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Liechtenstein v Scotland as it happened


By Andy Campbell

2028: I'm going to sign off. Join us on Tuesday evening for live coverage of Spain v Scotland.

2027: Scotland next play Spain on Tuesday and need to match or better Czech Republic's result against Lithuania to clinch a play-off spot for Euro 2012.

"The most important thing was winning the match and we've done that. We created chances. We kept the ball well at times. Craig Mackail-Smith was different class." Scotland captain Darren Fletcher speaking to BBC Radio Scotland's Chris McLaughlin

2022: The match is over and one goal has been enough to give Scotland victory. The second half was not as exciting as the first but Craig Levein will be delighted to have taken the Scots up to second in the group with one match to play.

Full time
2021: FULL-TIME Liechtenstein 0-1 Scotland

2021: Scotland create another opening down the right but again their delivery lets them down as Alan Hutton's cutback finds no-one.

2018: The match enters three minutes of injury time and there's a nervous moment for the Scots as Thomas Beck gets away from Gary Caldwell to cross and Phil Bardsley makes a crucial clearance.

2017: More goalkeeping heroics from Jehle as he claws away Christophe Berra's downward header.

2016: Terrific save by Peter Jehle. James Forrest digs out a cross to Steven Naismith and the Scotland forward's diving header is superbly pushed out.

2013: Last five now. There's nothing really to report as the ball is just being propelled across the midfield.

Yellow card
2012: Liechtenstein's Thomas Beck is cautioned after a late challenge on Phil Bardsley.

2010: Scotland just trying to keep possession at the moment. Less than eight minutes left.

2008: Liechtenstein win a free kick on the right and Thomas Beck's delivery causes a bit of concern in the Scotland defence but the ball is eventually out. The Scots work the ball forward quickly and Alan Hutton's cross is headed over by Steven Naismith.

2006: The substitutions have interrupted the flow of the game as we enter the final 12 minutes.

2004: More changes as Charlie Adam makes way for Don Cowie after Liechtenstein introduce Lucas Eberle in place of Rony Hanselmann.

2000: James Forrest comes on in place of Barry Bannan for Scotland.

1959: Wolfgang Kieber replaces Martin Buchel for Liechtenstein.

1957: We're into the last 20 minutes and Liechtenstein's Wolfgang Kieber and Scotland's James Forrest are about to come on as substitutes.

1956: Liechtenstein burst forward and Thomas Beck slips the ball through to Nicolas Hasler, who draws a save from Allan McGregor.

AndrewGMoney on twitter using hashtag #bbcsportsound: "There is no one better than Levein to do the job, we need to stick by him!"

1952: Christophe Berra's volley is touched out for a corner to Scotland. The big defender had latched on to Craig Mackail-Smith's headed knock-down.

Yellow card
1951: Liechtenstein defender Martin Stocklasa is booked for taking Charlie Adam out of the play.

1949: Liechtenstein defender Martin Stocklasa and Scotland forward Steven Naismith get into a bit of a spat after a foul on the latter. The referee has a word with both and they shake hands.

1946: An excellent cross from right to left by Barry Bannan finds the run of Phil Bardsley but the full-back completely misses the ball and the chance is gone.

1942: A complete mis-hit by Liechtenstein's Mario Frick presents James Morrison with a shooting chance on the edge of the box but the Scotland midfielder's volley drifts well wide.

1941: More pressure from Scotland as Steven Naismith's cross finds Craig Mackail-Smith at the back post but the striker can only help the ball on its way out. Moments later Scotland have a corner and Charlie Adam's delivery is headed over by the flying Phil Bardsley.

1939: Another Scotland attack down the Liechtenstein left. This time Alan Hutton stays onside but his low cross is claimed by the goalkeeper.

1936: Scotland seeing plenty of the ball in the early stages of the second half and an excellent move puts Alan Hutton in on the right-hand side of the box but the offside flag cuts short the attack before the full-back sets up Craig Mackail-Smith.

1933: Scotland kick off for the second half. No changes at the break.

1926: While we're waiting for the second half to resume in Vaduz, here's some team news from the Spain camp ahead of Tuesday's match with Scotland. Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso are doubtful for the Spaniards after picking up knocks against Czech Republic on Friday.

The first half draws to a close with Craig-Mackail Smith's 32nd-minute header separating the sides. Still work to be done for Craig Levein's side. Liechtenstein have forced goalkeer Allan McGregor into a save and have at times looked dangerous on the break. Scotland have had a lot of chances and could be more than a goal up.

Half time
1917: HALF-TIME Liechtenstein 0-1 Scotland

1914: Charlie Adam steps up to take a free kick and belts a shot towards goal which Liechtenstein keeper Peter Jehle punches away.

"I'm glad we got the breakthrough because our play deserved it. We've been totally dominant." BBC Sportsound pundit and former Scotland striker Billy Dodds

Yellow card
1905: Scorer Craig Mackail-Smith picks up the game's first booking after a foul near the halfway line.

Scotland take the lead. Phil Bardsley lifts a high hanging ball in towards the penalty spot and Craig Mackail-Smith leaps above his marker to loop a header over the goalkeeper and into the net. It is the striker's first international goal.

