In pictures: The last time Scotland played in Moldova

Vogts resigned after a 1-1 draw with Moldova, who Scotland play on Friday night.

In pictures: The last time Scotland played in Moldova SNS Group

Scotland’s crucial World Cup qualifier with Moldova on Friday night will bring back bad memories for Berti Vogts.

It’s 17 years since a draw in Chişinău cost him his job as Scotland manager, as our hopes of reaching the 2006 tournament in his home country of Germany lay in tatters.

Scotland return to the same city knowing that a win will secure a spot in the qualification play-offs for the 2022 World Cup.

Back in November 2004, Vogts was already under pressure after opening Group Five with just one point from two home games when Serghei Dadu put the Moldovans ahead after 28 minutes.

Steven Thomson equalised quickly, but Scotland couldn’t find a winner and two weeks later Vogts resigned, citing “the disgraceful abuse I have suffered”.

In pictures, he’s a look back at that fateful night in Moldova.

Berti Vogts was greeted warmly by fans before the game got underway.SNS Group
Sergui Dadu opened the scoring for Moldova after 28 minutes.SNS Group
Steven Thompson pulled the Scots level just three minutes after they slipped behind.SNS Group
Gary Caldwell challenges Moldova goalscorer Serghei Dadu for possession. SNS Group
The Tartan Army vent their frustration.SNS Group
Time was running out for Berti Vogts when he arrived back in Scotland.SNS Group

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