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Scotland - Gemmill 1978 (Shirt)

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Scotland - Gemmill 1978 (Shirt)

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With Scotland on its way out of the tournament, needing to defeat the 1974 finalists Netherlands by a three-goal margin in order to move into the second round, miniature midfielder Archie Gemmill popped up to give the nation the faintest bit of hope.

Already up 2-1 thanks to goals from Kenny Dalglish and a Gemmill penalty kick, the Scots advanced down the field with just over twenty minutes left to keep their World Cup dream alive. Outside of the area, Gemmill picked up the ball and dribbled splendidly past three Dutch to find himself one-on-one with the keeper. Cleverly, the midfielder blasted a shot over and through the onrushing Jan Jongbloed to make it 3-1 in the 68th minute.

Three minutes later, Gemmill played his part in another goal; this time it was for the Netherlands, however, as a deflection off his leg flew in past Alan Rough to make it 3-2. The match would end by the same scoreline and Scotland were eliminated, while the Dutch once again reached the final, where they fell 3-1 to host nation Argentina.


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