Scotland beat Israel in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to win their Euro 2020 play–off
Scotland triumph on penalties to progress in Euro 2020 play-offs
Kenny McLean scored the decisive spot-kick as Scotland beat Israel in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to win their
Euro 2020 play-off semi-final at Hampden Park.
A nerve-jangling second half followed a sedate first 45 minutes and then came extra-time – the first time for
Scotland since 1961 when they lost to Czechoslovakia in a World Cup play-off.
Tension grew by the minute as the two sides continued to lock horns, with Liam Cooper hitting the post with
the final action before Scotland’s first penalty shoot-out and glory.
After John McGinn scored the first, Scotland keeper David Marshall saved from Eran Zahavi. Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay, and Lawrence Shankland all scored,
as did Nir Bitton, Shon Weissman, and Abu Fani, leaving substitute McLean – on for Stephen O’Donnell –
to slot his penalty in for a 5-3 win.
Scotland triumph on penalties and will travel to take on Serbia in the final on November 12,
when they will look to get through to a finals for the first time since the 1998 World Cup finals in France