Lithuania 0-0 Scotland

Euro 2012 Qualifiers

Fri 3rd September 2010
21:15 (19:15 UK)

Dariaus & Girenas Stadium, Kaunas (A)
Att: 6,539

Group I
(3 Sep 2010)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Spain
1
1
0
0
4
0
3
Lithuania
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
SCOTLAND
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
Czech Rep.
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Liechtenstein
1
0
0
1
0
4
0
3 September 2010
Lithuania 0-0 Scotland
Liechtenstein 0-4 Spain
Scotland

A McGregor
A Hutton
S McManus
D Weir
S Whittaker (C Berra 90)
L McCulloch
B Robson (J McFadden 67)
D Fletcher(C)
S Brown (J Morrison 75)
S Naismith
K Miller

 

Manager:
Craig Levein

 

FIFA Ranking: 41

Lithuania

Z Karcemarskas
M Stankevicius
A Skerla
R Radavicius
T Kijanskas
D Semberas
M Panka
E Cesnauskis
S Mikoliunas (R Poskus 70)
T Danilevicius (K Ivaskevicius 89)
D Sernas (V Luksa 79)

 

FIFA Ranking: 52

 
Lithuania
Scotland
Shots At Goal
2
8
Shots On Target
1
5
Possession
48.9%
51.1%
Territorial Advantage
45.9
54.1
Fouls
27
22
Corners
1
2
Offsides
1
1
Yellow Cards
5
2
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (6 Caps) Age: 28
2 Alan Hutton (Tottenham Hotspur) (16 Caps) Age: 25
3 Steven Whittaker (Rangers) (7 Caps) Age: 26
4 Stephen McManus (Middlesbrough) (23 Caps) Age: 27
5 David Weir (Rangers) (66 Caps) Age: 40
6 Lee McCulloch (Rangers) (16 Caps) Age: 32
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (49 Caps) Age: 26
8 Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) (10 Caps) Age: 31
9 Kenny Miller (Rangers) (48 Caps) Age: 30
10 Scott Brown (Celtic) (21 Caps) Age: 25
11 Steven Naismith (Rangers) (4 Caps) Age: 23
 
14 Christophe Berra (Wolves) (9 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Steven Whittaker 90 min)
16 James McFadden (Birmingham City) (47 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Barry Robson 69 min)
19 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (7 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Scott Brown 79 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-1-4-1)
Allan McGregor
Alan Hutton
Stephen McManus
David Weir
Steven Whittaker
Lee McCulloch
Barry Robson
Darren Fletcher
Scott Brown
Steven Naismith
Kenny Miller

11 Steven Naismith

Interesting Fact
David Weir became the oldest ever capped player for Scotland at 40 years 3 months and 24 days.

Euro 2012 Qualifiers

Fri 3rd September 2010
21:15 (19:15 UK)

Dariaus & Girenas Stadium, Kaunas (A)
Att: 6,539

Group I
(3 Sep 2010)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Spain
1
1
0
0
4
0
3
Lithuania
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
SCOTLAND
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
Czech Rep.
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Liechtenstein
1
0
0
1
0
4
0
3 September 2010
Lithuania 0-0 Scotland
Liechtenstein 0-4 Spain

Veterans David Weir and Paul Hartley were recalled to the Scotland squad along with Lee McCulloch for the double header against Lithuania and Liechtenstein. One surprise was that Levein dropped McFadden from the starting lineup and had Miller up front alone. Lithuania almost took the lead after 18 minutes when the ref allowed play to go on after Weir was fouled. The ball fell for Mikoliunas who had his shot saved by McGregor. Barry Robson then had a long range shot parried by the keeper. Fletcher latched on to the rebound and passed to Naismith who went down in the penalty area. His pleas for a penalty were waved away by the ref. 10 minutes before half time, Fletcher floated a free kick into the penalty area for McManus to volley it just past the post. Just into the second half, a great passing move by Scotland was finished by Hutton crossing into the penalty area for Kenny Miller to head straight at the keeper. On the 58th minute, Fletcher found Hutton with a great crossfield pass. He in turn picked out Naismith in the middle, but his shot was straight at the keeper. With 10 minutes remaining Miller headed a Whittaker cross high over the bar for the match to end goalless. It was a promising performance by Scotland and also their first clean sheet on the road in 10 games, since the victory in Paris.