Scotland reach Euro 2020 after penalty shoot-out win over Serbia

SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE: Scotland players celebrate after winning the match against Serbia on Thursday in Belgrade, Serbia REUTERS/Marko Djurica TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
WP soccer SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE: Scotland players celebrate after winning the match against Serbia on Thursday in Belgrade, Serbia REUTERS/Marko Djurica TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Scotland reached their first European Championship finals since 1996 after a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win in Serbia with the match ending 1-1 after extra time in the Balkan nation's capital on Thursday.

Scotland converted all their penalties and mobbed each other after their goalkeeper David Marshall saved the home side's final spot kick, diving to his left to keep out Aleksandar Mitrovic's shot.

Ryan Christie fired a dominant Scotland into a 52nd-minute lead with a superb shot on the turn before substitute Luka Jovic equalised in the 90th when he headed home a Filip Mladenovic corner to force extra time.

Scotland will join the 24-nation tournament's Group D including England, the Czech Republic and 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia, with matches in that pool to be played at Wembley and Hampden Park.

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