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

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.