Lithuania coach accuses Christophe Berra of diving

Scotland v Lithuania, Euro 2012 Group I qualifier

Venue:
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Date:
6 September 2011
Kick-off:
2000 BST
Coverage:
BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Sport website, highlights online and on BBC 1 Scotland 2235 BST
Raimondas Zutautas
Raimondas Zutautas says Scotland have selective memory when it comes to referees.

Lithuania coach Raimondas Zutautas has accused Christophe Berra of diving to win a penalty in Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifier with the Czech Republic.

Scotland manager Craig Levein called for after he went down in the box to earn the visitors a last-minute penalty.

But Zutautas says the Scots were equally guilty of play-acting in the 2-2 draw at Hampden on Saturday.

"The Scotland player dived the same as the Czech player," said Zutautas.

"The referee was close to it but didn't give the penalty and that is part of the game.

"Forget this, it is already over. It finished 2-2."

Lithuania face Scotland at Hampden on Tuesday with both sides in need of a win to have any hope of catching the Czechs in second place.

Scotland have never failed to beat to the Baltic side at Hampden but Zutautas remains positive about both teams' chances of making it to the play-offs for next summer's tournament.

"If we win against Scotland then everything is open," he said.

"We have the Czech Republic at home. You also have a good opportunity because you have three more games, we have only two.

"But you are away to the Spanish in the last match so it is difficult.

"You have more pressure because you are at home.

"Kenny Miller and Scott Brown won't play and these are two very good players so that is good for us."

Lithuania drew a disappointing blank against Liechtenstein on Friday night, having lost to the group I minnows earlier in the campaign.

However, Zutautas reminded the Scottish media that it had taken a Stephen McManus winner in the seventh minute of stoppage time at Hampden last September for Levein's men to take three points against the .

"I remember that game," he said. "Why didn't you talk about it when the referee played 97 minutes and you scored a last-minute goal? Why do you not talk about that?"

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