Germany 2-1 Scotland

Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Sun 7th September 2014
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Westfalenstadion, Dortmund (A)
Att: 60,209

Group D
(7 Sep 2014)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Poland
1
1
0
0
7
0
3
Germany
1
1
0
0
2
1
3
Rep. Ireland
1
1
0
0
2
1
3
Georgia
1
0
0
1
1
2
0
SCOTLAND
1
0
0
1
1
2
0
Gibraltar
1
0
0
1
0
7
0
7 September 2014
Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland
Germany 2-1 Scotland
Gibraltar 0-7 Poland
Scotland

Anya(66)


D Marshall
A Hutton
R Martin
S Whittaker
G Hanley
C Mulgrew
J Morrison
D Fletcher(C) (J McArthur 58)
B Bannan (S Fletcher 58)
I Anya
S Naismith (S Maloney 82)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 28

Germany

Muller(18, 70)


M Neuer
S Rudy
B Howedes
J Boateng
E Durm
T Kroos
C Kramer
M Gotze
M Reus (M Ginter 90)
A Schurrle (L Podolski 84)
T Muller

 

FIFA Ranking: 1

 
Germany
Scotland
Shots At Goal
23
11
Shots On Target
14
6
Possession
71%
29%
Fouls
12
13
Corners
12
1
Offsides
2
3
Saves
2
8
Yellow Cards
2
3
Red Cards
0
1
Source: ESPN
1 David Marshall (Cardiff City) (12 Caps) Age: 29
2 Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) (41 Caps) Age: 29
3 Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) (25 Caps) Age: 30
4 Russell Martin (Norwich City) (12 Caps) Age: 28
5 Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) (14 Caps) Age: 22
6 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (32 Caps) Age: 28
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (63 Caps) Age: 30
8 Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) (14 Caps) Age: 28
9 Steven Naismith (Everton) (30 Caps) Age: 27
10 Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace) (18 Caps) Age: 24
11 Ikechi Anya (Watford) (7 Caps) Age: 26
 
14 Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) (33 Caps) Age: 31
(Replaced Steven Naismith 82 min)
15 Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) (15 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Barry Bannan 58 min)
20 James McArthur (Crystal Palace) (16 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Darren Fletcher 58 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-2-3-1)
David Marshall
Alan Hutton
Russell Martin
Grant Hanley
Steven Whittaker
Darren Fletcher
Charlie Mulgrew
Barry Bannan
James Morrison
Ikechi Anya
Steven Naismith

Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Sun 7th September 2014
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Westfalenstadion, Dortmund (A)
Att: 60,209

Group D
(7 Sep 2014)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Poland
1
1
0
0
7
0
3
Germany
1
1
0
0
2
1
3
Rep. Ireland
1
1
0
0
2
1
3
Georgia
1
0
0
1
1
2
0
SCOTLAND
1
0
0
1
1
2
0
Gibraltar
1
0
0
1
0
7
0
7 September 2014
Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland
Germany 2-1 Scotland
Gibraltar 0-7 Poland

After a run of six unbeaten games, Scotland were full of confidence.  But they couldn't have asked for a harder start to the Euro 2016 campaign, with a match away to the newly crowned World Champions.

The Germans start strong and come close after 10 minutes when Muller heads wide.  Five minutes later the Scots give the Germans a fright when a shot by Bannen is deflected wide and from the resulting corner Charlie Mulgrew hits the woodwork.  The linesman's flag would have saved the Germans anyway.  In the 18th minute, the Germans took the lead when a cross by Rudy was met by the head of Muller, who outjumped Hutton and Martin, to loop a header over the outstretched Marshall.  A few minutes before half time, Marshall needs to stretch and prevent a deflected cross from creeping in.  Scotland make a positive start to the second half when Hutton went on a run down the right before passing to Naismith in the middle, who took it past the defenders and hit a low shot that hit the outside of the post and went wide.  On the 66th minute, Scotland's pressure paid off.  Anya ran on to a great ball down the left from Steven Fletcher, and was through one on one with Neuer.  Anya then slotted the ball past the outrushing keeper to give Scotland a deserved equaliser.  Four minutes later, a calamity of defending by Scotland allowed Muller to put the Germans back in front.  Scotland failed to clear a corner, and the German slotted home from close range.  A couple of minutes later, the Germans are very lucky when Durm, who was the last man pulls down Naismith, and only recieves a yellow card.  At the end of the match Charlie Mulgrew recieves a yellow card for a bad tackle, and then a couple of minutes later, stupidly kicks the ball away to get a second yellow followed by a red card.  The Germans see out the match for a 2-1 victory, but at least the Scots can take alot of positives away from pushing the World Champions in their own back yard.