Scotland 3-2 Israel

Nations League 2018-2019
Group Stages

Tue 20th November 2018
19:45

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 21,281

Group C1
(20 Nov 2018)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
4
3
0
1
10
4
9
Israel
4
2
0
2
6
5
6
Albania
4
1
0
3
1
8
3
20 November 2018
Scotland 3-2 Israel
Scotland

Forrest(34, 43, 64)


A McGregor
C Paterson
D Bates
S McKenna
A Robertson(C)
S Armstrong (G Shinnie 76)
J Forrest
R Christie (M Phillips 76)
C McGregor
R Fraser
S Fletcher (S McTominay 87)

 

Manager:
Alex McLeish

 

FIFA Ranking: 40

Israel

Kayal(9)

Zahavi(75)


A Harush
S Yeini
L Taha (A Cohen 67)
O Ben Harush
E Dasa
D Peretz (D Saba 73)
B Natcho
B Kayal
T Tawatha (T Hemed 85)
E Zahavi
M Dabour

 

FIFA Ranking: 91

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Scotland
Israel
Shots At Goal
15
8
Shots On Target
4
3
Possession
44.8
55.2
Fouls
7
12
Corners
5
8
Offsides
3
2
Saves
1
1
Yellow Cards
2
3
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 Allan McGregor (Rangers) (42 Caps) Age: 36
2 Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) (11 Caps) Age: 24
3 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) Captain (28 Caps) Age: 24
4 David Bates (Hamburg) (2 Caps) Age: 22
5 Scott McKenna (Aberdeen) (8 Caps) Age: 22
6 Callum McGregor (Celtic) (9 Caps) Age: 25
7 James Forrest (Celtic) (26 Caps) Age: 27
8 Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) (11 Caps) Age: 26
9 Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) (33 Caps) Age: 31
10 Ryan Christie (Celtic) (5 Caps) Age: 23
11 Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) (6 Caps) Age: 24
 
15 Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen) (5 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Stuart Armstrong 76 min)
17 Scott McTominay (Manchester Utd) (5 Caps) Age: 21
(Replaced Steven Fletcher 87 min)
18 Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) (14 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Ryan Christie 76 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(4-2-3-1)
Allan McGregor
Callum Paterson
David Bates
Scott McKenna
Andrew Robertson
Callum McGregor
Stuart Armstrong
James Forrest
Ryan Christie
Ryan Fraser
Steven Fletcher

6 Callum McGregor

Interesting Fact
This was the first time in 27 years that Scotland topped a group table.

Nations League 2018-2019
Group Stages

Tue 20th November 2018
19:45

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 21,281

Group C1
(20 Nov 2018)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
4
3
0
1
10
4
9
Israel
4
2
0
2
6
5
6
Albania
4
1
0
3
1
8
3
20 November 2018
Scotland 3-2 Israel

Nations League 2018-2019
Group Stages

Tue 20th November 2018
19:45

Hampden Park, Glasgow (H)
Att: 21,281

Group C1
(20 Nov 2018)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
4
3
0
1
10
4
9
Israel
4
2
0
2
6
5
6
Albania
4
1
0
3
1
8
3
20 November 2018
Scotland 3-2 Israel

Following the impressive performance in Albania, Alex McLeish stcuk with the same starting 11 for the must win match against Israel.  Things got off to a bad start though as Israel took the lead after only 9 minutes, when former Celtic player Beram Kayal was given too much space and hit a powerful shot from outside the box past McGregor.  Scotland then piled on the pressure, but a low shot from Callum McGregor that was parried past the post was all Scotland had to show.  This was until 11 minutes before half time.  A blocked shot from Armstrong fell to Forrest in the box, who hit a low shot into the bottom left hand corner to level the tie.  Two minutes before half time, a great move from the back to the front led to Fletcher heading the ball on to Christie, who passed to Forrest in plenty of room, to hit a low shot into the same corner, to give Scotland a 2-1 lead at half time.  Just after the hour mark, Forrest got his hat trick.  Ryan Fraser cut in from the left and laid the ball off to Forrest, who touched it passed the defender and hit a low shot past the keeper.  That made it 5 goals in 99 minutes for Forrest.  With 16 minutes left, Israel came close with a low shot that went just past the post.  A minute later though, they pulled one back to make it a nervous ending.  Poor defending again gave Zahavi space to shoot outside the box, and the shot was deflected past McGregor.  This brought life back into Israel, and Scotland were holding on.  With only 2 minutes remaining, Allan McGregor pulled off a great point blank save to prevent an equaliser.  At the final whistle there were large celebrations, as Scotland had qualified for the Euro 2020 playoffs for the first time in 15 years, and they won promotion to Group B.