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Scotland v Liechtenstein as it happened



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By Andy Campbell

2209: Well, that's it from me. Thank you for all your contributions and you can see highlights of Scotland v Liechtenstein on BBC One Scotland tonight at 2235BST, while on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW you can have your say on Your Call with Jim Traynor from 2215BST (call 0500 92 95 00, text 80295 or email

My Sport
From RidRed on My Sport: "Lucky, lucky boys."

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Full time
2158: So Scotland, finally, get their first win in Euro 2012 qualifying Group I. An incredible end to a nervous night for the Scots.

2157: FULL-TIME Scotland 2-1 Liechtenstein

2157: With virtually the last action of the game, Barry Robson's corner is headed into the net by Stephen McManus. Joy and huge relief around Hampden Park.

2156: GOAL Scotland 2-1 Liechtenstein (Stephen McManus)

2155: Another free-kick is sent in to the Liechtenstein box but deflected out for a corner. Can Scotland find a goal?

Al in East Kilbride via text to 80295: "No doubt Craig Levein will complain about the ref and the opposing tactics, but this game should have been won by half-time. As a club manager he blamed everyone but himself and his team so why change now?"

2153: Probably Scotland's last chance is wasted as Barry Robson's free-kick sails over the crossbar.

Yellow card
2153: Alan Hutton is taken out of the play again and screams in frustration at the referee, who shows the Scotland defender a yellow card for dissent.

2151: We're well into stoppage time now. Scotland have about two minutes to get another goal.

Yellow card
2150: Liechtenstein's Michele Polverino is booked for tripping Alan Hutton.

2148: Scott Brown concedes possession in his own half and is then penalised for his challenge on David Hasler. Chance for Liechtenstein to waste some time.

Yellow card
2146: Alan Hutton is caught late by David Hasler and the Scotland full-back is on the floor in pain. Allan McGregor runs from his goal to ask why the Liechtenstein player has not been booked and is himself cautioned.

Yellow card
2144: Lee McCulloch is booked for pushing in the box, meaning he will be suspended for Scotland's next game against the Czech Republic.

2143: Scotland fail to make anything of a couple of corners in quick succession. Time is beginning to run out for the home side.

2140: Barry Robson tries to force his way to goal but is crowded out and falls down as the ball runs out.

Mike in Chirnside via text to 80295: "So, if this is Craig Levein's best side is there any point in fulfilling the remainder of the group fixtures?"

2137: Mario Frick is withdrawn for the visitors with Fabio D'Elia coming on.

2136: Franz Burgmeier writhes in agony on the floor prompting the referee to halt play, stopping Scotland in their tracks on a breakaway attack.

2134: The Scotland players shout for handball after Michele Polverino tries to control the ball in the box but the referee is unmoved.

2132: Franz Burgmeier's shot is collected by Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

"Can any team put you through the emotional wringer like Scotland?" BBC Scotland's Keir Murray at Hampden Park

2130: First substitution for Liechtenstein as Ronny Buchel replaces Sandro Wieser.

2127: Barry Robson's free-kick is deflected over the Liechtenstein crossbar.

Ross in Lenzie via text to 80295: "Finally, some light at the end of what seemed to be a very dark tunnel."

Yellow card
2126: Liechtenstein scorer and captain Mario Frick is booked for time wasting.

2125: Another breakaway attack by Liechtenstein and David Hasler sends a dangerous cross into the box but Stephen McManus heads out for a corner.

2124: Steven Naismith replaces Kris Boyd for Scotland.

2123: Can Scotland now get their noses in front? Steven Naismith is warming up to come on from the bench.

2121: Barry Robson's cross is knocked down by a Liechtenstein defender to Kenny Miller, who smacks a volley into the top corner. It's the striker's first international goal in over two years.

2121: GOAL Scotland 1-1 Liechtenstein (Kenny Miller)

2120: Scotland's struggle to put a decent cross into the danger area continues as James Morrison's back-post delivery evades everyone.

2116: Finally a shot on target by Scotland as Darren Fletcher's half-volley is tipped over by Peter Jehl.

2115: Barry Robson and Liechtenstein goalkeeper Peter Jehl collide when going for a bouncing ball but calls for a penalty fall on deaf ears.

2113: Barry Robson replaces the injured Lee Wallace for Scotland.

2112: Lee Wallace is stretchered off injured before Darren Fletcher blazes his free-kick attempt wide.

2111: The full-time whistle has blown in Olomouc with Lithuania finishing as 1-0 winners over Czech Republic.

"The boos are cascading round the ground. This can't be happening!" BBC Scotland's Keir Murray at Hampden Park

Yellow card
2109: Michael Stocklasa is cautioned for clattering into Scotland's Lee Wallace.

