Moldova vs Scotland LIVE: World Cup qualifier latest score and goal updates

Follow live coverage as Scotland face Moldova looking to get closer to a place at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Steve Clarke’s men will secure a World Cup play-off spot with a game to spare if they win in Chisinau tonight as they look to reach back-to-back major tournaments. Scotland have positive recent experience of play-offs after beating Israel and Serbia a year ago to book their place at the delayed Euro 2020 finals, ending a 23-year wait for a place on the big stage.

They will be without Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, however. The 24-year-old played both in defence and midfield as Scotland beat Israel and the Faroe Islands last month to keep their play-off destiny in their own hands but misses out here with illness.

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Moldova 0-0 Scotland

26 mins: That almost proves costly, however, as Adams pounces upon a loose touch in midfield before driving towards the box. He had time to shoot but dragged his effort wide of the post.

Moldova 0-0 Scotland

25 mins: Moldova seem to have grown in belief following that chance and are now knocking the ball around confidently.

Moldova 0-0 Scotland

22 mins: Incredible save from Gordon to deny Moldova a shock opener! The hosts flash a ball into the box and Ionita rises highest to beat Tierney and Cooper to the ball. He powers a header down into the ground but Gordon stoops to flick it over the crossbar and out for a corner. It’s a stunning stop – but it’s a bit concerning for Scotland that he had to make it.

Moldova 0-0 Scotland

20 mins: It’s a matter of if, not when, for Scotland. McGregor fires an excellent pass into Adams, who creates a yard of space with his first touch. The striker had a chance to fire at goal but he instead tried to work it closer to the target and was crowded out in the box.

Moldova 0-0 Scotland

17 mins: Another chance for Scotland, their biggest of the match, and it falls to the captain! Roberson pounces on a loose backpass and drives into the box, but he can’t fire the shot across the goalkeeper. The finish is poor, you have to say, and Robertson is disappointed that he didn’t do better.

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Moldova 0-0 Scotland

15 mins: Save! Lovely play from Scotland down the left. Robertson fizzes a pass into Armstrong before receiving the return pass. Armstrong then drives around the outside Robertson and fires a shot across goal, which Namașco beats clear.

Moldova 0-0 Scotland

11 mins: Adams has made an encouraging start to the match as Scotland’s lone striker. He shows good hold-up play before finding Patterson in space down the right – but the wing-back can’t keep it in play as he tried to burst around the outside.

Moldova 0-0 Scotland

9 mins: Save! More good play from Scotland, again down the left. Tierney finds himself in space after making an overlapping run before his cross is headed clear. It breaks to Gilmour on the edge and his volley is beaten clear by goalkeeper Namașco, before the ball is scrambled clear by the Moldovan defence. It almost fell to Armstrong, before Tierney’s cross from the byline was put out for a corner and Moldova were able to clear.

Moldova 0-0 Scotland

6 mins: Chances at both ends! Moldova work their first opening as captain Artur Ioniță is played through on goal before dragging his shot wide of Gordan’s left hand post under pressure from Hendry.

Scotland then create another chance down the left after Adams slipped the ball wide to Armstrong, but his shot was straight at the goalkeeper as he tried to find the far corner.

Moldova 0-0 Scotland

4 mins: Confirmed – no goal. That’s encouraging for Scotland though. McGinn made another nice run and found Robertson in space on the left. His cross found Adams at the back post, and the striker was able to cut inside both the recovering defender and the goalkeeper before sticking the ball into the net – but he was offside from Robertson’s cross.

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