Spain skip­per

Western Daily Press - - Sport -

Ser­gio Ramos, cen­tre, heads his side’s sec­ond goal of last night’s friendly match against Wales in Cardiff

A KIERAN Tier­ney own goal con­demned ten-man Scot­land to Na­tions League de­feat in Is­rael.

Against a side ranked 94th in the world, and with just one win in their last ten games, Alex McLeish’s men let a lead slip in a sober­ing sec­ond-half.

The Scots were ahead at the break in Haifa, but even­tu­ally con­ceded twice and had John Sout­tar sent off.

Scot­land looked well on their way to claim­ing their sec­ond win in their League C sec­tion when Char­lie Mul­grew slammed home from the spot af­ter Steven Nai­smith had been fouled.

But Dor Peretz and a shanked clear­ance from Celtic left-back Tier­ney gave the hosts – who have beaten only Liecht­en­stein and An­dorra at home since 2014 – the win they thor­oughly de­served.

Wales en­dured a chas­ten­ing re­turn to the Prin­ci­pal­ity Sta­dium as they were beaten 4-1 by Spain in their friendly en­counter.

Paco Al­cacer scored two well­taken goals ei­ther side of a header from Ser­gio Ramos, who was left in­ex­pli­ca­bly un­marked from a free-kick. Marc Bar­tra glanced in a fourth goal be­fore Sam Vokes notched a late con­so­la­tion.

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