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Summary

  1. Lafferty stabs home late in injury time
  2. Northern Ireland one win from Euro 2016
  3. FT: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Georgia
  4. Irish third in Group D with 15 points
  5. FT: Scotland 2-3 Germany
  6. Scots fourth in Group D with 11 points

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Kyle Lafferty

    And that is that for another night of drama in Europe.

    'Pure theatre' was Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill's verdict.

    There's no better line to round things out. See you tomorrow!

  2. No nonsense

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Quote Message: The reality is we were the better team and created more chances. Yes, I expect to win in Ireland next month. Of course. from Joachim Low Germany manager
    Joachim LowGermany manager
    Joachim Low
  3. The remaining games

    Republic of Ireland host Germany on 8 October, before heading to Poland three days later. Tough? I'll say.

    Scotland, meanwhile, have Poland at home before ending at Gibraltar.

    That could be the key game...

  4. Post update

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: The most likely thing, I think, is that Republic of Ireland will lose to both Poland and Germany in their last two games so Scotland can still finish third. This ain't finished yet.
    Scotland fans
  5. Post update

    Scotland are six points off the top two with two games to go. And four points behind third-placed Republic of Ireland.

    Anyone sharing Gordon Strachan's positive outlook? 

  6. Gordon believes

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    More from Gordon Strachan : "Let's get this straight: we're still in this. Trust me, we're still in this..."  

  7. 'We can be proud'

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Scotland boss Gordon Strachan: "There's a couple of times in my managerial career where I get angry or sad. Actually, at this point, you feel for the players.

    "Whatever you think, over two games they've put in some amount of work. Sometimes football is more than what you drink; what you eat and how you train.

    "It's inside you. No-one can tell me that every one of those guys has something inside them that drives them on.

    "To stand up, after going behind to the world champions [twice] and to keep coming back, keep plugging away - they can be proud of their performances."

    Gordon Strachan
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    Poland were 8-0 up until the last three minutes...

    Gibraltar celebrate their goal
  9. All about the play-offs

    Finishing third puts a team into the play-offs - unless you are the best third-placed side. When you go through automatically.

    Confused? This is from the Uefa rule book.....

    Article 14 Qualification for the final tournament

    14.01 The nine group winners, the nine group runners-up and the best third-placed team qualify directly for the final tournament.

    14.02 To compare the rankings between the qualifying groups and to determine the best third-placed team, the results against the teams in sixth place are discarded. The following criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings: a. higher number of points obtained; b. superior goal difference; c. higher number of goals scored; d. higher number of away goals scored; e. fair play conduct in all group matches as defined in Annex C.5.1; f. position in the Uefa national team coefficient rankings (see Annex B.1.2.b)

  10. Post update

    Plenty more reaction to tonight's games coming up. Don't go away.

    In the meantime, Andy Murray is just getting under way in his latest US Open clash.

    Follow that one over here.

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  12. Post update

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Kyle Lafferty is a good player but he is not a great player. For a player of his ability, I think he has done really, really well, particularly for Northern Ireland."

    Kyle Lafferty
  13. 'Is this Lafferty's time?'

    Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "In the past for Northern Ireland putting away the weaker teams has always been their downfall because they have to be on the front foot.

    "They struggled tonight, especially in the right back area. As the game went on, they struggled to cope with the power and pace.

    "The problem with Kyle Lafferty over the last few years is maybe off the pitch was taking up too much of his time. Once managers and clubs work you out like that, they will give a few chances and then come down on you.

    "Look at Kyle's career, for whatever reason clubs haven't been able to make him concentrate solely on what happens on the pitch. Maybe this is his time."

  14. As it stands

    Pick the bones out of this one.

    Germany are all but there, with a win from their last two games enough to triple-stamp qualification.

    Poland were always going to beat Gibraltar and stay second, while it looks a long way home from here for Scotland. 

    Table
  15. As it stands

    Still looking good for Northern Ireland - thanks to Kyle Lafferty's last-ditch heroics...

    Table
  16. Post update

  17. Post update

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Absolutely Scotland can nick third still. I expected Scotland to get zero points tonight. If Republic of Ireland don't get any more points, which would be unsurprising and Scotland draw with Poland and get a point against Gibraltar, they would get third. I think that is fairly likely. Ireland still have to do something very special."

