Scotland 0-1 Argentina

Friendly

Wed 19th November 2008
20:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 32,492

Scotland

A McGregor
A Hutton
K Broadfoot
S McManus (C Berra 75)
G Caldwell
B Ferguson(C) (S Robertson 59)
S Brown (G Alexander 83)
P Hartley (S Maloney 59)
C Iwelumo (L Miller 46)
J McFadden (D Clarkson 67)
K Commons

 

Manager:
George Burley

 

FIFA Ranking: 33

Argentina

Rodriguez(8)


JP Carrizo
J Zanetti
MG Demichelis
G Heinze
E Papa (C Diaz 86)
M Rodriguez (JE Sosa 90)
J Mascherano
F Gago
J Gutierrez (L Gonzalez 71)
E Lavezzi (G Denis 75)
C Tevez

 

FIFA Ranking: 6

 
Scotland
Argentina
Shots At Goal
7
12
Shots On Target
1
4
Possession
39%
61%
Fouls
22
12
Corners
5
2
Offsides
1
0
Saves
3
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
0
Source: ESPN
1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (3 Caps) Age: 26
2 Alan Hutton (Tottenham Hotspur) (8 Caps) Age: 23
3 Kirk Broadfoot (Rangers) (3 Caps) Age: 24
4 Stephen McManus (Celtic) (17 Caps) Age: 26
5 Gary Caldwell (Celtic) (31 Caps) Age: 26
6 Barry Ferguson (Rangers) Captain (44 Caps) Age: 30
7 Scott Brown (Celtic) (14 Caps) Age: 23
8 Paul Hartley (Celtic) (22 Caps) Age: 32
9 Chris Iwelumo (Wolves) (2 Caps) Age: 30
10 James McFadden (Birmingham City) (42 Caps) Age: 25
11 Kris Commons (Derby County) (4 Caps) Age: 25
 
13 Graham Alexander (Burnley) (37 Caps) Age: 37
(Replaced Scott Brown 83 min)
15 Shaun Maloney (Celtic) (15 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Paul Hartley 59 min)
16 David Clarkson (Motherwell) (2 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced James McFadden 67 min)
17 Christophe Berra (Hearts) (3 Caps) Age: 23
(Replaced Stephen McManus 75 min)
18 Lee Miller (Aberdeen) (2 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Chris Iwelumo 46 min)
19 Scott Robertson (Dundee Utd) (1 Cap) Age: 23
(Replaced Barry Ferguson 59 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-4-2)
Allan McGregor
Alan Hutton
Gary Caldwell
Stephen McManus
Kirk Broadfoot
Scott Brown
Paul Hartley
Barry Ferguson
Kris Commons
Chris Iwelumo
James McFadden

13 Graham Alexander

Friendly

Wed 19th November 2008
20:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 32,492

The run-up to the glamour friendly between Scotland and Argentina was not about some of the world's greatest playing at Hampden, but about the appointment of Diego Maradona as Argentina's new manager. Furthermore there was controversy as Scotland's assistant, former England captain Terry Butcher spoke out about his anger of the infamous "Hand of God" back in 1986.

Argentina made a lively start and a powerful volley from Mascherano was well saved by McGregor. It was only eight minutes on the clock when the Argentines took the lead. A great passing move was finished by Maxi Rodriguez latching on to a one-two in the box and slotting the ball past McGregor. James McFadden had two chances before half time but to no avail. Firstly he latched on to a Commons cross, but his shot on the turn was deflected over. Just before half time Scotland's best chance of the game came when a defensive mix-up led to McFadden gaining possession in the box, but his shot was saved. In between both chances a Stephen McManus header was blocked by Gabriel Heinze. McFadden came close early in the second half but keeper Carrizo prevented him from scoring. Lee Miller was close to scoring when he latched on to a Shaun Maloney corner, but his header went past the post. For most of the game Argentina held on to possession preventing Scotland from getting an equaliser, as they played out the game for a 1-0 win.