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Spain's David Silva celebrates with teammates after he scored against Scotland during their Euro 2012 qualifying Group I soccer match at the Perez Rico Stadium in Alicante. Picture - Reuters.

Spain strolled into a 3-1 win over Scotland to end the visitors' hopes of qualifying for the Euro 2012 finals, at the Estadio Jose Rico Perez in Spain.

Scotland required an unlikely win over Spain or at least match Czech Republic's result in order to fulfil their hopes of qualifying for the main tournament next year. However, Spain kept their 100% record intact with a commanding win over the visitors.

Manchester City star David Silva scored two goals - one early in the first half, the other at the stroke of half time - to send the home side into the interval with a 2-0 lead. After the change of ends, David Villa added a third to all but confirm Scotland's fate.

Victor Valdes conceded a penalty after fouling Craig Mackail-Smith, and David Goodwillie converted it to grab a scant consolation for Scotland, as Czech Republic were 4-1 winners over Lithuania.