2108: A breakaway attack from the visitors leads to another effort by Mario Frick but the striker's shot swerves wide.

2107: A stunned Scotland have the chance to hit back with Darren Fletcher's free-kick from the right but the delivery is poor. More boos from the home crowd.

2105: A stunning strike by Mario Frick gives Liechtenstein a shock lead, the forward curling the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box.

2105: GOAL Scotland 0-1 Liechtenstein (Mario Frick)

2104: The second half at Hampden gets underway with Scotland kicking off.

2101: Scotland are going to make a substitution at half-time with James Morrison on for James McFadden.

2058: Over in Olomouc, Lithuania are hanging on to their 1-0 lead against Czech Republic and they are into the last 10 minutes.

"Well, here's hoping the half-time pies are good...and easier to digest than Scotland being stuck in a stalemate with Liechtenstein. That opening 45 was stodgy fare. The boos ring round Hampden." BBC Scotland's Keir Murray at Hampden Park

"It is not good enough. We started well enough. As the half wore on, they looked to be growing in confidence. We need to be professional and have 45 minutes to do something about this campaign. But, for now, we don't look like scoring." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Jim Traynor

Half time
2050: The first half draws to a close with boos ringing around Hampden as the players leave the field. A frustrating opening period for Scotland.

2049: HALF-TIME Scotland 0-0 Liechtenstein

"The things you notice when a game is boring... Of the 11 in the visitors' ranks, only the Liechtenstein goalie has his shirt tucked into his shorts. Wasn't there a Fifa directive about such slovenly dress?" BBC Scotland's Keir Murray at Hampden Park

2047: Chance for Liechtenstein, Michele Polverino sets up Sandro Wieser for a low shot that is claimed by Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

In the hope that he's proved wrong here's Ian in Aberdeen via text to 80295: "I just can't see Scotland scoring they are desperately poor up front."

2045: A short corner routine by Scotland leads to James McFadden getting the ball inside the Liechtenstein box but the forward cannot dig out the right cross.

"I never thought I'd say this, but the Tartan Army is being outsung by Liechtenstein's band of supporters." BBC Scotland's Keir Murray at Hampden Park

2039: Scotland have to defend a free-kick after a foul by Lee Wallace but Sandro Wieser's delivery is collected by goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

"Enthusiasm beginning to make way for frustration at Hampden." BBC Scotland's Keir Murray at Hampden Park

2036: More frustration for Scotland as loose passes take the pressure off Liechtenstein.

2033: James McFadden leads a counter attack but tries to take on one too many defenders and the ball runs loose. Scott Brown finds Kenny Miller on the right but his cross is mopped up by the Liechtenstein back-line.

2030: Liechtenstein weather more Scotland pressure as they clear another James McFadden corner and the home side cannot find a way through after retrieving at the halfway line.

2027: Kenny Miller escapes the attentions of Martin Rechsteiner and crosses for strike partner Kris Boyd but the headed effort drifts wide of the near post.

2024: Kris Boyd tries his luck from over 30 yards out but the Scotland striker's low shot trickles out.

2023: Darren Fletcher releases Lee Wallace down the left but the full-back's cross is disappointing, drifting out for a goal kick.

2021: Kris Boyd is flagged offside again. More of a marginal decision this time though.

"The important thing is the tempo has been very good, but we have not yet had a shot." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod

2020: The second half in Olomouc has kicked off with Lithuania leading Czech Republic by a single goal.

2019: Possession so far is actually 65% to 35% in favour of Scotland.

"I think the figures for the match against Spain was that they had 85% possession against Liechtenstein. It is not as high this time, but Scotland are dominating possession without finding a way through" BBC Radio Scotland commentator Richard Gordon

2016: Darren Fletcher sends a long ball over the top for Kenny Miller to run on to but goalkeeper Peter Jehle clutches the ball before the Scotland striker can make contact.

2013: James McFadden's free-kick is headed over the crossbar by Lee McCulloch. First real chance for Scotland.

Yellow card
2012:Franz Burgmeier goes into the referee's book after tripping Scotland's Alan Hutton.

2011: Scotland are getting plenty of men forward but the Liechtenstein defence are doing their best to frustrate the hosts so far.

2010: The ball is lifted into the box by Lee McCulloch to Kris Boyd but the Scotland striker is offside.

2008: Scotland are crowded out on the edge of the Liechtenstein penalty area as Kenny Miller's route to goal is blocked before Alan Hutton's cross is cleared for a corner to the home side.

2005: The half-time whistle has blown in Olomouc with Lithuania leading Czech Republic 1-0 at the interval.

