Scotland v Ukraine: Nations League – live | Nations League


Key events

Scotland coach Steve Clarke makes three changes to the starting XI named for the 4-1 victory in Armenia back in June. Kieran Tierney, Scott McKenna and Ryan Christie are in; they replace Grant Hanley, Greg Taylor and Billy Gilmour.

There’s no Oleksandr Zinchenko for Ukraine. The Arsenal and former Manchester City utility man is out with a calf problem. Mykhailo Mudryk, who scored for Shakhtar Donetsk against Celtic in the Champions League last week, will patrol the left flank.

The teams

Scotland: Gordon, Patterson, McTominay, Hendry, McKenna, Tierney, Armstrong, McGinn, McGregor, Christie, Adams.
Subs: Kelly, McCrorie, Taylor, Porteous, Dykes, Gilmour, Ralston, Fraser, Jack, Hickey, McLean.

Ukraine: Trubin, Karavaev, Matviyenko, Bondar, Mykhaylichenko, Stepanenko, Yarmolenko, Pikhalonok, Malinovskyi, Mudryk, Dovbyk.
Subs: Lunin, Riznyk, Kryvtsov, Sydorchuk, Yaremchuk, Kacharaba, Ihnatenko, Tsygankov, Mykolenko, Tymchyk, Zubkov.

Referee: Maurizio Mariani (Italy).

Preamble

The last time these two countries met, three months and three weeks ago, this happened …

… after which Scotland embarked on their Nations League Group B1 campaign, home and away wins over Armenia sandwiching a 3-0 humping by the Republic of Ireland in Dublin. Steve Clarke’s team really need a payback victory over Ukraine tonight, if they’re to retain hope of winning the group, with the visit of Ireland and a trip to face the Ukrainians on neutral soil to come during this international break. Kick off at Hampden is 7.45pm BST. It’s on!



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