Israel 2-1 Scotland

Nations League 2018-2019
Group Stages

Thu 11th October 2018
21:45 (19:45 UK)

Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa (A)
Att: 10,234

Group C1
(11 Oct 2018)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
2
1
0
1
3
2
3
Israel
2
1
0
1
2
2
3
Albania
2
1
0
1
1
2
3
11 October 2018
Israel 2-1 Scotland
Scotland

Mulgrew(pen 25)

Souttar(61)


A McGregor
J Souttar
C Mulgrew (S McKenna 46)
K Tierney
S O'Donnell
J McGinn
K McDonald
C McGregor
A Robertson(C)
J Russell (J Forrest 67)
S Naismith (O McBurnie 76)

 

Manager:
Alex McLeish

 

FIFA Ranking: 39

Israel

Peretz(52)

Tierney(og 74)


A Harush
S Yeini
E Tibi
O Ben Harush
E Dasa
D Peretz
B Kayal
T Tawatha (E Atar 76)
B Natcho
M Dabbur
B Sahar (D Seba 46)

 

FIFA Ranking: 94

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Israel
Scotland
Shots At Goal
25
7
Shots On Target
9
2
Possession
55.9
44.1
Fouls
14
8
Corners
6
3
Offsides
4
3
Saves
1
8
Yellow Cards
2
2
Red Cards
0
1
Source: Sky Sports
1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (40 Caps) Age: 36
2 Stephen O`Donnell (Kilmarnock) (5 Caps) Age: 26
3 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) Captain (25 Caps) Age: 24
4 John Souttar (Hearts) (3 Caps) Age: 22
5 Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) (39 Caps) Age: 32
6 Kieran Tierney (Celtic) (12 Caps) Age: 21
7 John McGinn (Aston Villa) (12 Caps) Age: 23
8 Kevin McDonald (Fulham) (4 Caps) Age: 29
9 Steven Naismith (Hearts) (48 Caps) Age: 32
10 Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City) (8 Caps) Age: 28
11 Callum McGregor (Celtic) (6 Caps) Age: 25
 
14 Scott McKenna (Aberdeen) (5 Caps) Age: 21
(Replaced Charlie Mulgrew 46 min)
17 James Forrest (Celtic) (23 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Johnny Russell 67 min)
18 Oli McBurnie (Swansea City) (5 Caps) Age: 22
(Replaced Steven Naismith 76 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(3-4-1-2)
Allan McGregor
John Souttar
Charlie Mulgrew
Kieran Tierney
Stephen O`Donnell
Kevin McDonald
John McGinn
Andrew Robertson
Callum McGregor
Steven Naismith
Johnny Russell

5 Charlie Mulgrew

Nations League 2018-2019
Group Stages

Thu 11th October 2018
21:45 (19:45 UK)

Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa (A)
Att: 10,234

Group C1
(11 Oct 2018)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
2
1
0
1
3
2
3
Israel
2
1
0
1
2
2
3
Albania
2
1
0
1
1
2
3
11 October 2018
Israel 2-1 Scotland

Nations League 2018-2019
Group Stages

Thu 11th October 2018
21:45 (19:45 UK)

Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa (A)
Att: 10,234

Group C1
(11 Oct 2018)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
2
1
0
1
3
2
3
Israel
2
1
0
1
2
2
3
Albania
2
1
0
1
1
2
3
11 October 2018
Israel 2-1 Scotland

Scotland travelled to Israel as strong favourites after Israel had lost to Albania.  It was the hosts who made the strong start coming close 3 times in the first 20 minutes, needing McGregor to pull off a close save.  Midway through the first half though, Scotland were awarded a penalty when Naismith was barged over in the box.  Up stepped Charlie Mulgrew to hit the ball down the middle while the keeper dived, to make it 1-0 to Scotland.  Five minutes later John Souttar was booked for making no contact with the opponent, and this was to be costly later.  5 minutes before half time, Israel came close to equalising when a shot came off the post.  A few minutes later, McGregor had to save a long distance effort.  Six minutes into the second half, Israel got a well deserved equaliser when Peretz received a pass in the box and plucked out a low shot past McGregor. Just after the hour mark, John Souttar received a harsh second yellow, and got his marching orders.  Israel were well on top now, and hit the bar after 65 minutes, when it seemed easier to score.  With 16 minutes remaining, an Israel ball was played into the box for Kieran Tierney to slice past McGregor and make it 2-1 to Israel.  It was nothing more than they deserved.  A couple of minutes later Callum McGregor had a chance, but skyed it over the bar.  He then a shot from outside the box saved by the keeper, while McGregor made a similar save at the other end.  Israel ran out deserved victors and Scotland were lucky it was not by more, in a game that many said was the worst Scotland performance of all time.  Alex McLeish was only holding on to his job by a thread after this game.