Scotland 3-1 Ukraine

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Sat 13th October 2007
15:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 51,366

Group B
(13 Oct 2007)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
10
8
0
2
20
8
24
Italy
10
7
2
1
17
7
23
France
10
7
1
2
21
3
22
Ukraine
9
4
1
4
11
12
13
Lithuania
9
3
1
5
7
11
10
Georgia
10
2
1
7
14
17
7
Faroe Is.
10
0
0
10
3
35
0
13 October 2007
Scotland 3-1 Ukraine
Faroe Islands 0-6 France
Italy 2-0 Georgia
Scotland

Miller(3)

McCulloch(10)

McFadden(68)


C Gordon
A Hutton
G Naysmith
S McManus
D Weir
B Ferguson(C)
S Pearson
L McCulloch (C Dailly 60)
K Miller
S Brown (S Maloney 76)
J McFadden (G O`Connor 80)

 

Manager:
Alex McLeish

 

FIFA Ranking: 14

Ukraine

Shevchenko(24)


O Shovkovskiy
V Yezerskiy
O Kucher
D Chygrynskyy
A Nesmachniy
O Gusev (R Rotan 46)
A Tymoschuk (O Shelayev 73)
A Vorobey (S Nazarenko 62)
O Gladkiy
A Voronin
A Shevchenko

 

FIFA Ranking: 17

 
Scotland
Ukraine
Shots At Goal
7
13
Shots On Target
6
4
Possession
45%
55%
Fouls
18
19
Corners
2
1
Offsides
0
1
Saves
4
4
Yellow Cards
4
4
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Craig Gordon (Sunderland) (27 Caps) Age: 24
2 Alan Hutton (Rangers) (5 Caps) Age: 22
3 Gary Naysmith (Sheffield Utd) (37 Caps) Age: 27
4 Stephen McManus (Celtic) (9 Caps) Age: 25
5 David Weir (Rangers) (59 Caps) Age: 37
6 Barry Ferguson (Rangers) Captain (41 Caps) Age: 29
7 Stephen Pearson (Derby County) (9 Caps) Age: 25
8 Lee McCulloch (Rangers) (14 Caps) Age: 29
9 Kenny Miller (Derby County) (33 Caps) Age: 27
10 Scott Brown (Celtic) (7 Caps) Age: 22
11 James McFadden (Everton) (35 Caps) Age: 24
 
14 Shaun Maloney (Aston Villa) (8 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Scott Brown 76 min)
16 Christian Dailly (Southampton) (66 Caps) Age: 33
(Replaced Lee McCulloch 60 min)
18 Garry O`Connor (Birmingham City) (15 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced James McFadden 80 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-4-2)
Craig Gordon
Alan Hutton
David Weir
Stephen McManus
Gary Naysmith
Scott Brown
Barry Ferguson
Stephen Pearson
Lee McCulloch
Kenny Miller
James McFadden

4 Stephen McManus

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Sat 13th October 2007
15:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 51,366

Group B
(13 Oct 2007)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
10
8
0
2
20
8
24
Italy
10
7
2
1
17
7
23
France
10
7
1
2
21
3
22
Ukraine
9
4
1
4
11
12
13
Lithuania
9
3
1
5
7
11
10
Georgia
10
2
1
7
14
17
7
Faroe Is.
10
0
0
10
3
35
0
13 October 2007
Scotland 3-1 Ukraine
Faroe Islands 0-6 France
Italy 2-0 Georgia

Scotland were full of confidence going into the Ukraine game after defeating the French in Paris. Ukraine needed three points to keep alive their hopes of qualification. In the third minute, Scott Brown was fouled on the right wing; and the resulting free-kick by McFadden was headed home by Kenny Miller at the near post, to give Scotland a great start. Seven minutes later Scotland won a free-kick in a central position. Ferguson passed to McCulloch just inside the box on the left hand side, and he curled the ball into the far corner to give Scotland a 2-0 lead after only 10 minutes. In the 24th minute, a cross was put into the Scotland box, and slack defending let Shevchenko drill the ball into the roof of the net from close range. Three penalty claims then followed. The first one was when Hutton was fouled in the box. Following this, Shevchenko was brought down by Naysmith. And just before half time, McFadden was also brought down by Tymoschuk. The referee dismissed all three claims. The match was decided on the 68th minute when Hutton played a great pass for McFadden to bring down on the edge of the box and drill a low shot in at the keeper's right hand post to give Scotland a 3-1 victory and kill off Ukraine.