Spain Vs. Scotland, Euro 2012 Qualifying: Spain Dash Scotland Hopes With Easy Win

Things we have learned today:

Things we already knew and didn't need explained to us by watching this match: Spain are much better than Scotland.

Yeah, anyway - Spain and Scotland had a match today in Spain. Scotland needed to win, which sounded kind of funny because it's like Swansea City going to Old Trafford needing three points - i.e. never happening. David Silva made sure the visitors were aware of the futility of their quest with a sixth minute goal before making things even more painful with a lovely second on the edge of halftime.

When he provided David Villa with an assist shortly after the break, it was starting to get to the point of rudeness, so Victor Valdes took some pity on them by fouling whoever Craig Mackail-Smith is in the area to give Scotland a penalty, which Craig Goodwillie converted to make it 3-1. Sympathy over, Spain went back to ripping their visitors apart. It was slightly odd that they didn't score again - Santi Carzola and Fernando Llorente both had excellent chances to make it 4-1, but three goals was more than enough. Spain are through to the finals with a 100 percent qualifying record, and Scotland are out.

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