  18. 'It was pure theatre'

    Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    Quote Message: Nerve wracking to say the least. We dominated the game first half but Hungary came into it. It was a mistake for the goal and a red card but then we saw true grit. It's a massive point for us. At 1-0 down our head-to-head with Hungary was still better as we scored two in Budapest so we couldn't go too gung-ho. It wasn't vintage, but it was pure theatre. I've never seen a player booked twice in one incident and I don't agree with it. from Michael O'Neill Northern Ireland manager
    Michael O'NeillNorthern Ireland manager
    Michael O'Neill
  19. Post update

    Kyle Lafferty added in his post-match interview that referee Cuneyt Cakir explained the Chris Baird red card "two or three times" clearly out on the pitch. No complaints from the Norwich striker - who is banned himself for the Greece game.

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    Nick in Stratford upon Avon on text:  As a recently trained referee I can tell you it is in the laws of football that you cannot give two yellow cards within the same period of play. Advantage played so only the most serious offence punished. 

    Anyone?

  21. 'The champagne is on ice'

    Great honesty...

    Quote Message: We have two games left and we need one more push. The fans came here for a party but the champagne is on ice. The squad are willing to fight to the end. This team doesn't know when to stop working. My yellow card was stupid, I was too eager. It was the right decision, my own stupidity. from Kyle Lafferty Northern Ireland striker
    Kyle LaffertyNorthern Ireland striker
    Kyle Lafferty
  22. Post update

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Conor McNamara

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "The damage for Strachan's team was done in Georgia. This was always going to be a difficult task and Scotland didn't let themselves down. It was just the class of Germany that told."

  23. Post update

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

  24. Post update

    Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    So a win at home to Greece will send Northern Ireland through.

    They won 2-0 out in Greece last October. The same again and it's party time in France. 

    James Ward celebrates scoring against Greece
  25. Post update

    Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "Greece are going to pick a point up between now and the campaign. It opens it all up. This is a three-team tournament to qualify. But the pressure is on Hungary, they know they have to win their two games."

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  27. Post update

    Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    Mark Chapman

    BBC Sport presenter

    Kyle Lafferty celebrates

    "Goalkeeper Mike McGovern felt as though he could not join in the celebrations. He was heading towards the changing room but the subs and the backroom staff made sure he did not leave the pitch.

    "None of the fans have left. It was like Hungary have lost a cup final"

  28. Post update

    Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    Alistair Bruce-Ball

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Had Northern Ireland lost that game it was right in Hungary's hands, with the two games they have left. That was a big goal for Northern Ireland."

    The Northern Ireland bench celebrate
  29. Post update

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Scotland gave it a go - at times - but they were just nowhere near Germany.

    Read full reaction here.

    Gordon Strachan and James Morrison
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  31. Post update

    Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    What a huge, huge goal from Kyle Lafferty!

    The man who can't get near a game for Norwich has got seven goals in qualifying.

    It means that a win against Greece, at home, in the next game would put Northern Ireland through. 

    Kyle Lafferty
  32. Post update

    FT: Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    Alistair Bruce-Ball

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "They are celebrating here as if they have qualified for the tournament. All you can see is men,women and children bouncing up and down waving their scarves.

    "They will need a win against Greece but it all looked lost."

  33. FULL-TIME

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Gordon Strachan looks on frustrated
  34. FULL-TIME

    Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    An EVEN bigger point!

  35. FULL-TIME

    Republic of Ireland 1-0 Georgia

    A big win.

    Republic of Ireland celebrate their goal
  36. Post update

    Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart:"Blow your whistle ref, I can't take it any more. Nothing more than they deserve."

    Kyle Lafferty
  37. Post update

    Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

  38. GOAL - Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

    Kyle Lafferty (90+3 mins)

    Kyle Lafferty

    What a goal that is for Northern Ireland! In the nick of time!

    A corner is hit deep, Niall McGinn lashes in a shot from 18 yards which Gabor Kiraly should hold, he's held them for 20 years or more.

    But he can't hold it, and Kyle Lafferty, hero of this campaign, reacts well to hammer into the roof of the net!

  39. GREAT SAVE!

    Republic of Ireland 1-0 Georgia

    Cracking drive from sub James McClean, a bucket full of curl on it but it's just about tipped over...

  40. INJURY TIME

    Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    FIVE MINUTES added on! Groans from the travelling support...

    Michael McGovern looks on
  41. Goal for Gibraltar!

