Scotland 2-2 Czech Republic

Euro 2012 Qualifiers

Sat 3rd September 2011
15:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 51,457

Group I
(3 Sep 2011)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Spain
5
5
0
0
15
5
15
Czech Rep.
6
3
1
2
8
5
10
SCOTLAND
5
1
2
2
6
7
5
Lithuania
6
1
2
3
3
8
5
Liechtenstein
6
1
1
4
3
10
4
2 September 2011
Lithuania 0-0 Liechtenstein
3 September 2011
Scotland 2-2 Czech Republic
Scotland

Miller(44)

D Fletcher(83)


A McGregor
A Hutton
G Caldwell
C Berra
P Bardsley (D Wilson 75)
S Naismith (B Robson 86)
D Fletcher(C)
C Adam (D Cowie 79)
S Brown
J Morrison
K Miller

 

Manager:
Craig Levein

 

FIFA Ranking: 55

Czech Republic

Plasil(78)

Kadlec(pen 90)


J Lastuvka
R Hubnik
J Rajnoch
T Sivok
M Kadlec
T Hubschman
J Plasil
M Petrzela (J Rezek 56)
T Rosicky
P Jiracek (T Pekhart 77)
M Baros (K Vacek 90)

 

FIFA Ranking: 42

 
Scotland
Czech Republic
Shots At Goal
8
12
Shots On Target
7
7
Possession
51%
49%
Fouls
14
17
Corners
4
3
Offsides
2
1
Saves
4
5
Yellow Cards
4
5
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (15 Caps) Age: 29
2 Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) (21 Caps) Age: 26
3 Phil Bardsley (Sunderland) (7 Caps) Age: 26
4 Christophe Berra (Wolves) (14 Caps) Age: 26
5 Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic) (42 Caps) Age: 29
6 Charlie Adam (Liverpool) (13 Caps) Age: 25
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (54 Caps) Age: 27
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) (27 Caps) Age: 26
9 Kenny Miller (Cardiff City) (57 Caps) Age: 31
10 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (15 Caps) Age: 25
11 Steven Naismith (Rangers) (12 Caps) Age: 24
 
14 Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) (15 Caps) Age: 32
(Replaced Steven Naismith 86 min)
16 Danny Wilson (Liverpool) (5 Caps) Age: 19
(Replaced Phil Bardsley 75 min)
24 Don Cowie (Cardiff City) (5 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Charlie Adam 79 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-1-4-1)
Allan McGregor
Alan Hutton
Gary Caldwell
Christophe Berra
Phil Bardsley
Charlie Adam
Scott Brown
Darren Fletcher
James Morrison
Steven Naismith
Kenny Miller

In the build up to the Czech Republic match, the only major team news was that captain Darren Fletcher was back in the squad, even although he hadn't featured for Man Utd this season.

The Czechs made a bright start to the match and after 5 minutes Baros had a great chance to put them ahead but he sliced the ball over the bar from just 8 yards. Midway through the first half Scotland were lucky not to concede a penalty as Charlie Adam had a late tackle on Baros in the box. A minute before half time, Scotland took the lead. Fletcher collected a loose ball in the midfield before he timed a great pass to Kenny Miller who hit a low show that the keeper failed to keep out. In the second half, Baros had another great chance that went just wide of the post. At the other end Miller should have doubled Scotland's lead when he made contact with Morrison's cross just a few yards out, but the ball went just wide. With 12 minutes remaining disaster struck as the Czechs equalised. A great passing move ended with Rezek sending a low cross into the box that deflected off Plasil's chest and went into the net. Five minutes later Scotland regained their lead when Danny Wilson played a long pass down the wing and Czech defender Rajnoch slipped and allowed Kenny Miller to collect the ball and slide the ball across the penalty area for Fletcher to hit a low shot past the Czech keeper. In injury time at the end, calamity struck when Rezek blatantly dived in the box and the Dutch referee pointed to the spot, to the disgust of 50,000 Scots. Kadlec hit a great penalty that McGregor had no chance of saving to level the match at 2-2. Scotland then went up to the other end and Berra went down in the box. Contact was made but the referee rounds off a terrible performance by waving away the penalty and booking Berra. The referee now made it very difficult for Scotland to qualify. There is still a glimmer of hope though.