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International round-up: McLean scores winning penalty in shootout for Scotland

8 October 2020

Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean scored the winning penalty in Scotland's shootout against Israel in their Euro qualifier semi-final on Thursday evening.

Coming on in the 113th minute, McLean was called into action for the inevitable penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw with the Israel side.

Stepping up for the fifth and potentially decisive penalty, the City midfielder kept his cool and converted from the spot to send Scotland to the final of the Euro qualifiers. 

Elsewhere, Michael McGovern was an unused substitution for Northern Ireland in their penalty shootout win over Bosnia & Herzegovina.

After conceding early on to the Bosnian side, Niall McGinn came to Ireland's rescue with an equaliser in the second-half. Finding no more than a goal apiece, the all-important qualifier also went to extra-time and subsequent penalties.

Bosnia went on to miss two penalties in a row, opening the door for the Irish side to take a 4-3 win, joining Scotland in progressing to the Euro qualifier finals.

Adam Idah rounded off the trios evening as an unused substitute in the Republic of Ireland's shootout loss to Slovakia. Much like Northern Ireland and Scotland, Stephen Kenny's side saw their game decided with spot kicks after a 0-0 draw at the end of extra-time with the hosts.

After missing two penalties, it was Slovakia who booked their place in the qualifier finals with a 4-2 win over the Republic of Ireland.


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