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Northern Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifying campaign ended in heartache as Michal Duris' extra-time goal condemned them to play-off final defeat at home to Slovakia - 2-1 the final score.
A dramatic own goal from Milan Skriniar in the 88th minute cancelled out Juraj Kucka's first-half opener and sent the game into an extra half an hour.
Paddy McNair made it:
🎥 Here’s that NI equaliser - Paddy McNair does brilliantly to create space down the right and force an own goal from Inter's Milan Skriniar! #GAWA pic.twitter.com/B8OhTZ4OaE— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 12, 2020
FT: Euro play-off final@NorthernIreland 1— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 12, 2020
Great #GAWA comeback rewarded with late own goal equaliser.
Could have been even better - inspired sub Kyle Lafferty hit post with stunning effort in last min.
Extra-time at Windsor. pic.twitter.com/6nImjiuKKg
The momentum seemed to be with the hosts but it all changed in the 110th minute when a hopeful through-ball bounced off Jonny Evans and fell kindly for Duris to beat Bailey Peacock-Farrell at his near post.
The Burnley goalkeeper will feel he could have done better, but it was a bitter blow for Northern Ireland as their hopes of qualifying for a second consecutive European Championship were dashed.
FT AET: Euro play-off final@NorthernIreland 1— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 12, 2020
Visitors snatch victory in 2nd period of extra-time
After the semi-final heroics in Bosnia, a bitter end for the #GAWA back in Belfast
Slovakia have now shattered the Euro dreams of both Northern Ireland and Republic pic.twitter.com/goochD6jlZ
Ian Baraclough's men began the night in the unusual position of favourites against a side who sacked their manager last month, but they could not capitalise as Slovakia made the most of the chances they were gifted.
Northern Ireland were roared on by the 1,060 fans allowed into Windsor Park, but they ultimately went home bitterly disappointed.
🎥 Friday the 13th, the morning after the night before - a Euro play-off final defeat against Slovakia at Windsor Park.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 13, 2020
Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough says "It's going to hurt for quite some time." 1/2 pic.twitter.com/cg8Z6U2D0e
🎥 Josh Magennis & @dallas_stuart react to last night's heartbreaking defeat. 2/2 #GAWA— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 13, 2020
Sport on air on the hour & https://t.co/boX2EdCtC7 pic.twitter.com/SRWluFp77B
All over: Devastated NI skipper Steven Davis.