2003: The match at Hampden gets underway with Liechtenstein kicking off.

2002: Before the game gets underway, there is a minute's applause in memory of former Scotland manager Jock Stein, who passed away 25 years ago.

2000: Back at Hampden Park, the national anthems have been sung and it's almost time for kick-off.

1957: But wait, Lithuania have conceded a penalty! Czech Republic's Milan Baros steps up to take the spot-kick but goalkeeper Zydrunas Karcemarskas makes the save to keep the visitors 1-0 up.

1956: The Czech Republic have had a goal disallowed for offside, meaning Lithuania still lead 1-0 in Olomouc.

My Sport
From Cuellar King Of Beards on My Sport: "Lithuania currently 1-0 up against the Czechs so there's hope yet I guess."

1944: News from Olomouc! Lithuania have taken the lead against Czech Republic, Darvydas Sernas heading home the opening goal.

"Uh-oh. 'We Have a Dream' is being played on the PA system at Hampden. Maybe John Gordon Sinclair will come on as a sub for Scotland. Come to think of it, maybe Dee Hepburn could do a job for us in midfield tonight." BBC Scotland's Keir Murray at Hampden Park

Ian in Edinburgh via text to 80295: "I'll be disappointed if Scotland don't win by at least four goals and that kind of result should build confidence. However, if it comes to goal difference, the games against the minnows wont be included, is that not the case?"

1933: Full team line-ups from Hampden Park
Scotland: McGregor, Hutton, Weir, McManus, Wallace, Brown, Darren Fletcher, McCulloch, McFadden, Miller, Boyd. Subs: Gilks, Adam, Berra, Morrison, Robson, Hartley, Naismith.
Liechtenstein: Jehle, Oehri, Martin Stocklasa, Michael Stocklasa, Rechsteiner, Polverino, Wieser, Erne, Frick, Burgmeier, David Hasler. Subs: Bicer, Eberle, Ronny Buchel, Hanselmann, Nicolas Hasler, D'Elia, Vogt.
Referee: Victor Shvetsov (Ukraine)

Liechtenstein will play an "all-defensive" 4-4-2 formation, according to BBC Radio Scotland's Chick Young.

"Goalkeeper Peter Jehle, Martin Stocklasa and Mario Frick have made 254 appearances for Liechtenstein, which is none too shabby a caps haul for a trio of players. Mind you, as my colleague Chick Young mentioned, with a population of around 33,000, there are not too many players to choose from. Indeed, there are Glasgow housing schemes more populous than Liechtenstein." BBC Scotland pundit Keir Murray at Hampden Park

"Scotland have made three changes from the team that drew with Lithuania on Friday evening. Lee Wallace is in for the injured Steven Whittaker at left-back, while Kris Boyd and James McFadden give the team a greater attacking threat. Barry Robson and Steven Naismith are the players to drop to the bench." BBC Scotland's Keir Murray at Hampden Park

"We don't have any natural width. Scott Brown is not comfortable out wide. So I would be looking for a 4-1-2-1-2, with James McFadden given a free role behind the strikers." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Gordon Smith

"We have to win the game and I have chosen players who are capable of scoring goals. But they are no mugs as they showed against Spain. We have Lee McCulloch as a holding player and that lets the other three in midfield go forward." Scotland coach Craig Levein

1922: Earlier today, Scotland's Under-21 side beat their Austrian counterparts to secure a European Championship play-off place.

My Sport
From cfc09 on My Sport: "Crazy that we're at home and yet we're fielding McCulloch instead of Dorrans."

1918: As we speak, Scotland's Group I rivals Czech Republic and Lithuania are kicking off against each other in Olomouc. I'll keep you updated with the score.

My Sport
From Dennistoundon on My Sport: "Comfortable win for Scotland tonight, confident of it and of Levein's ability to delivery it."

"'Just remember, there are no easy games in international football.' The words of Scotland boss Craig Levein? Er, no - rather, the thoughts of some happy Liechtenstein fans outside Hampden Park 20 minutes ago. 'We will be satisfied with a draw,' added one guy. Hang on, it's not Scotland who are the minnows...! Is it? The scene is set for the Scots to blast their way to Euro 2012 qualification glory. Kenny Miller, Kris Boyd, James McFadden - there are goals in that starting 11 for Scotland." BBC Scotland's Keir Murray at Hampden Park

1915: Welcome to live coverage of Scotland v Liechtenstein, the second match for both sides in Euro 2012 qualifying Group I.


see also
Scotland 2-1 Liechtenstein
07 Sep 10 |  Scotland
Lithuania 0-0 Scotland
03 Sep 10 |  Scotland

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