Moldova 0-2 Scotland

World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Fri 12th November 2021
19:00 (17:00 UK)

Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (A)
Att: 3,642

Group F
(12 Nov 2021)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Denmark
9
9
0
0
30
1
27
SCOTLAND
9
6
2
1
15
7
20
Israel
9
4
1
4
20
19
13
Austria
9
4
1
4
15
16
13
Faroe Is.
9
1
1
7
5
20
4
Moldova
9
0
1
8
4
26
1
12 November 2021
Austria 4-2 Israel
Denmark 3-1 Faroe Islands
Moldova 0-2 Scotland
Scotland

Patterson(38)

Adams(65)

McGinn(38)

Patterson(65)


C Gordon
J Hendry
L Cooper
K Tierney
N Patterson
B Gilmour (K McLean 85)
C McGregor
A Robertson(C)
J McGinn (D Turnbull 90)
S Armstrong (K Nisbet 76)
C Adams (J Brown 85)

 

Manager:
Steve Clarke

 

FIFA Ranking: 42

Moldova

Rata(82)


S Namasco
I Jardan
V Posmac
V Bolohan (A Rozgoniuc 62)
IC Revenco
V Rata
C Dros (V Bogaciuc 61)
A Ionita
D Marandici (M Iosipoi 71)
I Nicolaescu (A Puntus 71)
R Gînsari (M Cojocaru 61)

 

FIFA Ranking: 181

Key: Goals    Assists Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Moldova
Scotland
Shots At Goal
6
16
Shots On Target
3
8
Possession %
45.4
54.6
Fouls
14
6
Corners
2
8
Offsides
1
3
Saves
5
3
Yellow Cards
5
1
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Craig Gordon (Hearts) (63 Caps) Age: 38
3 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) Captain (54 Caps) Age: 27
6 Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) (29 Caps) Age: 24
7 John McGinn (Aston Villa) (41 Caps) Age: 27
8 Callum McGregor (Celtic) (40 Caps) Age: 28
10 Che Adams (Southampton) (12 Caps) Age: 25
13 Jack Hendry (Brugge) (12 Caps) Age: 26
14 Billy Gilmour (Norwich City) (9 Caps) Age: 20
16 Liam Cooper (Leeds Utd) (12 Caps) Age: 30
17 Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) (29 Caps) Age: 29
22 Nathan Patterson (Rangers) (6 Caps) Age: 20
 
11 Jacob Brown (Stoke City) (1 Cap) Age: 23
(Replaced Che Adams 85 min)
18 David Turnbull (Celtic) (4 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced John McGinn 90 min)
19 Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian) (10 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Stuart Armstrong 76 min)
23 Kenny McLean (Norwich City) (23 Caps) Age: 29
(Replaced Billy Gilmour 85 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored    Assist
(3-4-2-1)
Craig Gordon
Jack Hendry
Liam Cooper
Kieran Tierney
Nathan Patterson
Billy Gilmour
Callum McGregor
Andrew Robertson
John McGinn
Stuart Armstrong
Che Adams

6 Kieran Tierney

Interesting Fact
This was the first time since 2003 that Scotland finished in the top two of a qualifying group.

World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Fri 12th November 2021
19:00 (17:00 UK)

Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (A)
Att: 3,642

Group F
(12 Nov 2021)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Denmark
9
9
0
0
30
1
27
SCOTLAND
9
6
2
1
15
7
20
Israel
9
4
1
4
20
19
13
Austria
9
4
1
4
15
16
13
Faroe Is.
9
1
1
7
5
20
4
Moldova
9
0
1
8
4
26
1
12 November 2021
Austria 4-2 Israel
Denmark 3-1 Faroe Islands
Moldova 0-2 Scotland

World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Fri 12th November 2021
19:00 (17:00 UK)

Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (A)
Att: 3,642

Group F
(12 Nov 2021)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Denmark
9
9
0
0
30
1
27
SCOTLAND
9
6
2
1
15
7
20
Israel
9
4
1
4
20
19
13
Austria
9
4
1
4
15
16
13
Faroe Is.
9
1
1
7
5
20
4
Moldova
9
0
1
8
4
26
1
12 November 2021
Austria 4-2 Israel
Denmark 3-1 Faroe Islands
Moldova 0-2 Scotland

Going into an important game in Moldova, Dykes and Christie were suspended, and Fraser and Hanley were injured. McTominay was also left behind the day before, as he had a virus. A win for Scotland would secure second place, and a play-off spot.

Scotland almost got off to a perfect start after only two minutes when Che Adams put the ball in the back off the net, but he was flagged offside. Moldova came close two minutes later, but they shot wide. Gilmour had a shot saved, and just after 15 minutes, Armstrong also had a shot saved with Adams just missing making contact with the rebound. A minute later Robertson had a shot saved. Midway through the first half, Craig Gordon had to pull off a great save to prevent a header putting Moldova ahead. After 38 minutes, Scotland took a deserved lead. Gilmour passed to McGinn, who layed it off for the on running Patterson to hit a low shot past the keeper into the bottom left hand corner. 20 minutes into the second half, Scotland doubled their lead. Patterson and McGinn linked up well down the right, before Patterson hit a low cross into the box, for Che Adams to knock it past the keeper. With 20 minutes remaining, Cooper had a header cleared off the line, and two minutes later Adams had another goal ruled offside. With 11 minutes left on the clock, Patterson looked to have hit the ball with his arm in the box. After a long consultation with VAR, the referee awarded a penalty. Up stepped Rata, and his penalty was saved by Gordon. It looked like he was going to knock in the rebound, but Tierney raced in and pulled off a superb tackle to keep the score at 2-0. The win secured a play-off place for Scotland, and continued their run of five straight wins.