Slovakia 3-0 Scotland

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

Tue 11th October 2016
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Anton Malatinsky City Arena, Trnava (A)
Att: 11,098

Group F
(11 Oct 2016)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
England
3
2
1
0
3
0
7
Lithuania
3
1
2
0
5
3
5
Slovenia
3
1
2
0
3
2
5
SCOTLAND
3
1
1
1
6
5
4
Slovakia
3
1
0
2
3
2
3
Malta
3
0
0
3
1
9
0
11 October 2016
Lithuania 2-0 Malta
Slovakia 3-0 Scotland
Slovenia 0-0 England
Scotland

D Marshall
C Paterson
R Martin
G Hanley
K Tierney
R Snodgrass
B Bannan
D Fletcher(C) (L Griffiths 64)
J McArthur
M Ritchie (I Anya 64)
S Fletcher (J McGinn 76)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 44

Slovakia

Mak(18, 56)

Nemec(68)


M Kozacik
E Sabo
M Skrtel
J Durica
J Holubek
J Kucka
M Skriniar
M Duris
M Hamsik (F Kiss 87)
R Mak (D Svento 81)
A Nemec (M Bakos 69)

 

FIFA Ranking: 28

 
Slovakia
Scotland
Shots At Goal
10
10
Shots On Target
7
4
Possession
46.7%
53.3%
Fouls
18
12
Corners
4
4
Offsides
0
0
Saves
4
4
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 David Marshall (Hull City) (27 Caps) Age: 31
2 Callum Paterson (Hearts) (4 Caps) Age: 21
3 Kieran Tierney (Celtic) (2 Caps) Age: 19
4 Russell Martin (Norwich City) (28 Caps) Age: 30
5 Grant Hanley (Newcastle Utd) (26 Caps) Age: 24
6 Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) (24 Caps) Age: 26
7 Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion) Captain (76 Caps) Age: 32
8 James McArthur (Crystal Palace) (26 Caps) Age: 29
9 Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) (30 Caps) Age: 29
10 Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) (20 Caps) Age: 29
11 Matt Ritchie (Newcastle Utd) (13 Caps) Age: 27
 
16 Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) (9 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Darren Fletcher 64 min)
17 Ikechi Anya (Derby County) (23 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Matt Ritchie 64 min)
22 John McGinn (Hibernian) (2 Caps) Age: 21
(Replaced Steven Fletcher 76 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-3-3)
David Marshall
Callum Paterson
Russell Martin
Grant Hanley
Kieran Tierney
Barry Bannan
Darren Fletcher
James McArthur
Robert Snodgrass
Steven Fletcher
Matt Ritchie

3 Kieran Tierney

After the embarassing 1-1 draw with Lithuania, many felt that the game away to Slovakia was a must win match for Scotland.  With 12 minutes on the clock, Steven Fletcher had a great chance to put Scotland ahead, when he was free in the box but headed a Snodgrass ball wide of the left hand post.  Two minutes later, David Marshall saved a shot from outside the box by Jan Durica. After 18 minutes, Slovakia took the lead.  Jakub Holubek crossed the ball from the left to the back post, for Marek Hamsik's header to be saved by Marshall, but the rebound was fired into the net by Robert Mak.  It looked like Steven Fletcher was fouled at the start of the move, but the referee played on.  Two minutes later, Scotland almost equalised when a low shot by Snodgrass was saved at the left hand side of the goal.  Five minutes before half time, Marshall made a great save from a Robert Mak shot from outside the box.  From the resulting corner, Marshall made another save from Jan Durica. 11 minutes into the second half, Slovakia made it two. Jakub Holubek cut the ball back to Robert Mak, who side stepped Russell Martin and slotted the ball past Marshall.  After 65 minutes, Barry Bannan had a shot saved after a Paterson throw in.  Three minutes later, Adam Nemec made it 3-0 after he headed in a corner from Robert Mak.  With 12 minutes remaining, substitute Leigh Griffiths shot wide past the right hand post, after he latched on to a pass from John McGinn.  A minute later, Griffiths had a shot saved from the right hand side.  With nine minutes remaining Barry Bannan also had a shot saved after a cross from Anya.  It was another poor performance from Scotland, who travelled to Wembley next.