the ball runs harmlessly through to Valdes.
No way back for Scotland no surely. They have given their all to this campaign and will feel that luck has gone against them at times. Spain, though, are different class and have proved that again tonight.
GOAL SPAIN - VILLA. Another flowing counter attack from Spain produces a third goal. Silva is inevitably involved again. He breaks into the box and feeds Villa. He drills the ball across McGregor and into the back of the net. Game over.
Adam's cross from the left takes a deflection, but the ball loops into the arms of Valdes. Cazorla and Silva in acres of space again, but play sideways. Alba's cross sails across the face of goal with nobody in red able to get a telling touch.
Fletcher felled by Silva. He was caught by a high boot, but gets straight back up. Good to see. Morrison working hard down the Scotland left, but gets the ball tangled under his feet.
Pedro unable to get past Bardsley, who stands up big. Pedro tumbles into the dugouts, but bounces back up. Silva leads another charge, but his final pass hits Berra on the chest.
No way through for Villa. Scotland have defended well at times, but they have struggled to keep Silva and Cazorla under wraps. The visitors are able to force Spain back deep inside their own half.
Ramos concedes a corner following good work by Hutton. Chance for Scotland to load the box. Bannan delivers and the ball bounces inside the area. Naismith can't react quickly enough.
Silva and Villa play a couple of one-twos in and around the Scotland area. They run out of room. Silva is soon back on the ball and he curls an 18-yard effort inches past the post. So close to his hat-trick.
Cazorla drifts across the box, but can't get a shot in. Mackail-Smith is able to get in an effort at the other end, but he fires straight at Valdes.
Long from Caldwell. Fletcher is well forward, but can't get a touch. Arbeloa is playing at right-back, with Ramos having moved inside.
The players are back with us and we are ready for the off again. Scotland supporters still singing their hearts out.
Chris Pownall says: "The fat lady is warming up her vocal cords and it is not to the tune of highland bagpipes."
Remember you can also bet in-play at skybet.com. Spain are now 1/500, Scotland are 250/1 and the draw is 50/1. You can get 16/1 on Mackail-Smith to get the next goal.
Spain 2 Scotland 0. The hosts have produced when it matters and are two goals to the good. Scotland have held their own at times, but lack a cutting edge. With the Czech Republic winning, the Scots need to produce a fautless 45 minutes to give themselves any chance.
Mountain to climb for Scotland now. Levein needs to work some magic at the break. Does he have a back-up plan? He needs three goals.
GOAL SPAIN - SILVA. Another moment of magic has Spain two goals clear. The hosts slow things down, before Silva suddenly injects pace. He combines with Pedro, works a yard inside the box and bends the ball into the corner past McGregor.
Berra wins another header from the corner, but his nod down is cleared by Pique. Scotland remain on the front foot and a cross from Adam flashes across the face of goal. Naismith again inches away from getting to the ball.
The resulting corner comes to nothing. Mackail-Smith leaves Pique for dead in a foot race. He looks up and forces a corner with nothing on in the middle.
Valdes dinks the ball out to Alba. Villa then breaks goalwards. He draws defenders and feeds Cazorla. His shot needs tipping around the post by McGregor. Good save low to his right.
Villa in towards Pedro. Caldwell gets a toe to the ball. It breaks to Villa and his snap-shot is touched around the post by McGregor. The set-piece is nodded clear by Berra.
Morrison twists and turns past Pique. From a narrow angle he goes for goal, but fires narrowly over the top. He had options in the middle. Scotland starting to threaten.
Rather aimless from Adam. He turns the ball into open field, but Bannan never stands a chance of getting on the end of the pass. Hutton then stands firm at the back and Scotland play their way out. Growing in confidence.
Naismith makes his way past Ramos and is hacked to the ground as he attempts to burst clear down the left. The Spain right-back sees yellow.
Fletcher found in space down the right wing. He starts a move that ends with Hutton being flagged offside. Ambition from Scotland as their right-back finds himself in the opposition box. Much better from the visitors in the last few minutes.
Silva drifts past Berra and across the edge of the area. His shot is blocked by a number of blue shirts. Silva then tugs on Naismith and concedes a free-kick. Scotland look to break.
Scotland's best chance falls to Fletcher. Nice flowing move from the visitors. Naismith gets a touch to a cross and Fletcher sends a half-volley over the top. Difficult chance, but Scotland might not get too many.
Xavi able to sit a little deeper and dictate play. He finds Silva, who has a sight of goal. His radar is a little off as he fizzes the ball into the stands.
