Scotland 3-2 Israel

World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sat 9th October 2021
17:00

Hampden, Glasgow (H)
Att: 50,585

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

Group F
(9 Oct 2021)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Denmark
7
7
0
0
26
0
21
SCOTLAND
7
4
2
1
12
7
14
Israel
7
3
1
3
16
14
10
Austria
7
3
1
3
11
13
10
Faroe Is.
7
1
1
5
4
16
4
Moldova
7
0
1
6
3
22
1
9 October 2021
Scotland 3-2 Israel
Faroe Islands 0-2 Austria
Moldova 0-4 Denmark
Scotland

McGinn(29)

Dykes(55)

McTominay(90+4)

Robertson(29, 55)

Hendry(90+4)

Dykes(45+1)


C Gordon
S McTominay
J Hendry
K Tierney
N Patterson
J McGinn
B Gilmour (L Cooper 90+5)
C McGregor
A Robertson(C)
C Adams (R Christie 68)
L Dykes

 

Manager:
Steve Clarke

 

FIFA Ranking: 45

Israel

Zahavi(5)

Dabbur(32)


O Marciano
E Dasa
O Arad (G Kinda 74)
S Menachem (O Davidzada 88)
E Abu Abaid
D Peretz
B Natcho(C) (D Glazer 66)
M Solomon
N Bitton
E Zahavi
M Dabbur (S Weissman 66)

 

Manager:
Willi Ruttensteiner

 

FIFA Ranking: 80

Key: Goals    Assists Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Scotland
Israel
Shots At Goal
17
6
Shots On Target
9
3
Possession %
55
45
Fouls
13
15
Corners
10
1
Offsides
0
3
Saves
1
6
Yellow Cards
4
3
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Craig Gordon (Hearts) (61 Caps) Age: 38
3 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) Captain (52 Caps) Age: 27
4 Scott McTominay (Manchester Utd) (27 Caps) Age: 24
6 Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) (27 Caps) Age: 24
7 John McGinn (Aston Villa) (39 Caps) Age: 26
8 Callum McGregor (Celtic) (38 Caps) Age: 28
9 Lyndon Dykes (QPR) (19 Caps) Age: 26
10 Che Adams (Southampton) (11 Caps) Age: 25
13 Jack Hendry (Club Brugge) (10 Caps) Age: 26
14 Billy Gilmour (Norwich City) (7 Caps) Age: 20
22 Nathan Patterson (Rangers) (4 Caps) Age: 19
 
11 Ryan Christie (Bournemouth) (24 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Che Adams 68 min)
16 Liam Cooper (Leeds Utd) (10 Caps) Age: 30
(Replaced Billy Gilmour 90+5 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored    Assist
 Penalty Save
(3-4-1-2)
Craig Gordon
Scott McTominay
Jack Hendry
Kieran Tierney
Nathan Patterson
Billy Gilmour
Callum McGregor
Andrew Robertson
John McGinn
Che Adams
Lyndon Dykes

1 Craig Gordon

Interesting Fact
John McGinn became Scotland's top goalscorer in home qualifying matches with 10 goals.

World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sat 9th October 2021
17:00

Hampden, Glasgow (H)
Att: 50,585

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

Group F
(9 Oct 2021)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Denmark
7
7
0
0
26
0
21
SCOTLAND
7
4
2
1
12
7
14
Israel
7
3
1
3
16
14
10
Austria
7
3
1
3
11
13
10
Faroe Is.
7
1
1
5
4
16
4
Moldova
7
0
1
6
3
22
1
9 October 2021
Scotland 3-2 Israel
Faroe Islands 0-2 Austria
Moldova 0-4 Denmark

World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
Group Stages

Sat 9th October 2021
17:00

Hampden, Glasgow (H)
Att: 50,585

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

Group F
(9 Oct 2021)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
Denmark
7
7
0
0
26
0
21
SCOTLAND
7
4
2
1
12
7
14
Israel
7
3
1
3
16
14
10
Austria
7
3
1
3
11
13
10
Faroe Is.
7
1
1
5
4
16
4
Moldova
7
0
1
6
3
22
1
9 October 2021
Scotland 3-2 Israel
Faroe Islands 0-2 Austria
Moldova 0-4 Denmark

Following the previous month's victory in Vienna, Israel were now Scotland's main challengers for second place. It was a must win game for Israel, while Scotland could not afford to lose.

Scotland could not have got off to a worse start when Israel's talisman Zahavi put them ahead with a free-kick after only five minutes. Ten minutes later, Dykes had a low shot saved. With 29 minutes on the clock, Scotland levelled the scores. Robertson and Tierney linked well down the left, and Robertson played a one-two with Adams before passing to McGinn on the edge of the box. He curled the ball in the top corner to make it 1-1. The scores were only level for a couple of minutes. A free-kick was played into the box, and slack defending led to Dabbur stabbing it home, after Gordon had made a save. A minute before half-time, Gilmour was taken out just inside the penalty area, and the referee pointed to the spot. Up stepped Dykes, who hit a poor penalty straight down the middle that Marciano saved. After a poor first half, Scotland came out much better in the second half. Ten minutes into the second half, Robertson played a great ball into the box for Dykes who stuck his foot out to volley it in past the keeper. The referee immediately ruled it out though, but after consulting VAR for two minutes, the referee overturned his decision and awarded the goal. Five minutes later, Tierney played a great ball into the box for Dykes, who had his header saved at point blank range. With two minutes remaining, Christie passed to McGinn in the box, who had his low shot blocked by Marciano. It looked like the winning goal was not going to come for Scotland. Then in the 94th minute, a corner by McGinn was headed on by Hendry to McTominay, who knocked it in at the back post with his chest to make it 3-2 and send Hampden into a state of pure ecstacy. It was a fitting end to one of the greatest games at Hampden in years. This meant that Scotland only needed two wins from their final three games, and had one foot in the play-offs.