Scotland 1-0 Denmark

Friendly

Tue 29th March 2016
20:00

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 18,385

Scotland

Ritchie(8)


C Gordon
S Whittaker
K Tierney (C Mulgrew 46)
G Greer
G Hanley
M Ritchie (O Burke 82)
S Brown(C)
S Fletcher (I Anya 46)
L Griffiths (C Martin 60)
J McGinn
S Maloney (L Bridcutt 69)

 

Manager:
Gordon Strachan

 

FIFA Ranking: 45

Denmark

K Schmeichel (J Lossl 46)
S Kjaer
D Agger (E Sviatchenko 64)
R Durmisi
A Christensen
C Eriksen (L Schone 81)
H Dalsgaard
T Delaney
N Jorgensen
Y Poulsen (M Braithwaite 46)
P Hojbjerg

 

FIFA Ranking: 40

 
Scotland
Denmark
Shots At Goal
6
15
Shots On Target
4
5
Possession
48%
52%
Fouls
18
12
Corners
6
4
Offsides
1
1
Saves
5
2
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Craig Gordon (Celtic) (44 Caps) Age: 33
2 Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) (31 Caps) Age: 31
3 Kieran Tierney (Celtic) (1 Cap) Age: 18
4 Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion) (10 Caps) Age: 35
5 Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) (21 Caps) Age: 24
7 Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) (8 Caps) Age: 26
8 Scott Brown (Celtic) Captain (50 Caps) Age: 30
9 Steven Fletcher (Marseille) (26 Caps) Age: 29
10 Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) (7 Caps) Age: 25
14 Shaun Maloney (Hull City) (46 Caps) Age: 33
18 John McGinn (Hibernian) (1 Cap) Age: 21
 
6 Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) (22 Caps) Age: 30
(Replaced Kieran Tierney 46 min)
11 Ikechi Anya (Watford) (19 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced Steven Fletcher 46 min)
16 Chris Martin (Derby County) (8 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Leigh Griffiths 60 min)
19 Liam Bridcutt (Leeds Utd) (2 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Shaun Maloney 69 min)
22 Oliver Burke (Nottingham Forest) (1 Cap) Age: 18
(Replaced Matt Ritchie 82 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-4-2)
Craig Gordon
Steven Whittaker
Gordon Greer
Grant Hanley
Kieran Tierney
Matt Ritchie
Scott Brown
John McGinn
Shaun Maloney
Steven Fletcher
Leigh Griffiths

2 Steven Whittaker

Gordon Strachan's team for the friendly with Denmark was full of inexperienced players, of which three were given their debuts. Scotland took an early lead after only 8 minutes when a defensive slip up by Daniel Agger let Matt Ritchie through to slot the ball past Kasper Schmeichel. Just after the half hour mark, Gordon made a low save from a shot from Jørgensen. Three minutes before half time, Whittaker floated a ball in from the right for Schmeichel to save a low diving header from Steven Fletcher.  Four minutes into the second half, Schmeichel had to make another save, this time a curling shot from Shaun Maloney was tipped over the bar.  with less than 20 minutes remaining, Gordon had to make a double save, first a shot from outside the box by Eriksen was palmed out, and Gordon also saved the rebound from a Braithwaite header. A minute later Jørgensen had a great chance to score, but he hit the ball over the bar from close range. With 77 minutes on the clock, Ritchie should have got his second, but his shot from close range was blocked by Christensen.  The game ended 1-0 with Scotland having two creditable wins in their last two games.