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Second place suits Slovenia

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.08CET
Slovenia 3-0 Scotland The home side clinched a play-off place as Group 5 runners-up as Scotland's campaign ended disappointingly.
by Martin Pavčnik
from Ljubljana
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.08CET

Second place suits Slovenia

Slovenia 3-0 Scotland The home side clinched a play-off place as Group 5 runners-up as Scotland's campaign ended disappointingly.

Slovenia booked their place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs as a 3-0 victory against Scotland saw them clinch the runners-up slot in Group 5.

Deflected shot
Needing a win to keep Norway, Belarus and Moldova at bay, Branko Zupan's side took the lead after 35 minutes when Damir Hadzič's cross was deflected past Scotland goalkeeper Graeme Smith by team-mate Neil Collins. With Scotland eager to add some gloss to a disappointing campaign, Alexander Diamond then saw a point-blank header blocked before David Clarkson blazed a shot wide when well placed to score.

Stevanovič strikes
Rainer Bonhof's side were punished for their profligacy as Dalibor Stevanovič doubled the home side's lead just after the hour mark, and with the game slipping into added time, the same player scored his second of the night to compound Scotland's misery. Defeat sees them finish at the foot of the Group 5 table.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.03CET

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Lineups

Slovenia

Slovenia

Scotland

Scotland

1
CelofigaSebastjan Celofiga (GK)
1
G. SmithGraeme Smith (GK)
2
BrečkoMišo Brečko
2
DiamondAlexander Diamond (C)
Yellow Card70
3
HadžičDamir Hadžič
3
RobertsonGregor Robertson
4
MatičDarijan Matič
4
WattSteven Watt
Substitution45+2
5
MörecMitja Mörec (C)
Substitution45+2
5
CollinsNeil Collins
6
ŠulerMarko Šuler
6
McCormackRoss McCormack
Yellow Card80
7
BurgičMiran Burgič
7
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
Yellow Card14
8
BožičičSaša Božičič
Substitution86
8
McCunnieJamie McCunnie
9
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič
Goal36
Substitution83
9
DuffyDarryl Duffy
Substitution69
10
StevanovićDalibor Stevanović
Goal60
Goal90+2
10
LawsonPaul Lawson
Substitution45+2
11
BirsaValter Birsa
11
ClarksonDavid Clarkson

Substitutes

12
SimčičVasja Simčič (GK)
12
Alistair BrownAlistair Brown (GK)
13
BečiriErdžan Bečiri
13
MulgrewCharlie Mulgrew
Substitution45+2
14
UrbancDejan Urbanc
14
QuinnPaul Quinn
15
ŠkrbinaLuka Škrbina
15
BrightonTom Brighton
16
PečnikNejc Pečnik
Substitution83
16
NaismithSteven Naismith
Substitution69
Yellow Card90
17
ŽinkoLuka Žinko
Substitution86
17
LappinSimon Lappin
Substitution45+2
18
JokićBojan Jokić
Substitution45+2
18
TurnerIain Turner (GK)

Coach

Branko Zupan (SVN) Rainer Bonhof (GER)

Referee

José Luis Mengual Prades (AND)

Assistant referees

Jose Goncalves Barbosa (AND), ()

Fourth official

Laudino Lopez (AND)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution