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September 24, 2022

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Match preview

Scotland’s UEFA Nations League destiny is now in their own hands, so can they grasp the opportunity?

On Wednesday night, the Dark Blues put in one of their best performances for years, hammering Ukraine 3-0.

It looked set to be one of those nights; Ché Adams and Stuart Armstrong in particular going close on numerous occasions.

Then, with 20 minutes to go, John McGinn fired home after a fantastic turn: breakthrough!

Ryan Fraser and Lyndon Dykes then came on together, and it transpired that this was an inspired double-substitution.

Twice in seven minutes, a Fraser corner found Dykes who, with two near-identical towering headers, wrapped up an emphatic win.

So, having beaten Armenia twice in June, Steve Clarke’s team sit top of Group B1, two points clear of Ukraine.

With a trip to Kraków coming up on Tuesday, four points from their final two games will see the Tartan Army promoted to League A.

However, after what happened in the summer, Scotland certainly will not be taking the Republic of Ireland lightly at all.

On matchday three, Alan Browne, Troy Parrott and Michael Obafemi all netting as the Boys in Green ran out 3-0 winners, their biggest competitive home win since 2014.

Obafemi’s rocket capping a memorable evening in Dublin, as Ireland won a UEFA Nations League game for the first time ever.

This was a crucial victory for Stephen Kenny’s team, who’d started with back-to-back 1-0 defeats, notably putting in a dismal display away to Armenia.

Last time out, they did hold Ukraine to a 1-1 draw in Łódź; Nathan Collins bagging his first international goal.

So, Republic of Ireland are one point above bottom of the group Armenia; their final day clash at the Aviva could be a relegation decider.

Will Hampden be rocking again, or can Ireland burst Scotland’s bubble?

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