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Maloney magic inspires Scotland

Published: Tuesday 9 September 2003, 23.05CET
Germany 0-1 Scotland Scotland are one win away from qualification after Shaun Maloney's goal.
Published: Tuesday 9 September 2003, 23.05CET

Maloney magic inspires Scotland

Germany 0-1 Scotland Scotland are one win away from qualification after Shaun Maloney's goal.

Scotland moved to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5 with a 1-0 victory away to previous leaders Germany in Ahlen.

Single-goal success
The win, achieved through Shaun Maloney's 61st-minute strike, moved Scotland level with Germany, with both sides having ten points from five matches. Lithuania, on nine points, dropped to third. Scotland are ahead thanks to their superior record in matches between the two sides, with the game with Germany in Kilmarnock in June having finished 2-2.

Auer denied
Germany started well and created chances for Mimoun Azaouagh and Alexander Madlung but could not find a way past Derek Soutar in the Scottish goal. The Scots stuck to their task though and found the net when good work from Darren Fletcher set up Maloney to score. Three minutes later. Benjamin Auer had a chance to equalise but his shot hit the post

Victory essential
Scotland now know that victory at home to Lithuania in their final qualifier on 10 October will guarantee that they finish top of the section. Germany are at home to Iceland the same day, and must hope that they better the Scots' result to progress.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.55CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Scotland

Scotland

1
WieseTim Wiese (GK)
1
SoutarDerek Soutar (GK)
2
FranzMaik Franz
2
G. CaldwellGary Caldwell
3
KlingStephan Kling
3
PearsonStephen Pearson
4
RietherSascha Riether
4
McCrackenDavid McCracken
5
MadlungAlexander Madlung
5
CraineyStephen Crainey
6
GemitiGiuseppe Gemiti
Substitution80
6
WilliamsGareth Williams
7
AzaouaghMimoun Azaouagh
Yellow Card87
7
DuffStuart Duff
8
TiffertChristian Tiffert
8
MurrayIan Murray (C)
Yellow Card60
9
AuerBenjamin Auer (C)
Substitution76
9
KyleKevin Kyle
Yellow Card51
10
FeulnerMarkus Feulner
Substitution73
10
StewartMichael Stewart
Substitution58
11
HankeMike Hanke
11
LynchSimon Lynch
Yellow Card13
Substitution51

Substitutes

12
StarkeTom Starke (GK)
12
McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
13
AbelMathias Abel
13
DowieAndy Dowie
14
MarxThorben Marx
Substitution73
14
MontgomeryNick Montgomery
16
KringeFlorian Kringe
Substitution80
15
HammellSteven Hammell
15
JonesJermaine Jones
Substitution76
16
McManusThomas McManus
17
MaloneyShaun Maloney
Substitution51
Goal63
18
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher
Substitution58

Coach

Ulrich Stielike (GER) Rainer Bonhof (GER)

Referee

Georgios Douros (GRE)

Assistant referees

Georgios Taprantzis (GRE), Dimitrios Galanos (GRE)

Fourth official

Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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