Posté le: Ven 12 Oct 2018 - 03:44 Sujet du message: Israel 2-1 Scotland: Kieran Tierney own goal dents Scots' Na
[font=Daisy Script:4c64a395d2] Israel 2-1 Scotland: Kieran Tierney own goal dents Scots' Nations League hopes [font=Daisy Script:4c64a395d2]
sbo333Scotland's hopes of Nations League promotion were dented after Kieran Tierney's own goal helped Israel come from behind to win 2-1 in Haifa. Charlie Mulgrew's penalty after 25 minutes gave Alex McLeish's side the lead, but Dor Peretz made amends for his foul on Steven Naismith to haul the hosts level (52).
John Souttar was dismissed for a second bookable offence after dragging down striker Moanes Dabour, and Israel completed the turnaround when Beram Kayal's cross was inadvertently shinned into his own net by Tierney (75). The result - Scotland's first defeat in a competitive match since November 2016 - means all nations in Group C1 are locked on three points, with Scotland's superior goal difference meaning they remain top ahead of facing Albania in Shkoder next month.
This was Israel's first victory since beating Liechtenstein two years ago and their first under Andi Herzog, and the scoreline flattered Scotland. Allan McGregor produced numerous saves sbo333 but the visitors were handed a gift to break the deadlock. Naismith didn't appear to be going anywhere when he was barged blatantly in the back by Peretz, allowing the Blackburn defender Mulgrew to score his first international goal in four and a half years.
But Israel made a mockery of their lowly FIFA world ranking of 94th and grew in confidence after Mulgrew was substituted at half-time with a suspected hamstring injury. McGregor had already seen his left post struck by Ben Sahar's shot either side of Dabour coming close on two occasions, but it took just seven minutes of the second period for Israel to respond.
Talb Tawatha cut inside from the left and threaded a pass through to Peretz who held off Andy Robertson to dig out his shot and find McGregor's bottom corner. Things got worse for Scotland when Souttar, already on a booking for a foul on Israel captain Bibras Natkho, sbo333 was caught in possession by Dabour, and the Hearts defender took drastic action in pulling his opponent back to receive a second yellow card from Polish referee Daniel Stefanski.