David Marshall was Scotland’s hero as he saved a decisive Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty in a dramatic shootout win to take his nation to Euro 2020.
The Scots ended 22 years of damage and certified for a significant match in dramatic model, with a 5-Four victory on penalties after the sport completed 1-1.
After excellent penalties from Leigh Griffiths, Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay, Oli McBurnie and Kenny McLean, Mitrovic needed to rating to maintain Serbia’s hopes alive within the European qualifying play-off ultimate conflict.
Nevertheless, Marshall fantastically denied the Fulham striker to make sure qualification for Scotland.
Marshall didn’t rejoice instantly, although, as a result of the Derby goalkeeper was checking with referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz, who was ready on VAR, to search out out whether or not he had stepped off his line.
He hadn’t after which proceeded to rejoice along with his teammates.
Ryan Christie’s 52nd-minute aim was cancelled out by Luka Jovic’s injury-time equaliser.
Nevertheless it was in useless as Marshall stood tall within the penalty shootout.
Within the midst of the celebrations, Marshall made it clear he had no time for an interview!
He advised Sky Sports activities: “It was by no means going to be straightforward. We needed to see it via for 3 or 4 minutes on the finish.
“To come back again the way in which we did… the primary hour of the sport we have been fully dominant.
“The second aim was simply not coming, so I’m simply misplaced for phrases with how nicely the lads dealt with that stress after they bought the equaliser.”
He concluded: “I don’t know the way we did it, we deserved it after the first-half, particularly. I’m simply so glad. I don’t even need to be right here, to be sincere!”