Scotland took revenge on Ukraine on Wednesday for the elimination in the play-offs for the World Cup in June. The team of national coach Steve Clarke was 3-0 too strong in the Nations League this time.
Scotland and Ukraine were evenly matched in the first half at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Both teams created several chances, but failed to score.
In the second half, the home team pushed on, resulting in a shower of chances. John McGinn broke the spell twenty minutes before the end by putting his direct opponent away and shooting the ball into the far corner.
Ukraine had not yet recovered from the goal when it was already 2-0 by a header by substitute Lyndon Dykes. Just before time, the attacker also provided the final chord by scoring again on a corner kick.
With the win, Scotland is now the leader in group 1 of division B of the Nations League. The Scots now have nine points from four games. Ukraine is second with seven points.
Nations League group 1 (division B) standings
- 1. Scotland 4-9 (+5)
- 2. Ukraine 4-7 (+1)
- 3. Ireland 4-4 (+1)
- 4. Armenia 4-3 (-7)