Ukraine 2-0 Scotland

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Wed 11th October 2006
20:00 (18:00 UK)

NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadion, Kiev (A)
Att: 55,000

Group B
(11 Oct 2006)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
4
3
0
1
9
3
9
France
4
3
0
1
11
2
9
Italy
4
2
1
1
7
5
7
Ukraine
3
2
0
1
5
4
6
Lithuania
3
1
1
1
3
3
4
Georgia
4
1
0
3
9
9
3
Faroe Is.
4
0
0
4
0
18
0
11 October 2006
Ukraine 2-0 Scotland
France 5-0 Faroe Islands
Georgia 1-3 Italy
Scotland

C Gordon
R Neilson (S McManus 89)
G Alexander
S Pressley
D Weir
B Ferguson(C)
D Fletcher
G Caldwell
K Miller
P Hartley
J McFadden (K Boyd 73)

 

Manager:
Walter Smith

 

FIFA Ranking: 34

Ukraine

Kucher(60)

Shevchenko(pen 89)


O Shovkovskiy
V Sviderskiy
O Kucher
A Rusol
A Nesmachniy
A Tymoschuk
O Shelayev
O Gusev (A Milevskiy 62)
M Kalinichenko (A Vorobey 76)
A Shevchenko
A Voronin (B Shershun 90)

 

FIFA Ranking: 13

 
Ukraine
Scotland
Shots At Goal
19
4
Shots On Target
11
0
Possession
60%
40%
Fouls
9
13
Corners
9
0
Offsides
1
1
Saves
0
9
Yellow Cards
1
3
Red Cards
0
1
Source: ESPN
1 Craig Gordon (Hearts) (19 Caps) Age: 23
2 Robbie Neilson (Hearts) (1 Cap) Age: 26
3 Graham Alexander (Preston North End) (26 Caps) Age: 35
4 Steven Pressley (Hearts) (32 Caps) Age: 33
5 David Weir (Everton) (52 Caps) Age: 36
6 Barry Ferguson (Rangers) Captain (35 Caps) Age: 28
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) (27 Caps) Age: 22
8 Gary Caldwell (Celtic) (23 Caps) Age: 24
9 Kenny Miller (Celtic) (29 Caps) Age: 26
10 Paul Hartley (Hearts) (11 Caps) Age: 29
11 James McFadden (Everton) (31 Caps) Age: 23
 
13 Stephen McManus (Celtic) (1 Cap) Age: 24
(Replaced Robbie Neilson 89 min)
14 Kris Boyd (Rangers) (5 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced James McFadden 73 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(5-4-1)
Craig Gordon
Robbie Neilson
Gary Caldwell
David Weir
Steven Pressley
Graham Alexander
Barry Ferguson
Darren Fletcher
Paul Hartley
James McFadden
Kenny Miller

2 Robbie Neilson

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Wed 11th October 2006
20:00 (18:00 UK)

NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadion, Kiev (A)
Att: 55,000

Group B
(11 Oct 2006)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
4
3
0
1
9
3
9
France
4
3
0
1
11
2
9
Italy
4
2
1
1
7
5
7
Ukraine
3
2
0
1
5
4
6
Lithuania
3
1
1
1
3
3
4
Georgia
4
1
0
3
9
9
3
Faroe Is.
4
0
0
4
0
18
0
11 October 2006
Ukraine 2-0 Scotland
France 5-0 Faroe Islands
Georgia 1-3 Italy

With Scotland flying high at the top of Group B, they now faced a tough trip to Ukraine to play the World Cup quarter finalists. In the first half Ukraine had a couple of chances to take the lead, but both times Gordon came to Scotland's rescue. Two minutes into the second half Shevchenko hit the post. On the hour mark Ukraine finally broke down the Scotland defence. A free kick was floated into the box, and a clearence by McFadden took a deflection off Sviderskiy to fall into the path of Kucher, who drilled a low shot past Gordon. Miller came close to equalising, when he crossed the ball in and it deceived the keeper and hit the bar. With ten minutes remaining, Robbie Neilson floated in a cross for Miller to head a glorious chance just wide. Six minutes later, Pressley received a red card in a harsh decision for fouling Shevchenko as he ran towards goal. In the last minute Shevchenko went down in the box after a challenge by Neilson, and a penalty was given in another harsh decision. Shevchenko sent Gordon the wrong way to give Ukraine a 2-0 victory and end Scotland's 100% record.