1903: GOAL Liechtenstein 0-1 Scotland (Mackail-Smith)

1902: Scotland's left-back Phil Bardsley cuts inside to fire in a low, bouncing shot and Peter Jehle dives to beat the ball out. From the corner, the ball finds its way back to Darren Fletcher 30 yards out and the midfielder's shot is claimed by Jehle.

1901: Scotland continue to probe but they're coming up against a bit of a brick wall with Liechtenstein covering well at the back.

1857: Barry Bannan tries to curl the ball past Peter Jehle from the edge of the box but the Scotland midfielder's shot is just wide.

1854: Steven Naismith takes advantage of the referee allowing play to continue after Craig Mackail-Smith was flagged offside. The forward rounds the keeper but sends his shot into the side-netting. Another chance gone.

1851: Another chance for Scotland's Steven Naismith. This time the forward heads the ball down into the ground from Barry Bannan's cross but goalkeeper Peter Jehle claims the ball on the bounce.

"A real warning for Scotland." BBC Sportsound commentator Richard Gordon

1849: Liechtenstein threaten for the first time and what an effort. Thomas Beck plays a neat one-two and unleashes a superb shot which forces Allan McGregor to palm the ball over.

1846: The Liechtenstein defence have settled into the game after a nervous start and are starting to spread the ball about. Scotland are still looking for any route through and Charlie Adam seems to want the ball at every opportunity.

1841: Charlie Adam's free kick finds Steven Naismith, who gets a head-flick on the cross but the effort slips wide.

1839: It's a been a fast and furious start with Scotland, playing in their yellow away strip, on the front foot.

1837: Craig Mackail-Smith goes down in the Liechtenstein box but there's no penalty for the striker. Moments later, goalkeeper Peter Jehle beats away a fierce Charlie Adam cross and the ball does not fall for a Scotland player.

"This Liechtenstein team look to be a lot weaker than the side we saw at Hampden." BBC Sportsound commentator Richard Gordon

1836: Scotland are pressing their hosts high up the park making it very difficult for Liechtenstein to get out of their own half.

1834: Liechtenstein goalkeeper Peter Jehle punches away Alan Hutton's dangerous near-post cross and the stopper then has to palm over Charlie Adam's corner.

1832: Scotland respond by winning a corner at the other end but can make nothing of it.

1831: The match kicks off and Liechtenstein make a quick break forward. Scotland's Charlie Adam dribbles his way across his own box before clearing.

1830: The Tartan army were asked to respect the Liechtenstein anthem and the visiting fans "absolutely did show respect", according to BBC Radio Scotland commentator Richard Gordon.

1826: Fans and players sing Scotland's national anthem.

1824: The players are in the tunnel preparing to get onto the pitch.

It's raining
1823: My BBC colleagues in Liechtenstein say it's been quite a rainy day in Vaduz, which will most likely make the surface at the Rheinpark Stadion slippery.

"All teams are stronger than my time, but it is still a great motivation for my team to play against a team like Scotland. To play against players with names like Fletcher, Morrison, Naismith and Bannan is a motivation for my team. To lose the goal at Hampden in the 97th minute was very very hard for us." Liechtenstein coach Hans-Peter Zaugg

1818: The last time these two sides met, Liechtenstein scored the opening goal to stun the Hampden crowd but the Scots levelled and then claimed the most dramatic of late, late winners with Stephen McManus's header finding the top corner in the 97th minute.

fiferbaz on twitter using the hashtag #bbcsportsound: "Easy win here I think Im gonna go for 4 or 5 nil to Scotland"

"I'm expecting to win. But football doesn't always work that way. If we don't perform to the level we should perform at then Liechtenstein will have a chance. We can't afford to dwell on the ball or be sloppy. We need to do the business here tonight before the last game. We have to do this before we worry about anything else." Scotland coach Craig Levein

"I'm as confident as you can be going into any match. We've certainly done enough work on Liechtenstein and I'm confident we will put on a good show." Scotland coach Craig Levein

"If we can look confident and take the game to them, I think we can create chances. Getting an early goal is a key thing." BBC Radio Scotland pundit and former Scotland striker Scott Booth

1805: BBC Scotland's Chris McLaughlin gave us the Scotland team on Sportsound earlier today. Darren Fletcher captains the side after flying out to join the squad yesterday, the midfielder having had tonsillitis earlier in the week. Craig Mackail-Smith makes his first Scotland start in attack with Kenny Miller not passed fit.

1802: Team line-ups. Liechtenstein: Jehle, Ritzberger, Kaufmann, Martin Stocklasa, Rechsteiner, Martin Buchel, Hanselmann, Nicolas Hasler, Polverino, Beck, Frick. Subs: Benjamin Buchel, Eberle, Michael Stocklasa, Flatz, Niklas Kieber, Wolfgang Kieber, Bicer.
Scotland: McGregor, Hutton, Berra, Caldwell, Bardsley, Morrison, Adam, Fletcher, Bannan, Naismith, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Marshall, Goodwillie, Robson, Cowie, Wallace, Whittaker, Forrest.
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)

1800: The team that finishes second in Group I will go into the play-offs for Euro 2012. Czech Republic were in the driving seat for second place but their defeat to Spain last night has opened the door for Scotland.

1759: It's a massive night for Scotland in Vaduz. Victory for Craig Levein's side would put them second in Group I ahead of Tuesday's final qualifying fixtures.

1757: Good evening and welcome to this evening's live coverage of Liechtenstein v Scotland.

Taken from the BBC

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