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September 8, 2012 10:00 PM MYT
Hampden Park — Glasgow
Referee:‬ J. Eriksson‎
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Player Ratings: Scotland 0-0 Serbia

Craig Levein's side were forced to settle for a draw in the home opener in the World Cup 2014 qualification campaign as the Serbs manage to leave Glasgow with a vital point

By Matthew Harold

  • Allan McGregor
    1
    1
    3.00

    Allan McGregor

    The former Rangers keeper took a painkilling injection in order to start for the Scots and it was worth it as he made a sensational save from a Kolarov free-kick early on and made another vital save in the final minute to preserve a point.

  • Alan Hutton
    0
    2
    1.50

    Alan Hutton

    Has not had a lot of football at Aston Villa recently and it shows as the blistering form he used to have while at Rangers was not on show, made a couple of silly challenges during the game.

  • Andy Webster
    0
    2
    2.50

    Andy Webster

    A calming influence at the back for Scotland, the Hearts centre-back looked controlled as he linked up with both Berra and Caldwell throughout.

  • Christophe Berra
    0
    2
    2.50

    Christophe Berra

    Formed a good partnership with Webster next to him and offered height for Levein at set pieces.

  • Gary Caldwell
    1
    1
    3.50

    Gary Caldwell

    The anchor man in front of the back four, offered support and protection to the defence, while also being able to start moves for the home side going forward, nearly setting up Naismith for a goal.

  • Paul Dixon
    2
    2
    4.00

    Paul Dixon Top of the Match

    The Huddersfield Town new boy settled in nicely for his first competitive start as he was full of confidence and willing to run at the Serbia defence and also looked good for the Scots when asked to defend.

  • Charlie Adam
    1
    2
    1.50

    Charlie Adam Flop of the Match

    Wasted far too many set pieces, whether it was corners or free-kicks as he rarely found a team-mate, with Stojkovic comfortably catching most of his efforts.

  • James Morrison
    2
    2
    2.50

    James Morrison

    Did well at linking up with Miller as Scotland went forward, offering as much support as he could to the striker in front of him, was replaced by Mackie late on.

  • Robert Snodgrass
    0
    2
    3.00

    Robert Snodgrass

    Tried to race at Kolarov constantly, putting the full-back under pressure, had a couple of good chances in the first half, had a quiet period in the second and was ultimately replaced by Forrest.

  • Kenny Miller
    0
    2
    2.50

    Kenny Miller

    The Vancouver Whitecaps forward gave his all for his country as he continually ran at the Serbian defence, but could rarely get a decent shot on goal, was substituted for Rhodes as his legs started to tire.

  • Steven Naismith
    0
    2
    2.50

    Steven Naismith

    Was lucky to stay on the park as he could have seen red for a forearm smash on Ninkovic off the ball, other than that he offered attacking flair for the home side, missed a golden opportunity to get a goal as he was put in by Caldwell.

Substitutions

  • James Forrest
    0
    2
    2.50

    James Forrest

    Replaced Snodgrass as Scotland looked to get width on the right hand side, had a golden opportunity in injury time to get the winner.

  • Jamie Mackie
    0
    2
    2.50

    Jamie Mackie

    Replaced Morrison and added extra pace to the Scotland midfield.

  • Jordan Rhodes
    1
    1
    2.00

    Jordan Rhodes

    Came on for Miller as Scotland searched out a winner.

  • Vladimir Stojkovic
    3
    2
    2.50

    Vladimir Stojkovic

    Rarely troubled by the Scottish attack early on and handled the set pieces that came from Adam with a lot of ease, made a superb save from Miller in the second half.

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    4
    4
    2.00

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    As with his club side, he looks good going forward but when asked to defend, the full-back was found wanting at times, as Snodgrass ran at him, but managed to snuff him out in the second period.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    2
    3
    2.50

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Booed by the home support for comments that he made about Craig Levein’s side earlier in the week, found Naismith troubling at times.

  • Milan Biševac
    4
    0
    3.50

    Milan Biševac

    Had a few scary moments, but he looked the most composed of the Serbian defence, as he managed to block any Scotland attack that came at him.

  • Matija Nastasic
    3
    2
    1.50

    Matija Nastasic

    Clumsy with some of his tackling, challenges on both Sndograss and Hutton within the first half an hour landed the Manchester City new boy with a yellow card and he continued to struggle later on.

  • Aleksandar Ignjovski
    3
    1
    2.50

    Aleksandar Ignjovski

    Had a quiet outing, with a few chances for the Serbs, but did nothing to trouble either McGregor or the Scotland rear-guard, as he put his chances wide of goal.

  • Darko Lazović
    2
    1
    2.00

    Darko Lazović

    Did not receive enough service in the first half, but when he did the Crvena Zvezda midfielder could not get a proper shot on goal due to the stiff Scottish defence, was eventually replaced by Tadic.

  • Filip Djuricic
    2
    1
    2.50

    Filip Djuricic

    Was not as effective as he would have liked to have been, as he was blocked from getting forward as much as he would have liked.

  • Milos Ninkovic
    1
    3
    2.50

    Milos Ninkovic

    Tried to get into the game as much as he could, but he could not find the final ball for the visitors.

  • Srđan Mijailović
    1
    3
    1.50

    Srđan Mijailović

    Was lucky not to give away a goal to the Scots just before the half-time whistle as he gave the ball away in his own half, but was saved by poor finishing, was eventually hauled off by the manager at half time.

  • Zoran Tosic
    3
    1
    2.50

    Zoran Tosic

    The former Manchester United midfielder seemed to over-complicate things when going forward, trying the tricky thing when there was an easier option in front of him.

Substitutions

  • Ljubomir Fejsa
    2
    3
    2.00

    Ljubomir Fejsa

    Replaced Mijailovic at the interval and looked a lot more solid for Serbia than the man he replaced.

  • Dejan Lekic
    3
    1
    2.50

    Dejan Lekic

    Came on late on and had little time to make an impact.

  • Dusan Tadic
    5
    0
    2.50

    Dusan Tadic

    It was a shock that he did not start, but was brought on for Lazovic with Serbia looking to get on the front foot and he managed to get in behind the Scotland defence on a couple of occasions.

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