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2020 European Championship Qualifying, Group Stage
  • Artem Dzyuba (57', 70')
  • Magomed Ozdoev (60')
  • Aleksandr Golovin (84')

Russia thrash Scotland to close on Euro 2020 spot

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Scotland out of Group I contention (0:21)

Scotland's defeat to Russia means they'll have to qualify for Euro 2020 via the Nations League playoffs in March. (0:21)

Russia are on the verge of joining Belgium as Euro 2020 finalists after seeing off Scotland 4-0 in Moscow on Thursday.

Russia dominated possession at the Luzhniki stadium but were frustrated throughout the first half by a Scotland side that failed to muster a single shot on target.

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The Scots, who can no longer qualify automatically but remain in contention through the playoffs, crumbled after the break.

Artem Dzyuba made the breakthrough for Russia on the volley in the 57th and a second followed three minutes later when Magomed Ozdoev blasted a long-range screamer past David Marshall.

Dzyuba headed in his second in the 70th minute, with an Aleksandr Golovin shot going in off the post in the 84th, as Russia cruised to a comfortable win.