Scotland 1 Luxembourg 0 RECAP : Che Adams hits winning goal in final Euro 2020 warm-up, debut for Rangers' Nathan Patterson and more minutes for Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour

Scotland were in Luxembourg to play the second of two friendly matches in preparation for Euro 2020 which kicks off later this week.

Scotland forward Che Adams scoring during the friendly football match between Luxembourg and Scotland at the Josy Barthel Stadium in Luxembourg on June 6, 2021, in preparation for the UEFA 2020 European Championships. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP) (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Che Adams scored the first half and it proved to be the winner, despite several chances for Scotland to extend their advantage.

Lyndon Dykes hit the post and also spurned two chances against the ten men following Vahid Selimovic’s red card.

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Nathan Patterson made his international debut off the bench in the second half but there was concern over Billy Gilmour after a clattering in the second half by Olivier Thill that only brought a yellow card – and the midfielder being withdrawn as a precaution by the Scotland management after just over 20 minutes of action.

Lyndon Dykes of Scotland looks on as he warms up prior to the international friendly match between Luxembourg and Scotland at Stade Josy Barthel on June 06, 2021 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)

After this it’s now next stop Middlesbrough for the team base for the group stage games against Czech Republic and Croatia at Hampden – either side of a trip to Wembley for the Group D match with England.

Steve Clarke has already had the squad in Spain for some training and bonding – as well as a warm-up game for some of the squad against Holland.

It was a respectable performance against the Netherlands which has been met with a cautious optimism after a 2-2 draw and tonight’s match was another chance for game-time ahead of the Czech meeting on June 14.

We’ll take you through the game as we did with first warm-up match and as usual, we’ll have all the post-match reaction, right here at The Scotsman website and liveblog.

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Luxembourg v Scotland: FULL TIME

Last updated: Sunday, 06 June, 2021, 17:15

  • Luxembourg (Selimovic s/o 34) 0-1 Scotland (Adams 27)
  • Kick-Off 5pm, Sunday, June 6, 2021
  • SCOTLAND: Marshall, O’Donnell (Patterson 63), Gallagher (McKenna 46), Hanley, Tierney, Robertson (Fraser 63), McGregor (Gilmour 46, Forrest 75), McGinn, McTominay, Adams, Dykes.

Good afternoon and welcome to The Scotsman’s live coverage of Scotland’s final warm-up match before Euro 2020.

The Championships begin in five days time when Italy host Turkey in Rome and we’re eight days away from the real kick-off when the Czech Republic are visitors to Hampden.

First Steve Clarke has his side in Luxembourg for another warm-up after Wednesday night’s heartening draw with the Netherlands.

Now, as we did then, we’ll bring you build-up, live action from the game and post-match reaction right here and on Scotsman.com.

Taste of what’s to come

Here’s what to expect in this live blog (and hopefully from Scotland too) as we look back to Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw with the Memphis Depay inspired Dutch.

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Scotland were in Portugal to take on Frank de Boer’s Dutch team in the first friendly as preparations for Euro 2020 step up a notch.

There’s likely to be changes to Steve Clarke’s team tonight - especially with six players who sat out the Netherlands game as a precaution back in the fray.

It’s likely Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney and Callum McGregor will sit out.... so who could be captain then?

Andrew Smith spoke to one contender

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Here are a few tips and suggestions if you’re taking part with friends or colleagues or just for fun, this summer...

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Of course John Fleck’s covid situation threw Scotland’s training camp in Alicante into a bit of a predicament, and meant six other sat out as a precaution against the Netherlands.It’s not the first Covid incident to hit Scotland since the pandemic began, but the Sheffield United midfielder is expected to be back by the time the Euros kick off.

The good thing is the isolation with John will hopefully come to an end just when the tournament is beginning. It is tough for him at the moment and I do feel for him. I have been there myself.

Stuart Armstrong, Scotland midfielder

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Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?

On one hand, Scotland have lost just TWO of the last 15 internationals.... a great stat.

On the other, there’s just been ONE win out of the last six.

A morale-booster to build on Wednesday’s feelgood factor would be more than welcome going into the big event next week.

It’s another 20 minutes or so until we expect some team news through.

In the meantime, here’s the goals from Wednesday’s match with Netherlands.

Cracking strike for a centre-half for the opener and a great run from Andy Robertson and finish from Kevin Nisbet for the second too.

Good stop from Craig Gordon too with the score at 2-1

(And yes, that late free-kick was not bad either)

Seven changes for Steve Clarke

Here’s the Scotland team to face Luxembourg (kick off 5pm)

SCOTLAND: Marshall, O’Donnell, Gallagher, Hanley, Tierney, Robertson, McGregor, McGinn, McTominay, Adams, Dykes.

And here’s what you’ve said on social media to Steve Clarke’s selection...

The game is on TV tonight - kick-off in just under an hour... and that’s the perfect complement to this evening’s live blog!

Here’s how to watch 👇

Scotland are well fancied by the bookmakers

Luxembourg 5/1 (Boylesports, Unibet) Draw 14/5 (bet365) Scotland 4/6 (McBookie, skybet, Unibet)

We took a guess at predicting Steve Clarke’s line-up again yesterday just like we did ahead of the Holland game.

It’s another decent effort.

Ahead of the Netherlands game we predicted 10 of the 11 selected and for the match in Luxembourg it’s 8/11.

Not bad...

We said..... Steve Said....

❌ Jack Hendry ✅ Declan Gallagher

❌ Nathan Patterson ✅ Stephen O’Donnell

❌ Scott McKenna ✅ Kieran Tierney

I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s exactly it. Maybe the only position to look at is one of the back three dropping out. Apart from that it’s pretty much nailed on.

Kris Boyd discusses the line-up on Sky Sports News

Kick off minutes away

Anthems complete...

Here we go,

Che Adams takes centre, and we’re off...

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