Serbia 1-1 Scotland (Scotland won 5-4 on penalties)

Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Play-Offs Final

Thu 12th November 2020
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade (A)
Att: N/A

Match played behind closed doors




D Marshall
S O`Donnell (L Griffiths 117)
D Gallagher
S McTominay
A Robertson(C)
R Jack
J McGinn (K McLean 83)
K Tierney
R Christie (C Paterson 87)
L Dykes (O McBurnie 83)
C McGregor


Steve Clarke


FIFA Ranking: 45




P Rajkovic
N Milenkovic
S Mitrovic (U Spajic 108)
N Gudelj
D Lazovic
N Maksimovic (L Jovic 70)
S Milinkovic-Savic (A Katai 71)
S Lukic
F Kostic (F Mladenovic 59)
A Mitrovic
D Tadic


FIFA Ranking: 30

Penalty Shoot-out (Scotland First)

Leigh Griffiths Serbia 0-1 Scotland


Callum McGregor Serbia 1-2 Scotland


Scott McTominay Serbia 2-3 Scotland


Oli McBurnie Serbia 3-4 Scotland


Kenny McLean Serbia 4-5 Scotland



Dusan Tadic Serbia 1-1 Scotland


Luka Jovic Serbia 2-2 Scotland


Nemanja Gudelj Serbia 3-3 Scotland


Aleksandar Katai Serbia 4-4 Scotland


Aleksandar Mitrovic Serbia 4-5 Scotland


Key: Goals    Assists Missed Penalty Red Card

Shots At Goal
Shots On Target
Possession %
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Source: Sky Sports
1 David Marshall (Derby County) (40 Caps) Age: 35
2 Stephen O`Donnell (Motherwell) (15 Caps) Age: 28
3 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) Captain (39 Caps) Age: 26
4 Scott McTominay (Manchester Utd) (18 Caps) Age: 23
5 Declan Gallagher (Motherwell) (6 Caps) Age: 29
6 Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) (14 Caps) Age: 23
7 John McGinn (Aston Villa) (27 Caps) Age: 26
8 Ryan Jack (Rangers) (9 Caps) Age: 28
9 Lyndon Dykes (QPR) (6 Caps) Age: 25
10 Callum McGregor (Celtic) (25 Caps) Age: 27
11 Ryan Christie (Celtic) (14 Caps) Age: 25
13 Callum Paterson (Sheffield Wednesday) (17 Caps) Age: 26
(Replaced Ryan Christie 87 min)
14 Kenny McLean (Norwich City) (15 Caps) Age: 28
(Replaced John McGinn 83 min)
19 Oli McBurnie (Sheffield Utd) (13 Caps) Age: 24
(Replaced Lyndon Dykes 83 min)
20 Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) (20 Caps) Age: 30
(Replaced Stephen O`Donnell 117 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored    Assist
David Marshall
Scott McTominay
Declan Gallagher
Kieran Tierney
Stephen O`Donnell
Callum McGregor
Ryan Jack
John McGinn
Andrew Robertson
Ryan Christie
Lyndon Dykes

20 Leigh Griffiths

Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Play-Offs Final

Thu 12th November 2020
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade (A)
Att: N/A

Match played behind closed doors

Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Play-Offs Final

Thu 12th November 2020
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade (A)
Att: N/A

Match played behind closed doors

Going into Scotland's biggest game in 13 years, Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley were the only withdrawals. Following their victory in Norway in the semi finals, Serbia were the favourites. Scotland started the much better side, and took the game to Serbia. The first real chance was midway through the first half, when Lukic shot just wide. Ten minutes later McGinn had a shot saved by the keeper. Five minutes into the second half, Robertson had a great chance, but he shot over when he should have scored. A minute later though, Scotland took a well deserved lead. Callum McGregor played a great pass to Ryan Christie, who with his back to goal, got away from his marker, before hitting a low shot that went in off the post. With 20 minutes remaining, Callum McGregor almost got a second, when his long range shot went just wide. A minute later, Serbia almost equalised, when a header went just wide. Christie almost got his second, but his shot curled just wide of the post. With five minutes remaining, substitute Jovic headed just past the post. In the final minute, Jovic got his equaliser. A corner was swung into the penalty area to Jovic, who lost his marker, and headed down into the ground and it looped over Marshall to make it 1-1. It was a cruel blow to Scotland, who had dominated the 90 minutes. In extra time, the momentum changed, it looked like Serbia were the most likely team to score. That almost happened eight minutes into extra time, when Marshall made a great save, tipping a long distance shot from Gudelj past the post. Scotland held out in extra time, to take it to another penalty shootout.

Leigh Griffiths stepped up for Scotland's first penalty and put it into the top right corner. Their keeper, who had a good record for saving penalties, got a hand to it but couldn't keep it out (0-1). Dusan Tadic put his penalty to the same place, and beat Marshall (1-1). Callum McGregor put a powerful penalty to the top right hand corner to make it 1-2. Jovic then put his penalty down the middle. Marshall got a solid hand to it, but couldn't keep it out (2-2). McTominay then put a powerful low penalty into the bottom left corner to make it 2-3. Gudelj hit a low penalty to the right, sending Marshall the wrong way to make it 3-3. Oli McBurnie did likewise, sending Rajkovic the wrong way to make it 3-4. Katai hit a powerful penalty to the left, beating Marshall to make it 4-4. Kenny McLean, who scored the winning penalty against Israel, then stepped up and placed his penalty to the left, sending the keeper the wrong way (4-5). Serbia's star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, stepped up for Serbia's final penalty, needing to score. He hit it low to the bottom right corner, but Marshall dived to the right and saved the penalty. Before celebrating, Marshall checked with the linesman that he had not stepped off the line too soon. When the linesman confirmed that it was valid, Marshall celebrated with the onrushing Scotland team, who had qualified for the finals of a tournament for the first time in 23 years.