San Marino 0-2 Scotland

Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sun 24th March 2019
18:00 (17:00 UK)

Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (A)
Att: 4,000

Group I
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Belgium
2
2
0
0
5
1
6
Russia
2
1
0
1
5
3
3
Kazakhstan
2
1
0
1
3
4
3
Cyprus
2
1
0
1
5
2
3
SCOTLAND
2
1
0
1
2
3
3
San Marino
2
0
0
2
0
7
0
24 March 2019
Kazakhstan 0-4 Russia
San Marino 0-2 Scotland
Cyprus 0-2 Belgium
Scotland

McLean(4)

Russell(73)


S Bain
S O'Donnell
D Bates
S McKenna
A Robertson(C)
K McLean
C McGregor (S McTominay 57)
S Armstrong (J Forrest 71)
J Russell
C Paterson (M McNulty 37)
R Fraser

 

Manager:
Alex McLeish

 

FIFA Ranking: 40

San Marino

E Benedettini
M Battistini
D Simoncini (L Lunadei 86)
M Cevoli
M Palazzi
M Mularoni
G Muraccini
E Golinucci
F Berardi
M Vitaioli (N Nanni 61)
J Hirsch (A Grandoni 78)

 

FIFA Ranking: 211

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

 
San Marino
Scotland
Shots At Goal
3
21
Shots On Target
0
6
Possession %
23.5
76.5
Fouls
10
13
Corners
0
10
Offsides
1
1
Saves
4
0
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Scott Bain (Celtic) (3 Caps) Age: 27
2 Stephen O`Donnell (Kilmarnock) (7 Caps) Age: 26
3 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) Captain (29 Caps) Age: 25
4 David Bates (Hamburg) (4 Caps) Age: 22
5 Scott McKenna (Aberdeen) (10 Caps) Age: 22
6 Callum McGregor (Celtic) (11 Caps) Age: 25
7 Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City) (11 Caps) Age: 28
8 Kenny McLean (Norwich City) (6 Caps) Age: 27
9 Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) (12 Caps) Age: 24
10 Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) (13 Caps) Age: 26
11 Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) (7 Caps) Age: 25
 
17 Scott McTominay (Manchester Utd) (7 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced Callum McGregor 57 min)
20 James Forrest (Celtic) (28 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Stuart Armstrong 71 min)
23 Marc McNulty (Hibernian) (2 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Callum Paterson 37 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-3-3)
Scott Bain
Stephen O`Donnell
David Bates
Scott McKenna
Andrew Robertson
Kenny McLean
Callum McGregor
Stuart Armstrong
Johnny Russell
Callum Paterson
Ryan Fraser

2 Stephen O`Donnell

Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sun 24th March 2019
18:00 (17:00 UK)

Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (A)
Att: 4,000

Group I
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Belgium
2
2
0
0
5
1
6
Russia
2
1
0
1
5
3
3
Kazakhstan
2
1
0
1
3
4
3
Cyprus
2
1
0
1
5
2
3
SCOTLAND
2
1
0
1
2
3
3
San Marino
2
0
0
2
0
7
0
24 March 2019
Kazakhstan 0-4 Russia
San Marino 0-2 Scotland
Cyprus 0-2 Belgium

Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sun 24th March 2019
18:00 (17:00 UK)

Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle (A)
Att: 4,000

Group I
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Belgium
2
2
0
0
5
1
6
Russia
2
1
0
1
5
3
3
Kazakhstan
2
1
0
1
3
4
3
Cyprus
2
1
0
1
5
2
3
SCOTLAND
2
1
0
1
2
3
3
San Marino
2
0
0
2
0
7
0
24 March 2019
Kazakhstan 0-4 Russia
San Marino 0-2 Scotland
Cyprus 0-2 Belgium

Following the humiliation in Astana Scotland were away to San Marino, who ranked 211th were the worst country in the World.  Robertson was fit to play in this match, and Paterson and Fraser were also up for selection.  McLeish made six changes to the starting lineup, playing Callum Paterson up front.  Scotland started lively and after 3 minutes Kenny McLean volleyed a Fraser cross just over the bar.  A minute later the same  pair linked up, when a short corner was played to Fraser, who hit a cross into the box and McLean superbly headed a low ball into the bottom corner, to give Scotland an early lead.  After 20 minutes Armstrong should have made it 2, when he had a close shot parried by the keeper, and then the rebound shot by Armstrong was also saved.  On the half hour mark, Scotland were given a fright when San Marino were through on goal, but hit the side netting.  A minute later Paterson had a header saved, but in the process he landed badly and had to be taken off.  Scotland made a poor start to the second half and struggled to find any rhythm.  With just over 15 minutes remaining, Scotland doubled their lead and put the game to rest.  A great ball was played to Forrest on the wing.  His low ball into the middle was dummied by McNulty, and Johhny Russell took it past the keeper before hitting it high into the net.  Two minutes later McNulty squandered a great chance for a third, when he headed a Forrest cross wide of the post, when it seemed easier to score.  With just over 5 minutes left, Robertson played a great ball through to McNulty, who had his shot saved by the keeper.  At the final whistle the players went off to boos from the Scotland fans, after another poor performance.  McLeish's head was definately on the line now.