Scotland lose 8-0 to Spain in women’s World Cup qualifier

Recently crowned Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas was on the score sheet as the Spanish side thrashed the Scots.

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Disappointing night: Losa watched his side lose 8-0 in Spain.

Scotland have lost 8-0 to Spain in a qualifying match for the women’s World Cup.

Recently crowned Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas was on the score sheet as the Spanish side thrashed the Scots in Sevilla.

The defeat leaves Pedro Martinez Losa’s side five points behind the victors in the race to reach Australia and New Zealand in 2023.

Amaiur Sarriegi put the hosts 1-0 up in the 20th minute and they raced into a three goal lead by half-time after goals from Caldenteney and Bonmati.

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Sarriegi made it four on the 58th minute before Bonmati scored again just after the hour mark.

Barcelona star Putellas, who was named the best player in Europe on Monday, then made it six on the 64th minute as Spain completed a six minute spell that produced three goals.

Goals from Hermoso and Gonzalez put the final touches on what was a tough night for Scotland.

Losa’s women remain in second place in the group, four points ahead of Hungary and six ahead of Ukraine, with Spain at the top and Faroe Islands at the bottom with 0 points.