    Jake Gosling has bagged for Gibraltar! Poland's lead cut to 8-1... 

  42. Get Involved

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    Robin Smit : Both challenges were absolutely shocking from Baird but the referee should only give one yellow as he only saw one challenge.

    Andrew Priestley:  I agree with the referee on that one, even as a NI fan. Two clear yellow cards for Chris Baird. Absolute stupidity from him.

  43. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    At the risk on inflaming the situation. that was possibly actually good refereeing from Cuneyt Cakir. Careful how you spell that one.

    THREE MINUTES left. 

  44. What went on there then?

    Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    Alistair Bruce-Ball

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Chris Baird committed a foul earlier in the move. The ref played an advantage, booked him for that, and then booked him for a shocking foul later in the move."

  45. Post update

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Scotland have barely seen the ball since the Germans went ahead. The world champions looking as good as you'd expect. Is it all over for Scotland now?

    Bastian Schweinsteiger
  46. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 1-0 Georgia

    Into the last five minutes in Dublin, where there is no such drama. The Republic looking good for a big win. 

  47. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "That is a joke. You can't raise your arms. It is a red card offence. What is the point in the official being behind the goal."

    Cuneyt Cakir
  48. YELLOW CARD

    Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    I predicted red cards an hour or so ago and we could have another one here as Tamas Priskin throws a shoulder at Gareth McAuley. He is booked, as McAuley rather poorly throws himself to the floor. Get up!

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  50. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "I don't know what to say. Shocking decision.I don't know what the referee has seen. Just goes to say referees can spoil a game of football."

  51. RED CARD - Chris Baird

    Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    Chris Baird is sent off

    Chaos ensues as Northern Ireland's night goes from poor to awful.

    Chris Bairdis booked for a foul and then shown a second one instantly. Is that a case of mistaken identity? The referee seems to indicate that Baird had fouled a man earlier, he played advantage, and then picked up a second.

    The second challenge was a shocker. Northern Ireland down to 10 men. their big night going south fast. 

  52. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "Northern Ireland have to pick the tempo up and get right in their faces. The only way they are going to get back in this is by pressing the life out of the Hungarians."

    Northern Ireland players look dejected
  53. Ten to go

    Into the last 10 minutes around Europe. It's in the balance in all three games...

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    Paddy: Heartbreaker. Poor Michael... Need a goal now boys!!

    Andrew Priestley: A real sickener for Northern Ireland.

    Northern Ireland looks dejected
  55. As it stands

    How tight do you want it?

    The top two qualify automatically for the finals in France.

    Table
  56. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    Unfortunately for Michael McGovern, he definitely will see that again.

    Hungary's last two games are against Faroe Islands and Greece, How expensive could that error prove to be?

  57. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Michael McGovern

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "Mike McGovern will never want to see that again as long as he lives. It is a horrible mistake. When he came for the ball he looked like he had comfortably got it but one of the attackers running across his eye line has put him off."

  58. GOAL - Northern Ireland 0-1 Hungary

    Richard Guzmics (74 mins)

    Oh dear! A shocker from Northern Ireland keeper Michael McGovern as he lets Balazs Dzsudzsak's free-kick through his hands, leaving Richard Guzmics with a tap-in.

    Richard Guzmics scores
  59. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    In Belfast, it is Hungary who are ending the game strongly. David Healy, hero of 10 years ago, gives the thumbs up from the stands but it is Hungary pushing hard...

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    Jonathan Walters celebrates
  61. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 1-0 Georgia

    That goal is very bad news for Scotland.

    Republic of Ireland are currently in third place in Group D, four clear of Scotland and two behind Poland. With two games to go.

  62. GOAL - Republic of Ireland 1-0 Georgia

    Jon Walters (69 mins)

    Take a bow Jeff Hendrick! Brilliant, brilliant play from the Derby man ignites a game which was threatening to peter out. He beats one man on the left, comes inside, nutmegs another, goes around another and then puts it on a plate for Jon Walters, a yard out. He tackles the ball home and the hosts are ahead.

    Party time in Dublin! Well, it always is. But more reason!

    Jonathan Walters
  63. Get Involved

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    Tom Unter: Scotland tonight are like that kid at school that would work so hard only to be bested by someone with half the effort.

    Connor McMeekin: When you can't watch your country in their heroic attempt to qualify for the Euros you can feel stuck anywhere!

