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

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.