Poland 0-1 Scotland

Friendly

Wed 5th March 2014
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw (A)
Att: 41,000

Scotland

Brown(77)


D Marshall
A Hutton (P Bardsley 67)
C Mulgrew
R Martin
G Greer
B Bannan (A Robertson 67)
J Morrison (D Fletcher 46)
S Brown(C)
I Anya (C Burke 90)
S Fletcher (S Naismith 46)
R McCormack (C Adam 76)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 34

Poland

W Szczesny
L Piszczek
L Szukala
K Glik
T Brzyski (M Komorowski 90)
W Sobota (M Maslowski 88)
M Klich (L Teodorczyk 82)
G Krychowiak (T Jodlowiec 88)
S Peszko (E Polanski 74)
L Obraniak (M Robak 74)
A Milik

 

FIFA Ranking: 70

 
Poland
Scotland
Shots At Goal
15
5
Shots On Target
4
2
Possession
56%
44%
Fouls
15
15
Corners
6
1
Offsides
1
1
Saves
2
8
Yellow Cards
1
3
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (11 Caps) Age: 29
2 Alan Hutton (Bolton Wanderers) (39 Caps) Age: 29
3 Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) (12 Caps) Age: 27
4 Russell Martin (Norwich City) (11 Caps) Age: 28
5 Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion) (3 Caps) Age: 33
6 Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace) (17 Caps) Age: 24
7 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (30 Caps) Age: 27
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (37 Caps) Age: 28
9 Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) (14 Caps) Age: 26
10 Ross McCormack (Leeds Utd) (11 Caps) Age: 27
11 Ikechi Anya (Watford) (5 Caps) Age: 26
 
13 Andrew Robertson (Dundee Utd) (1 Cap) Age: 19
(Replaced Barry Bannan 67 min)
14 Steven Naismith (Everton) (28 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Steven Fletcher 46 min)
16 Charlie Adam (Stoke City) (25 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Ross McCormack 76 min)
17 Phil Bardsley (Sunderland) (13 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Alan Hutton 67 min)
19 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) (62 Caps) Age: 30
(Replaced James Morrison 46 min)
22 Chris Burke (Birmingham City) (7 Caps) Age: 30
(Replaced Ikechi Anya 90 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-3-3)
David Marshall
Alan Hutton
Russell Martin
Gordon Greer
Charlie Mulgrew
James Morrison
Scott Brown
Barry Bannan
Ross McCormack
Steven Fletcher
Ikechi Anya

7 James Morrison

Interesting Fact
This was the first time in 17 years that Scotland had kept four clean sheets in a row

Scotland's pre-arranged friendly in Poland took on some extra meaning after they were both drawn together in the qualification campaign for Euro 2016.  Darren Fletcher was recalled into the squad after a 16 month absence. The Poles were missing their main man Lewandowski.

The hosts made a positive start with Marshall having to tip a shot over the bar from Obraniak after only 11 minutes.  Just before the half hour mark, Marshall made another save this time from a Milik shot.  Scotland grew into the game and passed the ball well, but the closest they came in the first half was when Szczesny saved a shot from Hutton at the near post, when Steven Fletcher was waiting for it in the middle.  In the Second half, Scotland looked more positive.  They came close after 54 minutes when Naismith cut the ball back to McCormack, who had his shot blocked by Piszczek.  A few minutes later, Poland should have taken the lead when an unmarked Glik headed past the post.  A couple of minutes later Milik also came close when he lifted a shot over the bar from close range. With 13 minutes remaining Scotland took the lead.  A cross by Anya was headed down by Mulgrew.  The clearance fell to Scott Brown on the edge of the box, who struck a great shot past a helpless Szczesny to score his second goal in two games. The goal was enough to give Scotland an impressive victory, with a well disciplined performance.