Austria 0-1 Scotland


Wed 30th May 2007
20:30 (19:30 UK)

Gerhard Hanappi Stadion, Vienna (A)
Att: 13,200



A McGregor (C Gordon 46)
G Alexander (A Hutton 71)
G Naysmith
G Caldwell
D Weir (C Dailly 46)
B Ferguson(C)
D Fletcher
S Maloney (C Adam 67)
K Boyd
G O`Connor (S McManus 87)
L McCulloch (P Hartley 46)


Alex McLeish


FIFA Ranking: 14


H Payer
J Standfest
M Hiden
J Patocka (S Prodl 89)
C Fuchs (M Katzer 74)
I Ivanschitz
R Aufhauser (Y Sariyar 74)
J Saumel
C Leitgeb
R Linz
M Haas (S Kuljic 60)


FIFA Ranking: 77

1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (1 Cap) Age: 25
2 Graham Alexander (Preston North End) (29 Caps) Age: 35
3 Gary Naysmith (Everton) (35 Caps) Age: 27
4 Gary Caldwell (Celtic) (24 Caps) Age: 25
5 David Weir (Rangers) (55 Caps) Age: 37
6 Barry Ferguson (Rangers) Captain (38 Caps) Age: 29
7 Darren Fletcher (Manchester Utd) (28 Caps) Age: 23
8 Shaun Maloney (Aston Villa) (5 Caps) Age: 24
9 Kris Boyd (Rangers) (8 Caps) Age: 24
10 Garry O`Connor (Lokomotiv Moscow) (10 Caps) Age: 24
11 Lee McCulloch (Wigan Athletic) (11 Caps) Age: 29
12 Craig Gordon (Hearts) (22 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Allan McGregor 46 min)
14 Stephen McManus (Celtic) (4 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Garry O`Connor 87 min)
15 Alan Hutton (Rangers) (1 Cap) Age: 22
(Replaced Graham Alexander 71 min)
16 Charlie Adam (Rangers) (1 Cap) Age: 21
(Replaced Shaun Maloney 67 min)
17 Paul Hartley (Celtic) (14 Caps) Age: 30
(Replaced Lee McCulloch 46 min)
18 Christian Dailly (West Ham Utd) (65 Caps) Age: 33
(Replaced David Weir 46 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
Allan McGregor
Graham Alexander
David Weir
Gary Caldwell
Gary Naysmith
Shaun Maloney
Darren Fletcher
Barry Ferguson
Lee McCulloch
Garry O`Connor
Kris Boyd

For the friendly with Austria Alex McLeish recalled Garry O'Connor, who had previously gone AWOL before the match in Ukraine. In the first half Boyd missed two good chances, the first came after a good run and cross by Naysmith. The second came after Ferguson found O'Connor, who laid it off for Boyd. Austria also had a good chance with a Linz header, but it failed to trouble debutant Allan McGregor. In the second half, Gordon replaced McGregor and was immediately called into action with a save from Haas. On the hour mark, O'Connor repaid McLeish's faith and put Scotland ahead. Hartley hit a high ball to Boyd, who knocked the ball into O'Connor's path. He turned Samuel before he drilled a low shot past Payer in the Austrian goal. At the end, Katzer hit the bar with a header from a corner, but Scotland ran out worthy winners.