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Defeat in Brussels for Mulgrew

The skipper's season came to an end with a loss for Scotland against Belgium...

12 June 2019

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Charlie Mulgrew's 2018-19 came to an end last night, but Scotland did go down fighting against Belgium in Brussels on Tuesday evening.

A brace from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was followed up with a thumping strike from Kevin De Bruyne late on as Steve Clarke's side suffered defeat in Belgium's capital.

Mulgrew played the full 90 minutes against the star-studded Belgium side and skippered the side in place of the injured Andy Robertson.

Roberto Martinez's side got off the mark just before half time when he headed home Eden Hazard's dinked cross after some sustained pressure from the hosts.

Lukaku made it 2-0 in the second half as he pounced to score from close range after David Marshall could only parry away De Bruyne's drive.

And it was De Bruyne who completed the rout late on with a superb curling effort that was rifled low into the bottom corner, as Clarke suffered his first defeat as boss.

Mulgrew will now have a break before linking back up with Rovers for pre-season at the end of this month.

The Rovers skipper will potentially be back in the Scotland squad in a few months, with UEFA Euro 2020 home clashes against Russia and Belgium on the agenda for September 2019.


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All the best over by wee man 🤝 Absolute honour to captain my country again last night.Tough test against a world class team but loads of positives to take from the last 10 days.

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