Scotland have lost their Euro qualifier game against Spain, but certainly gave the Iberians a scare.

Scotland's previous results saw them scrape a win against Liechtenstein and lose to the Czech Republic, so playing World Champions Spain was always going to be a challenge to say the least.

As expected Spain came out all guns blazing with David Villa taking a shot following a pass from Xabi Alonso. However the ball went well over the bar.

Next to try for a goal was David Silva who broke through the Scottish defences but was unable to make anything of it.

Scotland however proved they were not going to wait to lose to the world champions with James Morrison taking a nice shot at the Spanish goal, but to no avail.

Villa returned to cause more problems for Scotland with another shot on target having to be saved by Scottish keeper Allan McGregor. Alonso again set up Villa with a nice pass, however Villa could not quite control it, letting Scotland off the hook.

Spain was then gifted a chance when a shot from Sergio Ramos hit Steven Whittaker's arm in the area. The referee awarded a penalty which Villa promptly converted into a goal.

At half time the score was Scotland 0 - Spain 1.

When play resumed Scotland brought on Charlie Adam for an injured Lee McCulloch.

McGregor was forced to keep on his toes early on in the second half when Silva kept a cross well under control and walloped a shot towards the Scottish goal.

Scotland looked to be in deep trouble when Andres Iniesta took Spain 2-0 up by picking up a ball deflected off Steve McManus from a Santi Cazorloa shot.

Scotland however struck buck with a splendid diving header from Steven Naismith taking the score to 2-1.

Less than 10 minutes later the unthinkable happened and Scotland equalised with the world champions after Spanish defender Gerard Pique scored an own goal in a poor attempt to clear a cross from Scotland's James Morrison. Scotland were left with 20 minutes to score a winning goal.

Spain however were intent on making the next and final goal there's and while McGregor prevented that honour going to a curling shot from Pablo Hernandez, he could not prevent Fernando Llorente getting past him to give Spain a 3-2 lead, with ten minutes remaining.

The Scots failed to come back from the goal and a few minutes time had all but lost when Whittaker got a second yellow and the subsequent red for fouling Ramos.

The final score was Scotland 2 - Spain 3.