Slovakia 1-0 Scotland

Nations League 2020-2021
Group Stages

Sun 15th November 2020
15:00 (14:00 UK)

Anton Malatinsky City Arena, Trnava (A)
Att: N/A

Match played behind closed doors

Group B2
(15 Nov 2020)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
5
3
1
1
5
3
10
Czech Rep.
5
3
0
2
7
5
9
Israel
5
1
2
2
6
7
5
Slovakia
5
1
1
3
5
8
4
15 November 2020
Czech Republic 1-0 Israel
Slovakia 1-0 Scotland
Scotland

C Gordon
L Cooper
S McKenna
A Considine (L Griffiths 68)
L Palmer
J McGinn(C)
K McLean
S Armstrong (L Shankland 87)
K Tierney
R Christie
O McBurnie

 

Manager:
Steve Clarke

 

FIFA Ranking: 45

Slovakia

Gregus(31)


M Rodak
P Pekarik
L Satka
M Skrinair
R Mazan
P Hrosovsky
M Duris (P Safranko 94)
J Kucka (S Lobotka 61)
M Hamsik (A Rusnak 68)
J Gregus
O Duda

 

FIFA Ranking: 37

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Slovakia
Scotland
Shots At Goal
8
14
Shots On Target
5
5
Possession %
50.5
49.5
Fouls
15
16
Corners
1
5
Offsides
0
1
Saves
5
4
Yellow Cards
6
3
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
21 Craig Gordon (Hearts) (55 Caps) Age: 37
6 Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) (15 Caps) Age: 23
7 John McGinn (Aston Villa) Captain (28 Caps) Age: 26
11 Ryan Christie (Celtic) (15 Caps) Age: 25
14 Kenny McLean (Norwich City) (16 Caps) Age: 28
15 Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest) (17 Caps) Age: 24
16 Liam Cooper (Leeds Utd) (5 Caps) Age: 29
17 Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) (22 Caps) Age: 28
19 Oli McBurnie (Sheffield Utd) (14 Caps) Age: 24
22 Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) (7 Caps) Age: 29
23 Andrew Considine (Aberdeen) (3 Caps) Age: 33
 
9 Lawrence Shankland (Dundee Utd) (4 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Stuart Armstrong 87 min)
20 Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) (21 Caps) Age: 30
(Replaced Andrew Considine 68 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(3-5-2)
Craig Gordon
Liam Cooper
Scott McKenna
Andrew Considine
Liam Palmer
John McGinn
Kenny McLean
Stuart Armstrong
Kieran Tierney
Ryan Christie
Oli McBurnie

Nations League 2020-2021
Group Stages

Sun 15th November 2020
15:00 (14:00 UK)

Anton Malatinsky City Arena, Trnava (A)
Att: N/A

Match played behind closed doors

Group B2
(15 Nov 2020)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
5
3
1
1
5
3
10
Czech Rep.
5
3
0
2
7
5
9
Israel
5
1
2
2
6
7
5
Slovakia
5
1
1
3
5
8
4
15 November 2020
Czech Republic 1-0 Israel
Slovakia 1-0 Scotland

Nations League 2020-2021
Group Stages

Sun 15th November 2020
15:00 (14:00 UK)

Anton Malatinsky City Arena, Trnava (A)
Att: N/A

Match played behind closed doors

Group B2
(15 Nov 2020)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
5
3
1
1
5
3
10
Czech Rep.
5
3
0
2
7
5
9
Israel
5
1
2
2
6
7
5
Slovakia
5
1
1
3
5
8
4
15 November 2020
Czech Republic 1-0 Israel
Slovakia 1-0 Scotland

After the physically and emotionally draining match in Serbia 3 days earlier, Scotland made 8 changes to the starting 11, with McGinn, Christie, and Tierney the only unchanged players. After only 5 minutes, Craig Gordon, who was back after two years, had to save a shot from outside the box. A couple of minutes later, Liam Palmer put a shot over the bar, after McBurnie had an opportunity in the box. With 15 minutes on the clock, Armstrong played a great ball through to McBurnie, who had his shot blocked, when he should have scored. Just after the 30 minute mark, Slovakia took the lead. A shot form Jan Gregus, from outside the box, took a deflection off Kenny McLean to beat Craig Gordon. A few minutes later, McBurnie had a free header in the box that went straight to the keeper. Just before half time, Armstrong dinked the ball over the onrushing keeper, but the ball went just wide of the post. After the hour mark, Tierney put a great cross into the box for McLean to have a powerful header saved by the keeper. Right at the end, Griffiths was played through, but his low powerful shot was tipped past the post by the keeper, for the game to end 1-0, and end Scotland's unbeaten run.