Georgia 1-0 Scotland

Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Fri 4th September 2015
21:00 (17:00 UK)

Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi (A)
Att: 22,886

Group D
(4 Sep 2015)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Germany
7
5
1
1
19
5
16
Poland
7
4
2
1
21
6
14
Rep. Ireland
7
3
3
1
16
5
12
SCOTLAND
7
3
2
2
12
7
11
Georgia
7
2
0
5
5
13
6
Gibraltar
7
0
0
7
1
38
0
4 September 2015
Georgia 1-0 Scotland
Germany 3-1 Poland
Gibraltar 0-4 Republic of Ireland
Scotland

D Marshall
A Hutton
R Martin
C Mulgrew
A Robertson (G Hanley 59)
J Morrison
S Brown(C)
S Maloney
S Naismith (J Forrest 59)
I Anya (L Griffiths 75)
S Fletcher

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 31

Georgia

Kazaishvili (37)


N Revishvili
S Kverkvelia
A Amisulashvili
G Kashia
U Lobzhanidze
J Kankava
J Ananidze (M Daushvili 82)
G Navalovski
V Kazaishvili
T Okriashvili (G Merebashvili 71)
L Mchedlidze (M Vatsadze 93)

 

FIFA Ranking: 147

 
Georgia
Scotland
Shots At Goal
10
5
Shots On Target
3
0
Possession
45.5%
54.5%
Fouls
14
6
Corners
5
7
Offsides
5
2
Saves
0
2
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (20 Caps) Age: 30
2 Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) (46 Caps) Age: 30
3 Andrew Robertson (Hull City) (7 Caps) Age: 21
4 Russell Martin (Norwich City) (20 Caps) Age: 29
5 Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) (19 Caps) Age: 29
6 Shaun Maloney (Hull City) (42 Caps) Age: 32
7 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (40 Caps) Age: 29
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (46 Caps) Age: 30
9 Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) (22 Caps) Age: 28
10 Steven Naismith (Everton) (39 Caps) Age: 28
11 Ikechi Anya (Watford) (16 Caps) Age: 27
 
14 Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) (6 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Ikechi Anya 75 min)
17 James Forrest (Celtic) (11 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Steven Naismith 59 min)
23 Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) (18 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Andrew Robertson 59 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-2-3-1)
David Marshall
Alan Hutton
Russell Martin
Charlie Mulgrew
Andrew Robertson
James Morrison
Scott Brown
Shaun Maloney
Steven Naismith
Ikechi Anya
Steven Fletcher

10 Steven Naismith

In the first game of the season, Scotland travel to Georgia, which was where a 2-0 defeat in 2007 seriously damaged the Euro 2008 campaign.  Scotland's first real chance came midway through the first half, when Robertson whipped a low ball into the box that Steven Fletcher just missed.  Nine minutes before half-time, Georgia took the lead when Qazaishvili collected a knock down on the edge of the box, before hitting a low shot past Marshall.  Ten minutes into the second half, Maloney played the ball through to Steven Fletcher who hit the post, but the linesman's flag was up for offside.  Midway through the second half, Georgia almost got a second, when Ananidze forced a great save from Marshall.  With 10 minutes remaining, a Maloney free-kick was steered over the bar by the defender.  In injury time at the end, Scotland had their best chance of the match when a Mulgrew corner was headed just past the post by Grant Hanley.  The game finished 1-0 in what was a poor performance, and seriously damaged Scotland's qualification hopes.