Spain are showing how it should be done. They play in the Barcelona-mould, with every ball closed down immediately. Scotland are being rushed as a result. Sounds so easy, but it takes a special team to make it look this easy.
Fletcher is found breaking into the box. He is forced wide by Alba and then backwards. Spain win the ball back and amble forward. Bannan does well to ensure that Pedro can't put over a cross.
Scotland still stepping back from tackles. Bannan has a chance to snap into Busquets, but allows him to control the ball and turn. Mackail-Smith shows how it should be done as he wins a throw off Puyol.
Scotland supporters still in good voice. Trouble for them on the field as Spain press attack. Xavi looks to pick the lock, but Villa has drifted a yard offside. Good call from the assistant referee.
Scotland can't get the ball to stick in the final third. They only have Mackail-Smith to aim at. Not time to panic just yet, but Levein will already be thinking about a Plan B.
Alba tries to find Pedro, who has moved over to the left. Berra is in the right place at the right time. Scotland are then relieved to see Villa fire well off target.
Space again for Cazorla. He moves the ball onto Xavi, before getting it back. Spain then decide to go backwards. Scotland do well to close the door.
Spain counter at pace, led by Silva. He feeds Pedro, but his first touch is not the best and the move breaks down. Adam is soon on the ball and goes for goal from a mile out. His effort drifts harmlessly wide.
Rare stray pass from Cazorla. Silva's movement even bemused him! Fletcher leads a counter. His high ball into the box floats over Pique and into Naismith. He goes to ground inside the box but there was nothing wrong with the tackle.
More bad news - Czech Republic lead 2-0. Scotland's dream is fading fast. Can they do anything about it? At the moment they can't get the ball.
Spain prepared to be patient and wait for holes to open up. They are all so comfortable on the ball. They must be an absolute nightmare to play against.
Adam opts to cross as he hangs the ball towards the back post. Berra climbs highest, but his nod down only picks out the hands of Valdes. Surprised Adam didn't try his luck even though he was some 35 yards out.
Mackail-Smith's touch is not the best, but the ball goes past Pique. The Spain centre-half stands his ground and puts in a block tackle. Free-kick to Scotland in a useful position.
Strange from Adam as he loops the ball up in the air. He had Silva near him, but had no need to get rid so quickly. Scotland need to calm things down.
Xavi plays the corner short to Silva, who is left all alone. The ball is returned to the taker and his delivery is glanced past the post by Puyol. Too easy again for the hosts.
Villa pops up on the left wing, he will drift in and out. Too much from Spain, as they try one pass too many and lose the ball. They soon get it back and Ramos forces a corner off a back-peddling Naismith.
Great stuff from Mackail-Smith. He is scrapping for everthing. He takea a tumble at one stage, but bounces back up to get back at Alba. Spain can't be held, though, and Pedro forces another stop from McGregor - who slipped as he went to make the save.
Cazorla and Silva combine on the edge of the area. The latter is unable to gather the ball it as it is returned in his direction. Spain able to find so much room in between Scotland's defence and midfield.
As I say that, Caldwell comes through the back of Silva. He concedes a free-kick, but at least he is breaking up Spain's play. From the set-piece the hosts work their way to the edge of the box, but no further.
Scotland can't get on the ball. Eventually they will need to push up and play a higher line. All too easy for Spain to dictate the tempo. The visitors need to fly into a few challenges.
Cazorla moves through the gears. He has no options in front of him, so goes for goal. From 25 yards his low drive is easily kept out by McGregor. Scotland backing off and giving Spain's creative talents too much space.
Mackail-Smith just drifts offside. He is picked out by a great ball forward from Caldwell. That's what he needs to do, make sure he is on the last man at all times.
Pique with a break from the back. Ramos then squanders possession. Space for Scotland to move into. Fletcher throws over a hopeful cross, but is unable to find Mackail-Smith. He scuffed his delivery badly.
Bad news from Lithuania - The Czechs lead. Here, Naismith is inches away from connecting with a dangerous cross that skips across the face of the Spanish goal. He can't quite get there in time.
Villa with a speculative effort from the edge of the box that flicks off Hutton and behind. Spain play the corner short. Scotland are unable to clear their lines. Eventually Berra hacks an Alba cross to safety.
How do Scotland respond? They don't have to win tonight, but they do now need favours elsewhere. The last thing Levein would have wanted is an early goal to open the game up.
GOAL SPAIN - SILVA. Nightmare start for Scotland. All too easy for Spain. Alba bursts past Villa down the left flank. He cuts the ball across for Silva to poke through the legs of McGregor.
