Scotland 2-3 Spain

Euro 2012 Qualifiers

Tue 12th October 2010
20:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 51,322

Group I
(12 Oct 2010)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Spain
3
3
0
0
10
3
9
Czech Rep.
3
2
0
1
3
1
6
SCOTLAND
4
1
1
2
4
5
4
Lithuania
3
1
1
1
2
3
4
Liechtenstein
3
0
0
3
1
8
0
12 October 2010
Liechtenstein 0-2 Czech Republic
Scotland 2-3 Spain
Scotland

Naismith(58)

Pique(og 66)


A McGregor
P Bardsley
S McManus
D Weir
S Whittaker
G Dorrans (J Mackie 81)
D Fletcher(C)
L McCulloch (C Adam 46)
J Morrison (S Maloney 87)
S Naismith
K Miller

 

Manager:
Craig Levein

 

FIFA Ranking: 47

Spain

Villa(pen 44)

Iniesta(55)

Llorente(79)


I Casillas
S Ramos
C Puyol
G Pique
J Capdevila
S Busquets (C Marchena 90)
F Alonso
A Iniesta
S Cazorla (Xavi 70)
D Villa
D Silva (F Llorente 76)

 

FIFA Ranking: 1

 
Scotland
Spain
Shots At Goal
4
21
Shots On Target
1
12
Possession
25.4%
74.6%
Territorial Advantage
37.7
62.3
Fouls
9
13
Corners
2
8
Offsides
6
3
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
1
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (9 Caps) Age: 28
2 Phil Bardsley (Sunderland) (1 Cap) Age: 25
3 Steven Whittaker (Rangers) (9 Caps) Age: 26
4 Stephen McManus (Middlesbrough) (26 Caps) Age: 28
5 David Weir (Rangers) (69 Caps) Age: 40
6 Lee McCulloch (Rangers) (18 Caps) Age: 32
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) Captain (52 Caps) Age: 26
8 James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) (10 Caps) Age: 24
9 Kenny Miller (Rangers) (51 Caps) Age: 30
10 Steven Naismith (Rangers) (7 Caps) Age: 24
11 Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) (5 Caps) Age: 23
 
15 Charlie Adam (Blackpool) (6 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Lee McCulloch 46 min)
17 Shaun Maloney (Celtic) (18 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced James Morrison 87 min)
20 Jamie Mackie (QPR) (2 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Graham Dorrans 81 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-5-1)
Allan McGregor
Phil Bardsley
Stephen McManus
David Weir
Steven Whittaker
Graham Dorrans
Darren Fletcher
Lee McCulloch
James Morrison
Steven Naismith
Kenny Miller

17 Shaun Maloney

Following the game in Prague, Craig Levein received alot of criticism for his 4-6-0 formation. Therefore he started with a 4-5-1 formation, recalling Kenny Miller. Spain started with 9 of the 11 players who started in the World Cup final.

Spain started on the attack with David Villa shooting over the bar. Following this David Silva finished an intricate move that McGregor saved. Just before the half hour Scotland had their first real chance when Dorrans passed to Fletcher who crossed for Morrison who had his shot blocked. At the other end Villa turned in the box and shot only for McGregor to make a great save. Kenny Miller was then sent running down the wing and Dorrans was waiting in the middle but Miller's pass was blocked. Just before half time Ramos attempted to cross the ball into the middle but it was blocked by Whittaker's raised arm. The referee awarded a penalty and McGregor got a hand to Villa's penalty but couldn't keep it out. In the second half McGregor made another save from Silva before Iniesta doubled Spain's lead. A shot was blocked before the loose ball fell to Iniesta who side footed the ball past McGregor. Three minutes later Kenny Miller collected the ball on the right wing before he crossed into the middle for Naismith to beat the offside trap and score a diving header past Casillas. Eight minuteslater, what seemed impossible happened as Scotland came from 2-0 down to level at 2-2. Fletcher and Morrison played the one-two on the right, before Morrison crossed it in to the middle only for Pique to stick out a foot and direct it past his own keeper. With eleven minutes remaining, McManus misjudged a cross from the left that fell to substitute Llorente who side footed it past McGregor to give Spain a 3-2 lead. With a minute remaining, Whittaker made a rash challenge only to receive a second booking and be sent off. It was a disappointing end to the match, but Scotland could go away with their heads held high as they were eleven minutes away from holding the World and European champions.