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Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

, Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

SCOTLAND sneaked into their first major final for 22 years when Serbia’s Fulham striker Alexsandr Mitrovic became the only player to miss a shootout penalty

Ryan Christie had deservedly blasted Scotland in front on 52 minutes with a left-footer from 22 yards in off the right post.

Steve Clarke saw his Scotland side reach the Euros via play-off shootoutin Serbia

It was only then that Serbia cranked up the pressure, whilst still creating little.

But from the last of a succession of corners Serbia sub Luka Jovic thumped home a header in the 90th minute to take this play-off into extra time.

And the Scots were clinging on in defence during the added half-hour, surviving another tricky corner in the final seconds as the tie went to penalties.

Serbia had not qualified for a major finals for 22 years, with a Euros group spot alongside England and the Republic of Ireland at stake.

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, Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

Scotland’s defender Stephen O’Donnell tussles in the air with Serbia’s Fulham frontman Aleksandar Mitrovic

, Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

Serbia team-mates mob Luka Jovic after the sub took the play-off to extra time

, Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic rises in the 90th minute to level for Serbia and take the Euro play-off to an extra half-hour

, Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

It’s a bundle of joy for the Scots after Ryan Christie strikes early in the second period

, Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

Ryan Christie measures his breakthrough goal with lethal precision

, Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

Luka Jovic is at the bottom after putting Serbia on a high with his last-minute leveller before extra time

, Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

Scotland players pile in to rejoice after Ryan Christie drilled them in front, only for Serbia to level on 90 minutes

, Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

Opening scorer Ryan Christie peels away to celebrate with fellow Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes

 

 

 

, Serbia 1 Scotland 1 (aet): Scots reach first major finals for 22 years as Mitrovic misses shootout penalty

Serbia boss Ljubisa Tumbakovic shows the tension as their play-off with Scotland for a Euro place went all the way

 

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