Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland

Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Thu 21st March 2019
21:00 (15:00 UK)

Astana Arena, Astana (A)
Att: 27,000

Group I
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Cyprus
1
1
0
0
5
0
3
Kazakhstan
1
1
0
0
3
0
3
Belgium
1
1
0
0
3
1
3
Russia
1
0
0
1
1
3
0
SCOTLAND
1
0
0
1
0
3
0
San Marino
1
0
0
1
0
5
0
21 March 2019
Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland
Belgium 3-1 Russia
Cyprus 5-0 San Marino
Scotland

S Bain
L Palmer
D Bates
S McKenna
G Shinnie
J McGinn (S McTominay 70)
C McGregor(C)
S Armstrong
J Forrest (M McNulty 81)
O McBurnie (J Russell 61)
O Burke

 

Manager:
Alex McLeish

 

FIFA Ranking: 40

Kazakhstan

Pertsukh(6)

Vorogovskiy(10)

Zainutdinov(51)


D Nepogodov
T Erlanov (Y Akhmetov 81)
E Postnikov
S Maliy
Y Vorogovskiy
Y Pertsukh
I Kuat
A Merkel
G Suyumbayev
B Zainutdinov (S Muzhikov 84)
R Murtazaev (B Turysbek 68)

 

FIFA Ranking: 117

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Kazakhstan
Scotland
Shots At Goal
10
10
Shots On Target
6
2
Possession %
41.5
58.5
Fouls
13
5
Corners
1
3
Offsides
2
1
Saves
2
3
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Scott Bain (Celtic) (2 Caps) Age: 27
2 Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) (1 Cap) Age: 27
3 Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen) (6 Caps) Age: 26
4 John McGinn (Aston Villa) (14 Caps) Age: 24
5 David Bates (Hamburg) (3 Caps) Age: 22
6 Scott McKenna (Aberdeen) (9 Caps) Age: 22
7 James Forrest (Celtic) (27 Caps) Age: 27
8 Callum McGregor (Celtic) Captain (10 Caps) Age: 25
9 Oli McBurnie (Swansea City) (7 Caps) Age: 22
10 Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) (12 Caps) Age: 26
11 Oliver Burke (Celtic) (6 Caps) Age: 21
 
18 Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City) (10 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Oli McBurnie 61 min)
19 Marc McNulty (Hibernian) (1 Cap) Age: 26
(Replaced James Forrest 81 min)
22 Scott McTominay (Manchester Utd) (6 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced John McGinn 70 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-3-3)
Scott Bain
Liam Palmer
David Bates
Scott McKenna
Graeme Shinnie
John McGinn
Callum McGregor
Stuart Armstrong
James Forrest
Oli McBurnie
Oliver Burke

22 Scott McTominay

Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Thu 21st March 2019
21:00 (15:00 UK)

Astana Arena, Astana (A)
Att: 27,000

Group I
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Cyprus
1
1
0
0
5
0
3
Kazakhstan
1
1
0
0
3
0
3
Belgium
1
1
0
0
3
1
3
Russia
1
0
0
1
1
3
0
SCOTLAND
1
0
0
1
0
3
0
San Marino
1
0
0
1
0
5
0
21 March 2019
Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland
Belgium 3-1 Russia
Cyprus 5-0 San Marino

Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Thu 21st March 2019
21:00 (15:00 UK)

Astana Arena, Astana (A)
Att: 27,000

Group I
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Cyprus
1
1
0
0
5
0
3
Kazakhstan
1
1
0
0
3
0
3
Belgium
1
1
0
0
3
1
3
Russia
1
0
0
1
1
3
0
SCOTLAND
1
0
0
1
0
3
0
San Marino
1
0
0
1
0
5
0
21 March 2019
Kazakhstan 3-0 Scotland
Belgium 3-1 Russia
Cyprus 5-0 San Marino

The build-up to the double header against Kazakhstan and San Marino did not go well for Scotland.  First Allan McGregor announced his retirement from international duty.  There were then withdrawls, including Kieran Tierney, Charlie Mulgrew, Jordan Archer and Barry Bannan.  Captain Andrew Robertson then had to miss the Kazakhstan match due to an abscess tooth.  Alex McLeish also agreed with Bournemouth and Cardiff City that Ryan Fraser and Callum Paterson would not be played in the opening match, due to the plastic pitch.

When the match started things got alot worse, as Kazakhstan took the lead after only 6 minutes. Bates and McKenna where caught napping when Alexander Merkel played a great ball over the top to Pertsukh, who shot past Bain into the top corner. Four minutes later Kazakhstan were 2-0 up.  A great sliding pass from Kuat pierced the Scotland defence and Vorogovskiy slid in and hit a low shot across Bain and into the bottom corner.  Just before the half hour mark it was almost three, when Bain tipped a shot from Kuat over the bar.  Five minutes into the second half, Kazakhstan got their third to pile on the misery for Scotland.  A deep cross from Suyumbayev was met by the head of Zainutdinov, who climbed above McKenna and headed past Bain.  Five minutes later Scotland had their first shot on target, When Armstrong had a low show in the box saved by the keeper. It was a shocking performance against a team ranked 117th in the world, and left Scotland's chances of qualification slim after only one game, and McLeish's job was hanging on by a thread.