    Max Baggins-Craig: So far am bored, frustrated & drained (not jus cos I've ran out of beer). Hopefully some subs will do something.

    Germany v Scotland
  64. CLOSE!

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Zoltan Gera's legs may be going but he can still whack a ball. Brilliant strike from 25 yards, plenty of swerve and dip on it and it flies just wide. 

  65. Post update

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Germany have got plenty in the tank, don't you worry about that. Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller are involved again, neat play, the lay-off is into the arc of Bastian Schweinsteiger and he thumps a drive at goal. Dave Marshall watches it all the way and fists over the top. 

  66. Post update

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Scotland are working hard. Shaun Maloney has been taken off but it is probably too late. He was probably at fault for the last two goals, he had nothing in the tank and should have been taken off at half time."

  67. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "It is just that composure, that final lack of pass that Northern Ireland are missing."

    Stuart Dallas battles for the ball
  68. CLOSE!

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Georgia

    The Stoke connection almost does the job. Glenn Whelan's shot is going wide until Jon Walters feathers on a header, but Nukri Revishvili gets down smartly to save at the post. 

    Jonathan Walters of the Republic of Ireland
  69. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Lovely play from first Oliver Norwood and then Steven Davis in midfield threatens to open up the Hungarians but in a scene seen all too often tonight, the final pass is just not there.

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    Dek Hunter from Scotland on text:  Booked Disney Land Paris for me and the family. #youneverknow

  71. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Georgia

    In a scene which mirrors that in Belfast, the hosts in green are dominant against opposition in red, but can't score.

    Looks like a pair of 0-0s with half an hour to go. Anyone find the breakthrough? 

    Martin O'Neill
  72. Get Involved

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    Andrew Kemp:  Scotland scoring can only ever have something to do with luck. Never convincing up front

  73. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Ah, thanks for that one David. The old head-to-head rule melting my brain again.

    And that's the third person saying they're 'stuck' somewhere lovely abroad. Leave it out!

    You get stuck in Basingstoke, or Goole. Not Palermo and Barcelona.

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    David Nicholas: Northern Ire. wouldn't need a win if they draw tonight. 2 draws would suffice, since they'd win the head-to-head vs. Hungary.

    Paul Vance: Stuck in Palermo. Nowhere showing the game. Relying on god old BBC. Spirit of '82!

    Steven Davis
  75. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "Hungary are vulnerable in the air at the back. The last three times the ball has been in Hungary's area, Northern Ireland have won it."

  76. Post update

    Scotland 2-3 Germany

  77. GOAL - Scotland 2-3 Germany

    Ilkay Gundogan (54 mins)

    A peach of a goal puts Germany ahead for the third time. Thomas Muller adds an assist to his two goals as he plays a deft reverse pass back to Ilkay Gundogan, and the Dortmund man cleverly steers left-footed int off the base of the post. Clinical. Quality. 

    Ilkay Gundogan celebrates
  78. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Jonny Evans heads over the top as the home fans continue their ceaseless backing.

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    N.J.P:  A Welshman, a Scot and an Irishman in our house. Our Czech and English ladies are just laughing at us

    Not the punchline I was expecting

  80. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Scotland 2-2 Germany

    Thomas Muller has two goals, and now Mario Gotze has had two disallowed. Again he's offside before planting a header into the net.

    Mario Gotze
  81. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Zoltan Gera with a leap regular attendees at The Hawthorns will remember well, up smartly at the back post to plant a header narrowly wide. Chris Brunt then has to be alive to clear another good cross as Hungary step it up. 

  82. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Remember, a goal and Northern Ireland are through. They look a threat from set plays and when Gareth McAuley nods one down into the box Kyle Lafferty is inches away from meeting it with a flick. So close. 

  83. Post update

    Scotland 2-2 Germany

    Germany out of the blocks fast in the second half. Can Scotland keep in the game?

  84. Post update

    Scotland 2-2 Germany

    Bastian Schweinsteiger
  85. CLOSE!

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Georgia

    Great feet from Seamus Coleman, beats two men and then chips a cross to the back post. It's made for Niall Quinn, just 15 years too late. As it is, the ball drifts harmlessly out of touch. 

    Niall Quinn
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    Andrew  on text:  You're being a bit harsh with the ankle description, McArthur's goal was a stunning piece of skill. 

