Scotland v CIS, 18 June 1992

Score3-0 to Scotland
RefereeKurt Röthlisberger
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals group 2
VenueIdrottsparken, Norrköping
Attendance14,660
Kick-off: 8.15pm local (7.15pm BST) Paul McStay, Brian McClair and Gary McAllister struck as Scotland overwhelmed the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in their final Euro 92 Group B game, ensuring both sides exited the competition. Andy Roxburgh's team had a right to feel hard done by after losing their opening fixtures against Germany and the Netherlands, but their luck turned dramatically in Norrkoping. McStay's opener went in off Dmitri Kharin's head, McClair profited from another deflection. Despite the CIS dominating much of the remaining 74 minutes, McAllister made it 3-0 with a late spot kick to ensure it was Germany join the Oranje in the last four. Scotland went into the game with only pride to play for and they emerged from the opening 16 minutes with heads held impressive high – and, crucially, for opponents who needed victory to go through, leading 2-0. McStay's low shot broke the deadlock on seven minutes, hitting Kharin's left-hand post and cannoning in off the grounded goalkeeper. Kakhaber Tskhadadze then helped McClair score his first goal in his 26th international appearance, inadvertently redirecting his shot beyond Kharin. Sergei Yuran and Dmitri Aleinikov had chances to pull goals back for Anatoli Byshovets' men and Igor Dobrovolski and Igor Korneev conspired to miss another golden opportunity after the break before a foul on substitute Pat Nevin allowed McAllister to make it 3-0 six minutes from time. It was the usual bittersweet exit for Scotland – and for the side representing the former Soviet bloc, who were playing their last match as a unified team.

3  Scotland

Manager: Andy Roxburgh

0 CIS

Manager: Anatoli Bychovets

Goals:

Paul McStay 6 G
Brian McClair 17 G
Gary McAllister penalty 84 P

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Andy Goram
Defender Tommy Boyd
Defender Richard Gough (captain)
Defender Stewart McKimmie
Defender Davie McPherson
Midfielder Gary McAllister
Midfielder Stuart McCall
Midfielder Brian McClair
Midfielder Paul McStay
Forward Kevin Gallacher
Forward Ally McCoist

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dimitri Kharin
Defender Oleg Kuznetzov
Defender Viktor Onopko
Midfielder Sergei Aleinikov
Midfielder Andrei Kanchelskis
Midfielder Aleksiey Mykhaylychenko (captain)
Forward Sergei Kirjakov
Forward Sergei Yuran

Substitutions:

Jim McInally for Ally McCoist 67
Pat Nevin for Kevin Gallacher 78

Substitutions:

Dmitri Kuznetzov for Sergei Aleinikov 46
Igor Korneev for Sergei Kirjakov 46

Cards:

Stuart McCall 67 Y

Cards:

Andrei Chernyshov 52 Y
Dmitri Kuznetzov 84 Y
Aleksiey Mykhaylychenko 85 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Henry Smith
Defender Maurice Malpas
Defender Jim McInally
Defender Alan McLaren
Defender Derek Whyte
Midfielder David Bowman
Midfielder/Forward Pat Nevin
Forward Gordon Durie
Forward Duncan Ferguson

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Stanisav Cherchesov
Defender Andrei Ivanov
Midfielder Dmitri Kuznetzov
Midfielder Igor Lediakhov
Forward Igor Korneev
Forward Vladimir Lyuti