Israel 1-1 Scotland

Ryan Christie's conversion from the penalty spot gave Scotland the lead just before the break

By Scott Mullen, BBC Sport Scotland: Scotland were denied a fourth-straight victory and a winning start to their Nations League campaign after a frustrating draw against Israel.

Ryan Christie’s penalty had the Scots in front at half-time inside an empty Hampden. But a slick move from the Israelis carved open their hosts with 17 minutes to play, allowing Eran Zahavi to crash in a sweet strike.

Steve Clarke’s side now face Czech Republic away on Monday, with Israel returning next month in a European Championship play-off.

Lyndon Dykes made his Scotland debut in attack, but struggled to make an impact during a deeply frustrating night for Scotland.

And instead of equalling a winning-run record that has stood since 2007, a sense of what could have been will linger in the aftermath of this surreal contest.

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