Scotland 3-1 Lithuania

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Sat 8th September 2007
15:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 51,349

Group B
(8 Sep 2007)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
France
8
6
1
1
15
2
19
SCOTLAND
8
6
0
2
16
7
18
Italy
8
5
2
1
13
6
17
Ukraine
7
4
1
2
9
7
13
Lithuania
8
2
1
5
5
10
7
Georgia
9
2
1
6
14
15
7
Faroe Is.
8
0
0
8
2
27
0
8 September 2007
Scotland 3-1 Lithuania
Georgia 1-1 Ukraine
Italy 0-0 France
Scotland

Boyd(31)

McManus(77)

McFadden(83)


C Gordon
A Hutton
J McEveley
S McManus
D Weir
S Brown
D Fletcher(C)
L McCulloch (S Maloney 76)
K Boyd
G O`Connor (C Beattie 76)
G Teale (J McFadden 69)

 

Manager:
Alex McLeish

 

FIFA Ranking: 23

Lithuania

Danilevicius (pen 61)


Z Karcemarskas
M Stankevicius (E Jankauskas 56)
A Skerla
T Zvirgzdauskas
A Klimavacius
D Semberas
M Kalonas
D Cesnauskis
I Morinas (S Mikoliunas 47)
T Danilevicius
A Velicka (A Ksanavicius 47)

 

FIFA Ranking: 78

 
Scotland
Lithuania
Shots At Goal
12
9
Shots On Target
11
5
Possession
58%
42%
Fouls
29
19
Corners
6
4
Offsides
3
2
Saves
1
10
Yellow Cards
2
5
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Craig Gordon (Sunderland) (25 Caps) Age: 24
2 Alan Hutton (Rangers) (3 Caps) Age: 22
3 Jay McEveley (Derby County) (2 Caps) Age: 22
4 Stephen McManus (Celtic) (7 Caps) Age: 24
5 David Weir (Rangers) (57 Caps) Age: 37
6 Scott Brown (Celtic) (5 Caps) Age: 22
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (31 Caps) Age: 23
8 Lee McCulloch (Rangers) (12 Caps) Age: 29
9 Kris Boyd (Rangers) (11 Caps) Age: 24
10 Garry O`Connor (Birmingham City) (13 Caps) Age: 24
11 Gary Teale (Derby County) (10 Caps) Age: 29
 
14 James McFadden (Everton) (33 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Gary Teale 69 min)
15 Craig Beattie (West Bromwich Albion) (6 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Garry O`Connor 76 min)
16 Shaun Maloney (Aston Villa) (7 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Lee McCulloch 76 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-4-2)
Craig Gordon
Alan Hutton
David Weir
Stephen McManus
Jay McEveley
Gary Teale
Scott Brown
Darren Fletcher
Lee McCulloch
Kris Boyd
Garry O`Connor

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Sat 8th September 2007
15:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 51,349

Group B
(8 Sep 2007)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
France
8
6
1
1
15
2
19
SCOTLAND
8
6
0
2
16
7
18
Italy
8
5
2
1
13
6
17
Ukraine
7
4
1
2
9
7
13
Lithuania
8
2
1
5
5
10
7
Georgia
9
2
1
6
14
15
7
Faroe Is.
8
0
0
8
2
27
0
8 September 2007
Scotland 3-1 Lithuania
Georgia 1-1 Ukraine
Italy 0-0 France

In the first qualifier of the season Scotland welcomed a Lithuania side with six Hearts players in their squad. McLeish played a 4-4-2 with Boyd and O'Connor up front. Scotland's first good opportunity came after 19 minutes when a corner by Fletcher was headed by O'Connor and directed on target by Boyd, for their keeper to touch it onto the bar. McCulloch headed the rebound but the keeper made a second save. Scotland made the breakthrough just after the half hour, when O'Connor was fouled on the right wing. Fletcher took a quick free kick, which was floated into the box for Boyd to score a diving header. The free kick was taken so quick that McLeish missed the goal. The Lithuanians had spent the whole game diving and trying to con the referee, and just after the hour mark it paid off when Hearts' player Mikoliunas had a blatant dive in the penalty area and the referee gave them a penalty kick. Danilevicius scored the resulting penalty kick. With 20 minutes remaining a great header by McManus almost put Scotland ahead, but for a fine save by Karcemarskas. In the 77th minute a corner by Fletcher was passed to substitute Maloney, and with his first touch of the ball he floated in a cross to the back post that was half-volleyed in by McManus with his knee. Six minutes later McFadden killed the tie, when he collected the ball out on the right wing and took it past two defenders and unleashed a great shot from the edge of the penalty area that went into the top corner, to give Scotland a deserved 3-1 win.