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Summary

  1. Mulgrew stunned by injury-time red card
  2. Both teams hit woodwork
  3. FT: Hungary 1-2 Northern Ireland
  4. FT: Georgia 1-2 Republic of Ireland

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Well, that's all folks.

Who said the Euro 2016 qualifiers were going to be drab and boring? Northern Ireland come from behind to win away to Hungary, the Republic of Ireland triumph away to Georgia, Scotland give the world champions a scare.

We're back on Monday to see how England get on away to Switzerland. And on Tuesday, it's the turn of Wales. Thanks for your company.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

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Henry Winter: Scotland lost but troubled the world champions. Scottish players inspired by the shirt, not inhibited by it. England take note.

Elsewhere in Europe...

Full-time in the other qualifiers around Europe and undoubtedly the biggest surprise result is Albania's 1-0 win at Portugal. Bekim Balaj's fierce volley secured the points for the away side and Portugal will be hoping to see Cristiano Ronaldo back from injury as soon as possible.

Elsewhere, it was the Robert Lewandowski show as the Poland striker scored four as his side beat Gibraltar 7-0. Finland came back from a brief scare to beat Faroe Islands 3-1, while Greece lost 1-0 at home to Romania.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Former Everton midfielder

Peter Reid: Scotland's fans take a bow. Outstanding.

Manager reaction

Germany 2-1 Scotland

More from Scotland manager Gordon Strachan: "I thought we would get a point and I actually thought we would win it at one stage. There were no points, we had the performance but the next game is a big game and we will look forward to that challenge when it comes round."

On the referee: "It is not for me to talk about the referee. I will leave that to the assessor. I will let other people discuss it."

Manager reaction

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, speaking to Sky Sports: "I feel disappointed for the people who came to watch us, and the players as well. To have put in that kind of work, going out there against really physical players, they stood up to it.

"Germany were going to make chances, that was going to happen, but we played with a real freedom in the second half."

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Former Scotland captain

Colin Hendry: So the referee sends off one of our boys for kicking the ball away. So what about being the last man and dragging your opponent down?

Hendry is clearly unhappy that Germany forward Thomas Muller was not red carded for hauling down Shaun Maloney in the dying stages.

Player reaction

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was disappointing. We were probably the team towards the end, we were in the ascendency at that point.

"We are trying to get points on the board. The gaffer changed things for the second half and we played well. It shows how well we had done that we have come away disappointed with this result against Germany."

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Andy in Armagh: Gordon Strachan has got Scotland going places. At long last there is a man who knows what he is doing in charge of the national team, and someone who can inject belief and organisation into his players. His tactics are always spot on.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

"Since Gordon Strachan took over he has put belief into the players. The Scottish players have that cocky belief in themselves. They believe they can stand up to teams and take them on.

"If you have that belief you have that chance to take on teams. Scotland created a good few chances, more than most teams. The thing I love about Scotland is they go out and they give everything for that shirt."

Gordon Strachan gestures to his players
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Mark Lynch: What an absolutely awful piece of refereeing in the last two minutes. How did he not add on the extra time?

Matt I: Scotland doubters just kept having to lower their score line prediction as the game wore on. Immensely proud of Scotland.

Tony Paterson: Glorious failure is still failure for Scotland. If we can't defend we'll drop lots of points. Martin-Hanley never a partnership.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Lots of positives for Scotland to take into their next game. Up next in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign? Georgia at home on 11 October followed by Poland away on 14 October.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

"Germany were very good in the first half, Scotland were slightly better in the second half but I have to say I was disappointed with the referee.

"In short, he bottled it. He bottled it with two or three big decisions. The most important thing was Scotland played well but the referee? Hang your head in shame."

Manuel Neuer thanks the fans
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Germany 2-1 Scotland

Gordon Strachan has seen his players give absolutely everything in Dortmund but he looks angry as he makes his way towards the tunnel.

The Scotland manager is clearly unhappy with the decision to send off Charlie Mulgrew.

We're going to hear a lot more about this.

FULL-TIME

Germany 2-1 Scotland

All over. A brave, brave performance by Scotland against the world champions.

Gordon Strachan applauds the away fans
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Elsewhere in Europe...

Lewandowski
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Robert Lewandowski completes his hat-trick before quickly adding his fourth for good measure and make it 7-0 to Poland against Gibraltar, who have certainly had a tough introduction to competitive football as a Uefa member.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Astonishing finish. Thomas Muller is denied his hat-trick by a post - a low long-range strike - before the Germany forward is yellow carded for hauling back Shaun Maloney.

RED CARD

Germany 2-1 Scotland - Charlie Mulgrew

Scotland will finish with 10 men as Charlie Mulgrew receives a second yellow card and is sent off.

Mulgrew looks stunned - the booking was for kicking the ball away after the whistle had gone.