    To be fair Andrew, it did hit his ankle...

  87. KICK-OFF

    We are back under way. Any one stepping up to their respective plates?

    Northern Ireland fans
  88. SUBSTITUTION

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Georgia - Keane off

    Shane Long is on for the Republic - the only surprise that he is instead of - not as well as - Robbie Keane. 

  89. Post update

    Scotland 2-2 Germany

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    Kyle Utterson:  Brilliant character from Scotland and get the feeling tonight could be a famous night for at least one of the British teams.

  91. Post update

    On a serious note, has anyone, from any nation, booked flights and/or accommodation for next summer in France yet?

  92. Post update

    Scotland 2-2 Germany

  93. Post update

    Scotland 2-2 Germany

    A hint of sarcasm perhaps? Germany have had 79 % of possession...

    Gary Lineker against Germany in 1990
  94. As it stands

    Group F

    Northern Ireland remain top of the group but they won't be there yet. They would need a win from their final two games to make sure. 

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    Merrick in Kristianstad, Sweden, on text:  Dammit, I need to be out the door for work at 5am and Scotland keep bringing this game back alive. A 2 goal cushion and I am packing it in. 

  96. Post update

    Scotland 2-2 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "If Scotland get a point tonight and the other results in the group go as I expect, I think Scotland will qualify in third. Gordan Strachan would be delighted with a draw."

  97. As it stands

    Group D

    Robert Lewandowski celebrates

    Poland, 4-0 up at home to Gibraltar, are top of the group thanks to Scotland's equaliser(s).

    It's then a four-point gap and looking like one of Scotland or Republic of Ireland into the play-offs. Tasty. 

  98. 'Phenomenal spirit'

    Scotland 2-2 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Germany have had most of the play. Scotland sporadically getting up the field but what use they are making of it. Scotland have shown phenomenal spirit to get back into this, especially after what they have been through this week."

    Thomas Muller
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  100. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "Steady progress throughout the half. It is a nervy situation but as the game has gone on, their passing and movement has got better and better. The final ball has let them down."

  101. Post update

    Well then, four goals in one game and none in the other two. Who saw that comeback coming from Scotland? Not me, I must confess.

    Manuel Neuer was very unconvincing for both goals, Scotland showing plenty of gumption. 

  102. HALF-TIME

    Scotland 2-2 Germany

    Shaun Maloney celebrtes
  103. HALF-TIME

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Georgia

    Martin O'Neill
  104. HALF-TIME

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Michael O'Neill
  105. Post update

    Scotland 2-2 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I couldn't see it coming but from set pieces Scotland are looking dangerous. Finally a very good goal. It probably shouldn't have stood with a player in an offside position right in front of the goalkeeper. We will keep quiet about that."

  106. GOAL Scotland 2-2 Germany

    James McArthur (43 mins)

    Manuel Neuer, the world's best keeper? Not on tonight's showing. The Bayern Munich man has another moment to forget as Scotland level again!

    A corner from the left is half-cleared, James McArthur follows up with a shot from 16 yards that is more ankle than instep, the ball takes an odd trajectory but is enough to beat the dive of Neuer. Scotland back in it.

    James McArthur celebrates
  107. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Northern Ireland continue to boss this one, Corry Evans playing a lovely give-and-go that Peter Beardsley would be pleased with but his final touch sees him run into traffic. Another cross then ends up in the hands of Gabor Kiraly. No sign of nerves though from the men in green. 

  108. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "Hungary are well organised. I just think when there is good movement around the front line they will struggle."

    Adam Nagy of Hungary
  109. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Scotland 1-2 Germany

    Mario Gotze with a lovely turn and volley into the net - but he's offside. Scotland on the ropes, taking a pummeling now. 

  110. Post update

    Scotland 1-2 Germany

  111. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Georgia

    Still no goals in Dublin, still no real signs of one either. Get Shane Long on.

    James McCarthy battles for the ball
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    Hmm, answers on a postcard. Or a more slightly modern medium, if you prefer.

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    Scotland 1-2 Germany

  114. The 30 club

    Scotland 1-2 Germany

    Thomas Muller now has 30 international goals - the same amount as Alan Shearer. And he's still only 25.

    Forrest walks past the celebrating Germany players
  115. Post update

    Scotland 1-2 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "We have had three goals in this game and they have all been very scrappy. I don't think Thomas Muller will care."

