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PLAYER RATINGS: Scotland 2-0 Albania – McLeish’s men win Nations League opener

Scotland have got their Nations League campaign off to a good start after beating Albania 2-0 tonight.

Steven Naismith headed the hosts in front, although it did go in off Berat Djimsiti, two minutes after the second half kicked off.

He then doubled his tally and Scotland’s lead with a second header from a corner 25 minutes later.

Check out the player ratings for both sides below…

PLAYER RATINGS (according to website WhoScored)

SCOTLAND:

McGregor (Rangers) – 6.9
Souttar (Hearts) – 7.0
Mulgrew (Blackburn) – 7.5
Tierney (Celtic) – 6.8
O’Donnell (Kilmarnock) – 7.9
McGinn (Aston Villa) – 7.9
McDonald (Fulham) – 6.3
McGregor (Celtic) – 7.1
Robertson (Liverpool) – 7.3
Russell (Sporting Kansas City) – 6.8
Naismith (Hearts) – 7.8
Armstrong (Southampton) (sub) – 6.7
McTominay (Manchester United) (sub) – 6.2
Griffiths (Celtic) (sub) – 6.0

ALBANIA:

Strakosha (Lazio) – 6.5
Hysaj (Napoli) – 7.0
Veseli (Empoli) – 7.2
Djimsiti (Atalanta) – 6.8
Binaku (Malmo) – 5.9
Xhaka (Basel) – 6.7
Lilaj (Gabala) – 6.4
Ndoj (Brescia) – 6.6
Gavazaj (Yenisey Krasnoyarsk) – 6.0
Balaj (Akhmat Grozny) – 6.4
Memushaj (Pescara) – 6.3
Prenga (Inter Zaprešić) (sub) – 6.5
Manaj (Albacete) (sub) – 6.1
Mihaj (Panetolikos) (sub) – 6.1

 

Social media users gave plenty of reaction on the game. Understandably, much of that talk was about Naismith, who was trending on Twitter throughout the game – check out those tweets on the next page.

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