Mackail-Smith chases a lost cause. Valdes almost misplaces a pass to Puyol. Scotland's lone frontman needs to make sure he keeps sniffing around.
Adam snaps at Busquets' heels. Concedes a free-kick. Spain still happy to play plenty of square passes. Scotland getting plenty of bodies behind the ball.
Every pass from Scotland is cheered by the away support. We are told that there could be as many as 15,000 Scottish fans here tonight. You can certainlty hear them! Great for the players to have such a large following behind them.
Silva with a little drat in behind Bardsley. Berra is alert to the danger and comes across to hammer the ball into the stands. Not a night to be messing around. Scotland almost play their way into trouble, but the ball breaks loose to McGregor.
Valdes gets a touch. Remarkably, this is his first competitive start. Just goes to show how important Casillas is to this Spanish side. Scotland yet to touch the ball. They won't be that bothered as long as they can keep the hosts away from the final third.
As you would expect, Spain slip quickly into their passing game. All across the back at the moment. Mackail-Smith will have to put some miles in tonight!
Here we go. This is it, 90 minutes stand between Scotland and either a play-off place or qualification heartache. Keep your fingers crossed, this could be lively!
Plenty of Scotland supporters have been able to make their way into the stadium. Pockets of away support everywhere.
National anthem belted out by the travelling support. They will certainly do their bit tonight. Can the players deliver? We are about to find out.
The players are with us and we are almost ready for the off. The visitors look to be in determined mood, with not too many smiles around!
Scott Robertson is another who believes anything is possible. He says: "All it takes is a little belief, and I for one believe we can do it tonight. I'm sure we'll have our backs against the wall at times but I think we will sneak a 0-1 win...C'Mon Scotland..!!!!"
The countdown to kick-off is well underway now. Keep your thoughts coming in to Chris.Burton@bskyb.com and @SkySportsChrisB.
Steven Doyle, meanwhile, is daring to dream. He says: "I see a brace from the double-barrelled Mackail-Smith. We can dream eh! 2-1 Scotland. Come on boys!!"
Keith Abbott, in Seattle, thinks it might be a long night for the Scots. He says: "Amazing insight by Qasim to suggest this might be Scotland's hardest game!!! No kidding! ......Spain to win easily, not that it will matter as the Czechs will win too."
Ummar Amin is in optimistic mood ahead of kick-off, saying: "No Kenny Miller is a big blow to our hopes. However I believe Mackail-Smith will run until the bitter end just like every Scottish player worth his salt should. My brain is saying Spain will thump us and come out easy winners but my heart is saying Scotland will do the impossible. Let's just hope lady luck is on our side and remember, Lithuania beat the Czechs away in the previous game. They are playing at home today and everyone in Scotland is praying that they win again. C'MON SCOTLAND!"
Qasim Mehmood is first to offer an opinion on tonight's game and believes the hosts will run out victorious...just. He says: "I think this will be the hardest game for Scotland in the qualifiers. I reckon a 2-1 win for Spain with Xavi, Pedro and Fletcher on the score sheet."
Spain team: Valdes, Ramos, Pique, Puyol, Alba, Cazorla, Busquets, Xavi, Pedro, Villa, Silva. Subs: Casillas, Martinez, Torres, Mata, Arbeloa, Llorente, Thiago.
Scotland team: McGregor, Hutton, Caldwell, Berra, Bardsley, Fletcher, Bannan, Morrison, Adam, Naismith, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Marshall, Whittaker, Cowie, Robson, Forrest, Goodwillie, McManus.
Real poser for Levein tonight - does he send his side out looking for goals and three points to make sure of a second-place finish, or does he sit tight and wait on news from Lithuania? Admittedly, most sides would find it difficult to implement any sort of game plan against Spain, so probably best just to play it by ear.
Levein has named his starting line-up, and has made no changes: McGregor, Hutton, Caldwell, Berra, Bardsley, Fletcher, Bannan, Morrison, Adam, Naismith, Mackail-Smith. Full team news when we get it.
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Can they get anywhere near to matching that result tonight? Can they pull off the upset? Will they even need to pick up a point - as the Czechs have already lost to Lithuania in this campaign?
Scotland, though, pushed the number one-ranked side in the world close at Hampden in the return fixture, with Spain requiring a late winner from Fernando Llorente to seal a 3-2 win.
Their fate may lie in their own hands, but the size of the challenge facing Craig Levein's men cannot be underestimated. They are, after all, facing the reigning European and World champions in their own back yard.
Scotland head into the game knowing that they need to match or better the Czech Republic's result in Lithuania to book a spot in the play-offs.