Scotland 1 - 0 Republic of Ireland | 2016 - UEFA Euro | 2013894

UEFA European Championship Qualifying Round | Celtic Park, Glasgow
14 November 2014 - 19:45 (local time)

Scotland 1 - 0 Republic of Ireland

Maloney(75) Full-time
Scotland Republic of Ireland

Big night ahead in Paradise

As Martin O’Neill stepped into the grounds of Celtic Park yesterday, it was immediately apparent from the welcome received, his affection for the staff and observations on the smallest of changes that this was a place that felt like home.
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14th Nov 2014

Gordon Strachan has claimed that Celtic Park will be unequivocally Scottish this evening with the biggest expected international attendance in 25 years however with a travelling support estimated at 7,000 O’Neill’s team will not feel alone.

Yesterday’s press conferences revealed little about expected teams but we do know that Ireland are going to be without the regular mid-field pairing of Whelan and McCarthy and Marc Wilson in defence. Scotland are largely intact, except for James McArthur who came off the bench in the qualifiers against Germany and Georgia.

Both managers acknowledge that the atmosphere will be electric and yesterday O’Neill stressed the importance of players keeping their discipline. Robbie Keane, meanwhile, has insisted that that the expected focus on Aiden McGeady will actually push him to rise to the occasion. Whether he starts on the wing or plays in behind the main striker as he did against Germany will be interesting to see but either way it is clear that Martin O’Neill rates him very highly and will be expecting a big performance tonight.

The match is likely to be a frenzied, hard fought encounter between two evenly matched sides, each with momentum behind them. A win from tonight’s game would be a massive plus on the road to qualification. The players on both sides all know it. That is what makes the occasion so special. They live for nights like tonight.

SFA confirms UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier for Celtic Park

THE Scottish FA has today confirmed that the venue for the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying round Group D fixture between Scotland the Republic of Ireland will take place at Celtic Park, Glasgow.
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14th Jul 2014

THE Scottish FA has today confirmed that the venue for the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying round Group D fixture between Scotland the Republic of Ireland will take place at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

The fixture on Friday, November 14 (7.45pm), will take place at the home of SPL champions Celtic FC as Hampden Park is not available.

Away tickets details will be provided this week and ticket applications for Ireland fans can be made through the FAI's away ticketing portal: www.fai.ie/away.

FIXTURE DETAILS

UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifying Round Group D
Scotland v Republic of Ireland
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Friday, November 14, 2014 (7.45pm)

Tactical Lineups

Scotland

1 Marshall (G) 2 Whittaker 3 Mulgrew 4 R. Martin 5 Hanley 6 Maloney 8 Brown (C) 9 S. Fletcher 10 Naismith 11 Anya 15 Robertson

Substitutes

  • 12 Craig Gordon (G)
  • 14 Christophe Berra
  • 16 Graham Dorrans
  • 17 Barry Bannan
  • 18 Gordon Greer
  • 19 Darren Fletcher
  • 20 Chris Burke
  • 21 Matthew Gilks (G)
  • 22 Johnny Russell
  • 23 Chris Martin

Republic of Ireland

1 Forde (G) 2 Coleman 3 Ward 4 O'Shea (C) 7 McGeady 8 Hendrick 9 Long 11 McClean 14 Gibson 19 Walters 22 Keogh

Officials

  • Referee Milorad Mažić
  • Assistant Referee Milovan Ristić
  • Assistant Referee Dalibor Djurdjević
  • Additional Assistant Referee Danilo Grujić
  • Additional Assistant Referee Dejan Filipovic
  • 4th Referee Dejan Petrović
  • Uefa Delegate Petr Fousek
  • Referee Observer Jaap Uilenberg
  • Alexander Higgins
  • Bill Machray
  • Fernand Meese

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Grant Hanley (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland).
  • 1" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 2" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 2" David Marshall (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 4" Shaun Maloney (Scotland) takes the corner.
  • 4" Steven Fletcher (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 6" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Andrew Robertson (Scotland).
  • 9" Shaun Maloney (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 11" Darron Gibson (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 11" David Marshall (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 12" Grant Hanley (Scotland) fouls.
  • 12" Grant Hanley (Scotland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 13" Darron Gibson (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 15" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Steven Fletcher (Scotland).
  • 15" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 16" Shaun Maloney (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 22" Shaun Maloney (Scotland) delivers the corner.
  • 23" Steven Whittaker (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 24" Russell Martin (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Shane Long (Republic of Ireland).
  • 25" Steven Naismith (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 25" Darron Gibson (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 27" Grant Hanley (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on David Forde (Republic of Ireland).
  • 27" Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 27" Grant Hanley (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on David Forde (Republic of Ireland).
  • 30" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 30" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 31" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Shaun Maloney (Scotland).
  • 32" Steven Fletcher (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland).
  • 33" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 34" Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 35" Andrew Robertson (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 37" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 37" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 38" Steven Whittaker (Scotland) has an effort on goal.
  • 38" David Forde (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 39" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 40" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Grant Hanley (Scotland).
  • 42" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 43" Scott Brown (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland).
  • 44" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 45+1" Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 45+2" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Steven Naismith (Scotland).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 49" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland).
  • 51" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 52" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 55" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 55" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 55" David Marshall (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 56" Chris Martin (in) - Steven Fletcher (out) (Scotland)
  • 58" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 58" David Marshall (Scotland) blocks a shot.
  • 59" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 59" Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 59" Seamus Coleman (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 62" Shaun Maloney (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 63" Chris Martin (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 66" Chris Martin (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 67" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 68" Robbie Brady (in) - Shane Long (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 68" Stephen Quinn (in) - Darron Gibson (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 70" Stephen Quinn (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 70" Stephen Quinn (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 71" Stephen Quinn (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland).
  • 73" Jeff Hendrick (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Steven Naismith (Scotland).
  • 74" Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 74" Shaun Maloney (Scotland) delivers the corner.
  • 75" Shaun Maloney (Scotland) scores!
  • 77" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 78" James McClean (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 78" Robbie Keane (in) - Jeff Hendrick (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 79" Richard Keogh (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 79" Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) takes the free-kick.
  • 79" Grant Hanley (Scotland) misses the target.
  • 81" Ikechi Anya (Scotland) has a shot blocked.
  • 82" Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland) is penalised for a foul on Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland).
  • 82" Andrew Robertson (Scotland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Richard Keogh (Republic of Ireland).
  • 82" Andrew Robertson (Scotland) is booked.
  • 83" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 83" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 84" Richard Keogh (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 88" Darren Fletcher (in) - Ikechi Anya (out) (Scotland)
  • 89" Richard Keogh (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland).
  • 90" Stephen Quinn (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Charlie Mulgrew (Scotland).
  • 90" Stephen Quinn (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 90+3" Grant Hanley (Scotland) fouls.
  • 90+3" Robbie Brady (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+3" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 90+4" Richard Keogh (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Scotland
  • Republic of Ireland

Corners Won

3 8

Shots on Target

2 4

Shots off Target

6 3

Fouls Committed

10 17
  • Scotland

    Republic of Ireland

  • 1Goals0
  • 2Yellow Card(s)5
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 2Shots on Goal4
  • 6Shots Wide3
  • 5Shot(s) Blocked3
  • 4Save(s)1
  • 13Total Shots10
  • 10Fouls Committed17
  • 3Corner(s)8
  • 0Offside(s)2