Scotland dramatically secured a 5-Four penalty shootout win over Serbia to qualify for Euro 2020, sealing their place at a significant event for the primary time in a era.
The Scots held their nerve to affix England within the group stage at subsequent summer time’s event and carry the temper of a nation.
Celtic star Ryan Christie struck within the 52rd minute, earlier than Actual Madrid striker Luka Jovic headed in an injury-time equaliser to take the match to further time.
With the rating nonetheless degree after 120 minutes, Leigh Griffiths, Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay, Oli McBurnie and Kenny McLean all took excellent penalties, earlier than Aleksandar Mitrovic had his spot-kick saved by David Marshall.
It means Scotland will play in a significant event for the primary time since 1998 and can meet England, Croatia and Czech Republic within the group stage subsequent summer time on the rescheduled Euro 2020.
In the meantime, it was heartbreak for one more residence nation as Northern Eire didn’t qualify for a second successive European Championship.
Juraj Kucka took benefit of a wayward George Saville header as he slotted previous Bailey Peacock-Farrell within the 17th minute.
Eire fought again and levelled three minutes from time when Paddy McNair raced down the correct wing and noticed his cut-back inadvertently turned in by Milan Skriniar.
However Northern Eire have been punished by one other defensive mistake – and this one proved deadly.
Leicester’s Jonny Evans didn’t cope with a via ball, which allowed Michal Duris to capitalise and beat Peacock-Farrell at his close to publish for the winner within the 110th minute.