Charlie Mulgrew of Scotland is sent off
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Germany 2-1 Scotland

Marco Reus is helped off the pitch and play resumes.

It's now or never for Scotland. There's still time for one last chance.

An injured Marco Reus of Germany is carried off the pitch
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Three minutes to go

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Three minutes of added time.

Play is held up as Marco Reus crumples to the ground following a heavy challenge.

The hosts are preparing to send on Matthias Ginter.

Marco Reus of Germany is injured
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Sho Rahman: If Scotland don't get a point from this game they're gonna be devastated. They've matched Germany tonight.

Kevin Lloyd: How many times have we seen Scotland push big teams, before being inept against other minnows?

Connor McQuade: Regardless of the result tonight, highly encouraged by Scotland's performance tonight. Bodes well I hope

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

"It is just tiredness now for Scotland. Alan Hutton was pulled out there but it was not his fault, he tried to get as close as he could to their man but no-one came to help. But Scotland survived it."

Germany 2-1 Scotland

The answer is no.

Germany win another corner but they are in no rush to take it.

Mario Gotze goes close with a close range finish which falls narrowly wide.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Time running out for Scotland.

Another corner for Germany. The visitors pack their penalty area with 10 blue shirts. But it comes to nothing.

Can Scotland counter-attack?

Elsewhere in Europe...

The dream for the Faroe Islands was alive for just 12 minutes as Finland have since scored three goals to lead 3-1.

No changes in the scores from elsewhere in Europe, with Poland perhaps taking their foot off the pedal against Gibraltar as they still lead 5-0, while Romania and Albania are beating Greece and Portugal 1-0 respectively.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall (right)
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Lots of tired legs on show now from both sets of players.

Germany know they have been in a game. They have had to fight for these points and they are not guaranteed yet.

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Sam from Telford: England have adopted Andy Murray. Can we adopt the Scottish football team too? They play better football.

Calum, Aberdeen: If we get Hanley out of the team Scotland might actually be able to achieve something internationally, unfortunately Strachan has other ideas and persists. Great performance otherwise lads.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

"Do you think Sebastian Rudy might not fancy playing against Ikechi Anya every week? He has worked his socks off tonight. The way the Germans play they are quite cavalier, they do push up really far."

FINAL 10 MINUTES

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Scotland are still pushing forward in search of a second equaliser. Steven Naismith is replaced by Shaun Maloney.

Gordon Strachan reacts
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Pawel in Edinburgh: What a display from "outsiders". Albania are winning at Portugal, the Faroe Island are drawing with Finland. And Scotland are producing a great performance against the world champions.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Germany free-kick.

I'm sure it will have looked good on the training ground but it goes horribly wrong on the pitch as Thomas Muller fails to prevent Toni Kroos's cross into the area from going out.

Very ordinary from the world champions.

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Mubarak Hasan: Just when I thought Scotland will park the bus.. Heartbreak

Paul Flanagan: Whatever happens tonight Strachan is showing he can squeeze every last drop out of players he has available.

William Lewis: What a response from the world champions!

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Whatever the final outcome, Gordon Strachan will be heartened by what he has seen by his players against the world champions. There has been no rolling over. Anything but. Scotland have been bright and breezy and have given Germany a real scare.

Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

"This has been a real joy to see Scotland having a go. They are toe-to-toe with Germany and there is enough fight in this Scotland group to give other teams a game in this group."

Elsewhere in Europe...

Albania Portugal
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Bit a surprise elsewhere in Europe as Albania are winning 1-0 at Portugal, with Bekim Balaj firing home seven minutes into the second half. It is a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal, I might add, but an impressive scoreline at the moment nevertheless.

Elsewhere, Gibraltar's resolve against Poland has been broken. Four goals in 10 second-half minutes - including two from Robert Lewnadowski - means the away side lead 5-0 and still 25 minutes to go in that game.

Elsewhere, Finland have equalised against Faroe Islands, while Romania are still beating Greece 1-0.

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Scots Wehey: Ach... we just annoyed them.

YELLOW CARD

Germany 2-1 Scotland

Pressure straight away from Scotland. Steven Naismith is in a good attacking position and brought down close to the edge of the Germany box by Erik Durm, who is booked for his troubles. Charlie Mulgrew's poor subsequent free-kick hits the wall.

Germany 2-1 Scotland

This is breathless. This is relentless. And this is not over. Scotland are still in this.

Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

"Painful, very, very painful. That goal is a gift to Germany. The delivery was good but they have got lucky because the ball has pinged around fallen to the right player for them. Can Scotland come back again? Is it at all possible? I think they believe they can."

GOAL

Germany 2-1 Scotland - Thomas Muller

One step forward, two steps back for Scotland. . . .

They are level for just four minutes as Thomas Muller pokes Germany back into the lead after the visitors fail to deal with a corner.

Heartbreak.

Scotland players react as Thomas Mueller of Germany celebrates
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