On the sidelines of the ninth day of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, at the Stadionul Zimbru in Chisinau, Moldova take on Scotland this Friday at 6pm. Group F’s Red Lantern and orphaned by a small number of victories (1 draw, 7 losses), the Moldovan selection, who had already been eliminated from the race for the World Cup, tried to achieve the first success, honour, in this qualifying campaign. Went on 3-5-2. In contrast, the men of Steve Clark (5 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss), the Danish dolphins – already guaranteed to travel to Qatar in a little over a year – had the opportunity to distance themselves from Israel (third , 13 points) and thus validate the location of the barrage.
For this meeting, the Scots presented themselves 3-4-3 with an attacking trio composed of McGuin and Southampton, Armstrong and Adams two scorers. Overall, the Tartan army lacked offensive realism during the first half hour, but ended up finding flaws within the Moldovan defense. Shortly before the break, it was Glasgow Rangers Nathan Patterson’s right piston thus allowing his team to take the lead (0-1, 38′). Upon returning from the locker room, captain Andrew Robertson, a teammate of the Liverpool defender, put pressure on Namasco’s goal and Adams finally managed to make the break (0–2, 65th). With this win (2–0), Scotland consolidate their second place and secure a play-off spot before gaining the Danish leader the following Monday. For their part, Moldova accepts an eighth defeat and nine days and will try to save honors in Austria during the final meeting.
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