The Tartan Army pull off an upset to stun the fearsome Denmark, as the home side storm to a stunning 2-0 victory in Glasgow!
Scotland rounded off their 2022 World Cup qualifying Group F campaign, with a shock 2-0 win over runaway section winners Denmark, to secure their place as play-off seeds.
Central-defender, John Souttar, a late selection, and featuring for the first time since he saw red against Israel three years ago, made the crowd erupt at Hampden Park.
The Hearts’ man provided a headed opener in the 35th minute, to register his first goal ever for the Tartan Army!
The atmosphere increased in tension after half-time, but the plucky Scots, already assured of second place, kept the Danes at arm’s length, before Ché Adams netted an 86th-minute second goal.
The strike guarantees that Steve Clarke’s side will be seeded and at home for the opening play-off showdown, which kicks off in March 2022.
It was Denmark’s first defeat after nine section wins, but Scotland’s sixth victory in succession. The result takes them to 23 points – with just one loss, which came in the reverse fixture in Copenhagen, last September.
The Danes finish top of the group, with an impressive 27 points and nine wins, from their ten qualifying encounters!
Scotland’s 2-0 win in Moldova on Friday night meant a fifth successive triumph, for the first time since 2007. Confidence was high and it showed, as the Tartan Army strolled to a comfortable victory against their more-fancied opponents.
The Scotland home fans revelled in the performance and result over their Northern European rivals. They must now endure a wait, to see who they’ll face in the play-offs.
Meanwhile, Kasper Hjulmand’s Danish Dynamite will now look to explode in Qatar!