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International Reds: Dalglish stuns Dutch

Scotland's 3-2 win over a mighty Netherlands side that included Ruud Krol, Johnny Rep and Johan Neeskens at the 1978 World Cup is one of the greatest matches in the nation's history and two Liverpool players - Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness - were at the heart of it.

Having hit the bar and had two goals ruled out for offside early in the game, the Scots found themselves 1-0 down against the 1974 World Cup finalists when Rob Rensenbrink scored from the spot.

But then came the fightback. Dalglish levelled on the stroke of half-time with a half-volley that thundered into the roof of the net and shortly after the break the imperious Souness won a penalty, which Archie Gemmill dispatched to make it 2-1.

The Scots, whose fans burst into a chorus of You'll Never Walk Alone, needed to win by three clear goals to stay in the tournament and when Gemmill weaved balletically through the Dutch defence to add his jaw-dropping second strike to make it 3-1, the impossible looked possible.

Rep's 30-yard screamer four minutes later would eventually put the Scots out on goal difference, while the Dutch finished as runners up for the second World Cup in a row, but the game remains one of Scotland’s greatest World Cup moments.

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