Sep 7, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Hampden Park
Scotland
2-3
Germany
Hummels (28' og.), McArthur (43')
Morrison (55'), Maloney (58')
FT(HT: 2-2)
Muller (18', 34'), Gundogan (54')

Result: Germany hold off late Scotland charge to win in Glasgow

Scotland are unable to cause an upset as they lose 3-2 at home to world champions Germany in their Euro 2016 Group D qualifier.

Scotland's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 are hanging by a thread after a 3-2 loss at home to world champions Germany.

Germany's midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (R) celebrates after scoring their third goal as Scotland's midfielder Scott Brown reacts behind during the Euro 2016 qualifying group D football match between Scotland and Germany at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Septembe© Getty Images

Germany went ahead in the 18th minute when Thomas Muller picked up the ball and drove towards goal before firing in a low shot from 20 yards which took a wicked deflection off Russell Martin before nestling in the far corner.

However, Scotland were afforded their own stroke of luck as they drew level in the 28th minute when Shaun Maloney's free kick was spilled by Manuel Neuer and ricocheted into the net off the stationary Mats Hummels.

They were level for little more than five minutes though, as Muller netted his second of the game in the 34th minute. David Marshall repelled Emre Can's initial strike, but the ball fell to Muller, who adjusted well to nod it into the net via the inside of the post.

Mario Gotze then had the ball in the net after a swivel and volley, but the goal was disallowed for offside.

Just two minutes before the break, James McArthur brought another roar from the crowd as he levelled with a controlled half-volley from the edge of the box after Germany failed to sufficiently clear a corner.

Shaun Maloney of Scotland celebrates the own goal scored by Mats Hummels of Germany with team mates during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier Group D match between Scotland and Germany at Hampden Park on September 7, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.© Getty Images

Shortly after the break, Gotze was denied a goal by the offside flag for a second time, but he didn't have to wait long to celebrate his side going ahead once more.

Gundogan played a one-two with Muller before passing the ball into the back of the net off the foot of Marshall's near post.

Bastian Schweinsteiger then sent a powerful shot towards goal which Marshall did well to parry to safety, before Alan Hutton's surging run ended with a shot billowing into the side-netting.

With Scotland pushing more men forward in search of an equaliser, they became more open at the back and Gundogan almost put the game beyond any doubt with a thunderous strike from the edge of the box, but Marshall beat it away.

Germany held on to secure all three points, which means that Scotland's only hope of qualification now is through the playoffs.

Shaun Maloney of Scotland celebrates the own goal scored by Mats Hummels of Germany with team mates during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier Group D match between Scotland and Germany at Hampden Park on September 7, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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