Georgia 2-0 Scotland

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Wed 17th October 2007
21:00 (18:00 UK)

Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi (A)
Att: 55,500

Group B
(17 Oct 2007)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
France
11
8
1
2
23
3
25
SCOTLAND
11
8
0
3
20
10
24
Italy
10
7
2
1
17
7
23
Ukraine
10
5
1
4
16
12
16
Lithuania
10
3
1
6
7
13
10
Georgia
11
3
1
7
16
17
10
Faroe Is.
11
0
0
11
3
40
0
17 October 2007
Ukraine 5-0 Faroe Islands
Georgia 2-0 Scotland
France 2-0 Lithuania
Scotland

C Gordon
G Murty
G Alexander
S McManus
D Weir
B Ferguson(C)
D Fletcher
S Pearson (K Boyd 65)
K Miller (C Beattie 65)
S Maloney
J McFadden

 

Manager:
Alex McLeish

 

FIFA Ranking: 14

Georgia

Mchedlidze(16)

Siradze(64)


G Makaridze
G Shashiashvili
M Asatiani
L Salukvadze
Z Khizanishvili
J Kankava
Z Menteshashvili
L Kenia (I Kandelaki 79)
D Kvirkvelia
D Siradze (L Jakobia 89)
L Mchedlidze (A Kvakhadze 85)

 

FIFA Ranking: 104

 
Georgia
Scotland
Shots At Goal
6
16
Shots On Target
4
2
Possession
54%
46%
Fouls
7
11
Corners
3
4
Offsides
0
0
Saves
3
6
Yellow Cards
2
2
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Craig Gordon (Sunderland) (28 Caps) Age: 24
2 Graeme Murty (Reading) (4 Caps) Age: 32
3 Graham Alexander (Burnley) (32 Caps) Age: 36
4 Stephen McManus (Celtic) (10 Caps) Age: 25
5 David Weir (Rangers) (60 Caps) Age: 37
6 Barry Ferguson (Rangers) Captain (42 Caps) Age: 29
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) (33 Caps) Age: 23
8 Stephen Pearson (Derby County) (10 Caps) Age: 25
9 Kenny Miller (Derby County) (34 Caps) Age: 27
10 Shaun Maloney (Aston Villa) (9 Caps) Age: 24
11 James McFadden (Everton) (36 Caps) Age: 24
 
17 Craig Beattie (West Bromwich Albion) (7 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Kenny Miller 65 min)
18 Kris Boyd (Rangers) (12 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Stephen Pearson 65 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-4-1-1)
Craig Gordon
Graeme Murty
Stephen McManus
David Weir
Graham Alexander
Darren Fletcher
Barry Ferguson
Stephen Pearson
Shaun Maloney
James McFadden
Kenny Miller

11 James McFadden

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

Wed 17th October 2007
21:00 (18:00 UK)

Boris Paichadze Stadium, Tbilisi (A)
Att: 55,500

Group B
(17 Oct 2007)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
France
11
8
1
2
23
3
25
SCOTLAND
11
8
0
3
20
10
24
Italy
10
7
2
1
17
7
23
Ukraine
10
5
1
4
16
12
16
Lithuania
10
3
1
6
7
13
10
Georgia
11
3
1
7
16
17
10
Faroe Is.
11
0
0
11
3
40
0
17 October 2007
Ukraine 5-0 Faroe Islands
Georgia 2-0 Scotland
France 2-0 Lithuania

Scotland went into the Georgia game missing four players due to injury and suspension. They were still confident though, as they knew that victory would mean a draw against Italy would be enough to qualify. Scotland played the match in their new claret third strip. Scotland made a poor start and after 16 minutes Mchedlidze headed in a corner from Menteshashvili to give Georgia the lead. After 34 minutes, Scotland were denied a certain penalty when ex Ger Khizanishvili fouled McFadden, but all penalty claims were waved away by the referee. The game was finished after 64 minutes when a low cross was put in by Kvirkvelia for Siradze to tap home and make the score 2-0. It ended Scotland’s run of six wins in a row.