  116. GOAL - Scotland 1-2 Germany

    Thomas Muller (34 mins)

    Just like that, Gary!

    It's quite a Lineker-esque finish actually from Thomas Muller, bagging his fourth goal against Scotland in the group. A lovely move tees up Emre Can for a shot, his side-footer is parried out by David Marshall and Muller just about bundles a header in off the far post. Charlie Mulgrew cleared it away but the ball was clearly in. 

    Thomas Muller celebrates
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  118. Post update

    Scotland 1-1 Germany

    Almost a top-class own goal from Scotland center-back Grant Hanley, getting his body in a horrible position and almost hooking a clearance into the net. 

  119. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "They have to keep giving Stuart Dallas the ball and something will happen. Surely?"

    GT is on it.

    Stuart Dallas
  120. The gameplan

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    It's not often you hear international instructions but the microphones pick out Michael O'Neill's shouts from the sideline. Ready for the gold?

    "Keep the ball. KEEP THE BALL! And find [Stuart] Dallas!"

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    Johnny C: Impressed with the ref in #NIRvHUN game looking to play advantage where possible - premier league refs take note

  122. Post update

    Scotland 1-1 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Since Scotland lost the goal, they really came into the game. The goalkeeper has to do better with that though."

  123. GOAL - Scotland 1-1 Germany

    Mats Hummels (OG 28 mins)

    Rod Stewart's got his jacket off! Big!

    Scotland make a mockery of that stat with a leveller courtesy of the wand of Shaun Maloney's foot.

    His inswinging free-kick is beautifully hit, but you'd still expect Manuel Neuer to pouch it. Instead he can only palm it out and on to the chest of perennial Premier League gossip fodder Mats Hummels, who chests unwittingly into his own net. Game on.

    Scotland celebrate
  124. If you don't want to know the score

    Scotland 0-1 Germany

    Look away now.

    In the last 70 competitive internationals in which Germany have scored first, they have won 65. And drawn the other five.

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    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Georgia

    The Republic testing Georgia's patience and defensive shape with a flurry of Glenn Whelan corners but John O'Shea and co can't force it home.

    Wes Hoolahan of the Republic of Ireland
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    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    I predict a red card or two at Windsor Park tonight. It's a bit tetchy. Olivier Norwood fires in a dipping free-kick which Gabor Kiraly pushes out.

    Remember him? Pyjama-bottomed former Palace legend in nets. Like him. 

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    Scotland 0-1 Germany

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Sport Scotland

    "All it took was for one player - James McArthur - to just get over-anxious to try to cut a pass out rather than keep the shape and Germany capitalise. The irony is that Thomas Muller didn't really get a hold of the shot, but the slight deflection completely wrong-footed David Marshall."

    Thomas Muller celebrates
  128. The Elland Road connection?

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

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    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "There are some good passages of play early on for Northern Ireland."

    Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland
  130. Back on top

    Scotland 0-1 Germany

    That goal puts Germany back on top of Group D, where I fully expect them to stay.

    Or can Scotland spring a surprise? It's been a meek effort so far. 

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    Scotland 0-1 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "There was a massive gap in front of the Scotland defenders and Germany are getting in far too easily."

  132. GOAL - Scotland 0-1 Germany

    Thomas Muller (18 mins)

    Thomas Mullercollects another Germany goal to put Scotland in trouble. The defence back off the Bayern man, never a wise idea, and the former Golden Boot winner cracks in a left-footed strike which takes a hefty deflection off Russell Martin and into the net.

    Thomas Muller celebrates
  133. YELLOW CARD

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    One from the Paul Scholes tackling textbook as Richard Guzmics slices through the back of Kyle Lafferty. Booking. 

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    Scotland 0-0 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "They will be pleased they have not lost a goal. Mario Gotze playing the false nine is killing Scotland though, they don't know how to play it. Worrying times for me."

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    Scotland 0-0 Germany

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Sport Scotland

    "Germany's passing and movement is a joy to behold, but Scotland are sticking doggedly to their task, making it difficult for the visitors to find any penetrating passes into the penalty area. Gordon Strachan's men are well organised, but can they keep up the level of concentration required for the next 75 minutes?"

    Gordon Strachan
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    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Georgia

    A let-off for the home side as Levan Mchedlidze drives through a slow back four but slices his shot and Shay Given is able to make an easy save. 

