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IN PICTURES: SCOTLAND 0 BELGIUM 4

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IT WAS a Hampden Horror Show for the Tartan Army last night as Belgium pulverised Alex McLeish’s Scotland 4-0 in a friendly massacre.

Things were going well enough until John McGinn gave away the ball 30 yards from goal when he miscontrolled a thow-out from Craig Gordon.

A swift piece of interchanging saw Romelu Lukaku presented with a gaping net and the Manchester United striker couldn’t miss.

That was the beginning of the end for the Scots as the third-best team in this summer’s World Cup Finals ran amok.

Here are some of the images from the international team’s heaviest defeat at the national stadium since a 5-0 hiding from England in the SFA Centenary Match in 1973.

HIGH JINKS…Charlie Mulgrew and Romelu Lukaku clash at a cross ball.

MASTERCLASS…Callum McGregor admires the skills of Belgian superstar Eden Hazard.

LITTLE BOY BLUE…John McGinn loses possession to alert midfielder Mousa Dembele before the first goal.

NUMBER ONE COMING UP…Romelu Lukaku prepares to fire in the first with Kieran Tierney looking on helplessly.

WELL DONE…Dedryck Boyata congratulates Lukaka after the opener.

SO CLOSE…Lukaku just misses a right-wing cross with Charlie Mulgrew grounded.

THE LITTLE GENERAL…Belgium’s midfield maestro Eden Hazard.

ON THE BALL…Kieran Tierney is a study in concentration.

HEAVENS ABOVE…Michy Batshuayi after his first goal – Belgium’s third – with Mousa Dembele and Dedryck Boyata in attendance.

FOUR-GONE CONCLUSION…Belgian dangerman Batshuayi scores again, much to the frustration of Kieran Tierney.

THE BEST OF ENEMIES…former Celtic team-mates Stuart Armstrong and Dededyck Boyata at the end.

END OF THE GLOVE AFFAIR…defeated Craig Gordon in the midst of a posses of Belgian players, including the victorious Thibaut Coutois. Pics: Geo.

 

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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