Horror at Hampden for poor Scotland
SCOTLAND 0 BELGIUM 4: McLeish’s side are torn apart by brilliant Belgium
Scotland were ripped apart by brilliant Belgium on a night that teetered on the edge of humiliation.
Alex McLeish’s men were thrashed 4-0 at Hampden, with a combination of world-class play from the World Cup semi-finalists and selfharm exposing a huge gulf between the nations.
Eden Hazard was at his brilliant best, scoring one stunner and setting up Michy Batshuayi for the first of his two goals. The opener for Romelu Lukaku and Batshuayi’s second were both a consequence of Scotland needlessly coughing up possession. John McGinn and Ryan Jack were the guilty parties.
McLeish, who has now lost four of his five games in charge since taking over from Gordon Strachan, will be hoping that the scars of a chastening experience can heal before Monday night’s Nations League opener against Albania.
New Scotland captain Andy Robertson cuts a dejected figure as his armband debut ends in disaster with a heavy defeat at the hands of the 2018 World Cup semi-finalists.