    Poland are now 2-0 up against Gibraltar. Six is par. 

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    Alastair Allen:  Of all nights to be in Poland! Watching Pol vs Gib but following Norn Iron on #bbcfootball.

    Don't forget you can listen to commentary online by clicking on the audio icon on this page.

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    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Chris Brunt

    You can never really be 'stuck' in Barcelona Conor. Enjoy yourself man! What a place.

    Northern Ireland almost catch out a Hungary defence possessing the organisational skills of a Northern Irishman on a European jaunt, they are very slow to react to a quick Steven Davis free-kick and Stuart Dallas has his shot blocked. 

    The hosts on top...

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    Ready for some very poor planning.....

  140. Post update

    Scotland 0-0 Germany

    Still Germany probe and press but nothing much for Dave Marshall in the Scotland net to do just yet. 

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    Sarah Morgan: Northern Ireland rendition of anthem embodies passion and commitment which makes Euros place so richly deserved.

  142. Post update

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "When you have foreign referees on your own soil you have to be a little bit careful. There was nothing malcious in that from Lafferty, the centre half has made a lot of it."

    Kyle Lafferty is booked
  143. Poles on top

    Group D

    Big news in Group D as Poland take an early lead against Gibraltar.

    Hardly a shock of course but it means they top the group, ahead of Germany, Republic of Ireland and Scotland. 

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  145. YELLOW CARD - Lafferty banned

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Bad news for Northern Ireland as top striker Kyle Lafferty piles into a late challenge and picks up a booking which rules him out of the next game against Greece. Even more reason to wrap it up tonight lads...

    Kyle Lafferty is booked
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    Scotland 0-0 Germany

    A little bit of Arsenal v Norwich as Mesut Ozil drives forwards and has a shot well charged down by Russell Martin. Joachim Low doesn't look too impressed with his side's start. 

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    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Hungary looking shaky at the back, conceding unnecessary free-kicks in tough areas. Send up the big men!

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    David Healy celebrates scoring against Spain

    Tom McDowell: Some people forget that Northern Ireland also beat Spain in the Euro 2008 qualifiers 3-2, David Healy scored all 3!

    Tom Hughes: Come on Green and white army end (nearly) 30 years of hurt and join England in the euros.

    EdinburghMayhem: Gareth Bale MUST have a Scottish granny. EVERYONE has a Scottish granny.

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    Colin from Antrim on text:  I haven't heard Windsor Park this loud for 10 years!!        

  150. Post update

    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Georgia

    The hosts off to a fairly bright start? Is their line-up lacking in ambition though? Robbie Keane rather starved of support up top. 

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    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "It is a bit scrappy to start with. The Hungarians are trying to get the ball down and play the typical European style while Northern Ireland are trying to put them under pressure."

    Steven Davis
  152. CLOSE!

    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Hungary, keen to play the role of party poopers, have the first strike on goal, with Balazs Dzsudzsak firing wide from 20 yards. Good crack. 

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    Scotland 0-0 Germany

    BBC Radio 5 Live

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    Scotland 0-0 Germany

    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Sport Scotland

    "Fair play to the Scotland fans - that was some racket they were making at kick-off. The Germans have been speaking about looking forward to sampling the atmosphere here, but they'll be well used to nights like this, with Bundesliga crowds well known for their own ability to make a bit of noise."

    Scotland fans
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    Scotland 0-0 Germany

    Scotland get through the first 90 seconds without conceding. Germany seeing all of the ball against a very rigid-looking Scottish line-up.

    Follow that game in full here.

    The Scotland team
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    Northern Ireland 0-0 Hungary

    Corry Evans nails his man with an early reducer - perhaps a sign of why he's in the team tonight? The fans love that. 

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    Scotland 0-0 Germany

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Scotland can raise themselves, it is going to be a tough one and a point would be fabulous.

    "They haven't had the best preparation, they were forced to eat Burger King after the game in Georgia on Friday night."

    You can listen to commentary online on this page.

    *Other, unhealthy fast-food burgers are available

  158. KICK-OFF

    And we are go!

    A Northern Ireland fan
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    Northern Ireland v Hungary (19:45 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Former Northern Ireland defender Gerry Taggart: "This is massive for Northern Ireland. Looking at the guys before the anthem, they looked nice and relaxed."