Scotland’s UEFA Nations League rivals Israel snatched a last-gasp draw against Slovakia last night.

Again there was an SPFL presence in the Israeli side, Hibs keeper Ofir Marciano lining up in goals with Celtic duo Hatem Abd Elhamed and Nir Biton sitting in defence.


Celtic and Hibs men featured for Israel last night (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

The Hibs stopper conceded his first goal from open play in seven competitive matches after 14 minutes, Michael Duris firing an effort beyond Marciano to hand Slovakia a lead.

That goal looked set to be the winner until Israel sprung up with a late, late equaliser. It came from the substitutes bench, 20-year-old Hoffenheim midfielder Ilkay Elmkies earning a point for his side.

A 1-1 draw between the two sides suits Scotland, with Steve Clarke’s team now sitting two and three points above Israel and Slovakia in the Nations League group respectively.

Marciano will be disappointed that his run of keeping the ball out the net from open play is over but he will look to continue it domestically at least when Hibs travel to St Mirren on Saturday.

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