Group B (Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-5 nE Northern Ireland, Slovakia 4-2 Ireland nE)
It was 1: 1 (1: 0) 90 minutes after the match between the Bosnians and the Northern Irish. Rad Chronic (14) put the hosts ahead. In the second round, Northern Ireland drew level with Niall McGinn (53rd). Neither team scored a goal in extra time. In the penalty shootout, Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell made a save and Edin Wisca’s crossbar hit decided the penalty shootout. In two games in this group, neither the Slovakians nor the Irish won after 120 minutes. Not a single goal was scored that day. The Slovakians won on penalties as Alan Brown and later Matt Doherty did not convert their efforts. Northern Ireland and Slovakia advanced to the final.
Group C (Norway 1-2 Serbia NV, Scotland 5-3 Israel NE)
Norway lost 2-1 after extra time to Serbia. It is clear that the 2021 European Championship will take place without Borussia Dortmund goal scorer Erling Holland, who has not scored a single goal for the Scandinavians against Serbia. Superstar Serge Milinkovic-Savic (82nd) equalized to give the guests a 1-0 lead over Matthias Norman (88th). In overtime, Milinkovic-Savic added his second goal of the evening (103rd), which was ultimately decisive. Meanwhile, the war between Scotland and Israel went to penalties, where the Scots showed their best nerve and converted five penalties. Among the guests, Eran Sahavi missed a penalty – Mario Gotze’s new teammate was Israel’s first shooter.