RECAP: Serbia 1-1 Scotland - 4-5 pens: David Marshall saves Mitrovic penalty to send Scotland to Euro 2020

Follow the action from Belgrade with us as Scotland and Steve Clarke aim to make history and return to a major men’s football championship for the first time this century. They take on Serbia in belgrade with the winner qualifying for UEFA Euro 2020.

Steve Clarke, Scotland manager (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Steve Clarke, Scotland manager (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

It all comes down to this.

Scotland. In Serbia. One match. In Belgrade. One win…. and it’s party time.

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There is a lot at stake tonight for Steve Clarke’s side, but there’s an air of positivity that Scotland might just do it this time and reach the first big tournament since France 1998 and the first European Championships in more than a quarter of a century.

So as the nation collectively holds its breath we’ll be bringing you all the latest from the big one in Belgrade.

Build-up, kick-off at 7.45pm and then all the post-match analysis, reaction – and hopefully celebrations too.

Scroll down and refresh for updates.

Serbia v Scotland: Euro 2020 play-off - RECAP

Last updated: Thursday, 12 November, 2020, 19:30

  • Serbia 1 Scotland 1  
    (Jovic 89, Christie 51)
    (HT: 0-0) (FT: 1-1)  (ET 1-1)
     
  • Scotland win on penalties 5-4
  • Placed in Group D  - England, Croatia, Czech Republic
  • First match vs Czech Rep on June 14

Hello and welcome to The Scotsman’s live matchnight coverage of Scotland’s make-or-break match in Belgrade.

Are we going to a major men’s football tournament for the first time since 1998?

Is 25 years away from European Championships coming to an end?

Join us to find out on what could be a historic night for Scottish football!

OK… so here’s what you need to know about tonight’s game - how to watch, who to watch and the recent form and bookmakers’ odds if you’re that way inclined.

Serbia v Scotland: Kick-off time, is it on TV, who to watch, form guide, Euro 2020 play-off preview, last match

It’s all or nothing for Steve Clarke and Scotland on Thursday night when the qualification campaign for next summer’s delayed Euro 2020 championship comes to a climax.

Referee tonight is Antonio Matheu from Spain.

Andy Robertson helped look forward to tonight’s game. He spoke to the media about what faces Scotland tonight in Belgrade…

Why Andy Robertson will draw on Liverpool drought to help Scotland

Hankering after something that was once enjoyed on a regular basis is not a feeling exclusive to Scotland fans.

For us it’s business as usual - it’s a game of football. We can only win or lose.

Steve Clarke, Scotland manager

The nation’s hopes rest on these 11 men this evening…

100 minutes to go, or so…

We had the bookies’ odds in the Scotland preview below, but here’s the latest best prices

Serbia 4/5 (BetVictor)

Draw 5/2 (Bet365)

Scotland 17/4 (Bet365)

40 minutes to go….

Nervous…. don’t be

Scotland's qualification cliffhangers: Dramatic deciders of the past revisited ahead of Serbia showdown

Scotland are on the verge of qualification for the nation’s first major men’s tournament in 22 years and it’s all on the line in Belgrade on Thursday night.

£9.25m for the team who qualifies according to Tom English on BBC SportsoundWOW

A lot more than national pride riding on this then

Steve Clarke was asked by Sky Sports’ Luke Shanley what his last message to the players would be in just a few minutes time…

Go out and try to enjoy the night, play to your maximum  and we’ll see what we get

Steve Clarke, Scotland manager

What are you tipping for tonight’s game?

Our writers had their say earlier today

Serbia v Scotland: 'My heart says yes, my head says otherwise' - journalists predictions for huge clash

We’ve asked some our writers for their Serbia-Scotland predictions and which Scotland team they’d pick ...

Serbia don’t have their problems to seek.

After the Serie A players won their race to make the training camp, one of them - Aleksandar Kolarov - misses out, as does a familiar face for Match of the Day viewers.

Second Serbian star tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of crunch Euro 2020 play-off with Scotland

Serbia have been rocked by news a second member of their national team set-up has returned a positive Covid-19 result and will miss the Euro 2020 play-off against Scotland.

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