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Honours even in Glasgow

Published: Saturday 7 June 2003, 20.10CET
Scotland 1-1 Germany Kenny Miller's second-half equaliser ensures the spoils are shared at Hampden.

Match statistics

ScotlandGermany

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

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Published: Saturday 7 June 2003, 20.10CET

Honours even in Glasgow

Scotland 1-1 Germany Kenny Miller's second-half equaliser ensures the spoils are shared at Hampden.

Scotland and Germany remain locked at the summit of UEFA EURO 2004™ Group 5 following a hard-fought draw at Hampden Park.

One match less
The home side responded well after falling behind to Fredi Bobic's 22rd-minute opener, with Kenny Miller equalising 22 minutes from time. Both sides now have eight points, although Germany have played only four matches to Scotland's five.

Added incentive
Germany coach Rudi Völler deployed 1. FC Kaiserslautern's Miroslav Klose and a revitalised Fredi Bobic in attack, while Scotland manager Berti Vogts opted for Steven Crawford and Miller to lead the line. There was an added incentive for Vogts, who was looking to gain the upper hand on his countrymen, having been Germany coach for eight years between 1990 and 1998.

Early possession
The home side started the match brightly, with Paul Lambert taking charge of midfield and Paul Devlin and Colin Cameron impressive down the flanks. However, despite having much of the early possession, Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn was seldom called into action and chances were at a premium.

Bobic header
Indeed, the first real opportunity came after 19 minutes, when Michael Ballack, FC Bayern München's inspirational midfield player, sent a speculative 25-metre effort just over Robert Douglas's crossbar. The visitors appeared to have settled after Scotland's early pressure and took the lead four minutes later when Bobic connected with Torsten Frings' curling cross to send a downward header beyond Douglas.

Crawford chance
Crawford then wasted a chance to equalise, dragging his shot wide of Kahn's goal after controlling Gary Naysmith's corner when unmarked at the far post. Bernd Schneider, who plays his club football with Bayer 04 Leverkusen, had the final chance of the half when he broke free and fired a thunderous strike goalwards, only to see Douglas palm the ball behind for a corner.

Miller on target
Scotland began the second period as they did the first, pressurising the visitors' goal from the whistle. With 49 minutes on the clock, Cameron swung and missed from ten metres after Kahn had repelled Crawford's vicious volley, before Miller struck the equaliser. Cameron fed his Wolverhampton Wanderers FC team-mate with a quick free-kick and Miller burst between two defenders before crashing the ball low into the far corner, beyond a helpless Kahn.

Wörns goes close
"It was a big goal in a big game and it was a reward for our play," said Miller. "I thought we thoroughly deserved it." The goal breathed new life into the Hampden Park faithful but despite the best efforts of the supporters, it was Germany who had the better of the late opportunities, with Bobic and defender Christian Wörns going close.

'A lot of passion'
Vogts said: "The team played with a lot of passion and it was a great performance. We had to work very hard against one of the strongest teams in the world and confidence is very high in the dressing room."

'Scotland did really well'
"Clearly it is two points lost and we need to recover them on Wednesday [against the Faroe Islands]," said Germany coach Völler. "I think Scotland did really well. They applied pressure to our midfield and applied pressure to unsettle Ballack. The way we played after taking the lead was far too hectic. I think a German victory would not have been fair."

Last updated: 30/03/04 17.02CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Germany

Germany

1
DouglasRobert Douglas
1
KahnOliver Kahn (C)
2
RossMaurice Ross
Substitution74
2
FriedrichArne Friedrich
3
NaysmithGary Naysmith
3
RauTobias Rau
Substitution57
4
DaillyChristian Dailly
Yellow Card64
4
WörnsChristian Wörns
5
PressleySteven Pressley
Yellow Card81
5
RamelowCarsten Ramelow
6
WebsterAndy Webster
7
FringsTorsten Frings
Yellow Card33
7
DevlinPaul Devlin
Yellow Card31
Substitution59
9
BobicFredi Bobic
Goal22
8
LambertPaul Lambert (C)
10
SchneiderBernd Schneider
Substitution86
9
MillerKenny Miller
Goal68
Substitution89
11
KloseMiroslav Klose
Substitution74
10
CrawfordSteven Crawford
13
BallackMichael Ballack
Yellow Card64
11
CameronColin Cameron
16
JeremiesJens Jeremies

Substitutes

12
N. AlexanderNeil Alexander
12
RostFrank Rost
14
McNamaraJackie McNamara
Substitution74
6
FreierPaul Freier
Substitution57
Yellow Card59
17
Gavin RaeGavin Rae
Substitution59
8
KehlSebastian Kehl
Substitution86
18
ThompsonSteven Thompson
Substitution89
Yellow Card90+2
14
NeuvilleOliver Neuville
Substitution74
13
G. AlexanderGraham Alexander
15
RehmerMarko Rehmer
15
GrayAndy Gray
17
HinkelAndreas Hinkel
16
WilkieLee Wilkie
18
KuranyiKevin Kuranyi

Coach

Berti Vogts (GER)

Referee

Domenico Messina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Piergiuseppe Farneti (ITA), Gabriele Contini (ITA)

Fourth official

Stefano Farina (ITA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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