Lithuania 1-2 Scotland

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Wed 6th September 2006
19:30 (17:30 UK)

Dariaus & Girenas Stadium, Kaunas (A)
Att: 6,500

Group B
(6 Sep 2006)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
2
2
0
0
8
1
6
France
2
2
0
0
6
1
6
Ukraine
1
1
0
0
3
2
3
Georgia
3
1
0
2
8
6
3
Lithuania
2
0
1
1
2
3
1
Italy
2
0
1
1
2
4
1
Faroe Is.
2
0
0
2
0
12
0
6 September 2006
Ukraine 3-2 Georgia
Lithuania 1-2 Scotland
France 3-1 Italy
Scotland

Dailly(47)

Miller(61)


C Gordon
C Dailly
G Naysmith
S Pressley
D Weir(C)
G Caldwell
D Fletcher
P Hartley (S Severin 88)
K Miller
N Quashie (K Boyd 42)
J McFadden (G Alexander 22)

 

Manager:
Walter Smith

 

FIFA Ranking: 40

Lithuania

Miceika(85)


Z Karcemarskas
M Stankevicius
R Dziaukstas
A Skerla
T Zvirgzdauskas
M Savenas (T Tamosauskas 51)
T Danilevicius
M Kalonas
R Poskus
S Mikoliunas (T Labukas 65)
A Preiksatis (D Miceika 82)

 

FIFA Ranking: 65

 
Lithuania
Scotland
Shots At Goal
16
6
Shots On Target
3
3
Fouls
11
9
Corners
10
5
Yellow Cards
4
3
Red Cards
0
0
Source: UEFA
1 Craig Gordon (Hearts) (17 Caps) Age: 23
2 Christian Dailly (West Ham Utd) (63 Caps) Age: 32
3 Gary Naysmith (Everton) (32 Caps) Age: 26
4 Steven Pressley (Hearts) (30 Caps) Age: 32
5 David Weir (Everton) Captain (50 Caps) Age: 36
6 Gary Caldwell (Celtic) (21 Caps) Age: 24
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) (25 Caps) Age: 22
8 Paul Hartley (Hearts) (9 Caps) Age: 29
9 Kenny Miller (Celtic) (28 Caps) Age: 26
10 Nigel Quashie (West Bromwich Albion) (14 Caps) Age: 28
11 James McFadden (Everton) (29 Caps) Age: 23
 
13 Graham Alexander (Preston North End) (24 Caps) Age: 34
(Replaced James McFadden 22 min)
16 Kris Boyd (Rangers) (4 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Nigel Quashie 42 min)
17 Scott Severin (Aberdeen) (15 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Paul Hartley 88 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(3-5-1-1)
Craig Gordon
David Weir
Steven Pressley
Gary Caldwell
Christian Dailly
Darren Fletcher
Paul Hartley
Nigel Quashie
Gary Naysmith
James McFadden
Kenny Miller

17 Scott Severin

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Wed 6th September 2006
19:30 (17:30 UK)

Dariaus & Girenas Stadium, Kaunas (A)
Att: 6,500

Group B
(6 Sep 2006)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
2
2
0
0
8
1
6
France
2
2
0
0
6
1
6
Ukraine
1
1
0
0
3
2
3
Georgia
3
1
0
2
8
6
3
Lithuania
2
0
1
1
2
3
1
Italy
2
0
1
1
2
4
1
Faroe Is.
2
0
0
2
0
12
0
6 September 2006
Ukraine 3-2 Georgia
Lithuania 1-2 Scotland
France 3-1 Italy

For the Lithuania game, Smith chose a more defensive formation and Boyd was dropped to the bench. After only two minutes, a volley by Zvirgzduaskas was headed off the line by Naysmith. At the other end a shot by Quashie was parried by the keeper. A Miller header was cleared off the line before a long range effort by McFadden was saved. Two minutes into the second half, Scotland took the lead. A corner by Naysmith was met by Dailly, who outjumped the defence to score a powerful header. Just after the hour mark, Miller doubled Scotland's lead. A free kick by Gordon was headed into the penalty area by Boyd, into the path of Miller, who controlled the ball with his chest before he hit a great shot on the turn past the keeper. Lithuania came close when a shot by Poskus was touched round the post by Gordon. There were some tense moments at the end after Lithuania pulled a goal back. Substitute Miceika scored a spectacular overhead kick with five minutes remaining. Scotland held on though to record a 2-1 away victory.