Spain player ratings vs Scotland: Full-backs Dani Carvajal & Pedro Porro FLOP as much-rotated La Roja are humbled by Scotland

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Scott McTominay scored twice to lift Scotland past a lifeless Spain side at Hampden Park.

Errors from two full-backs marked a forgettable evening for a much-changed Spain team, as La Roja fell 2-0 to Scotland.

Pedro Porro made the first mistake, easily ceding the ball to an advancing Andy Robertson, who fed McTominay for a 1-0 Scotland lead inside 10 minutes.

La Roja did show some fight for the remainder of the first period, with Joselu rattling the bar and Porro forcing a diving stop out of Angus Gunn.

Then, a second error doomed the Spanish. Dani Carvajal was barged off the ball by a surging Kieran Tierney, whose angled cross deflected into the path of McTominay to hand the home side a 2-0 advantage — an unassailable deficit for Luis de la Fuente's side.

GOAL rates Spain's players from Hampden Park...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence
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    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Kepa Arrizabalaga (5/10):

    Couldn't really do anything about either goal. Almost allowed a rather harmless free kick to float in.

    Pedro Porro (3/10):

    Gave the ball away in the run up to Scotland's opener, seemed rattled by Robertson's gamesmanship. Subbed at half time.

    David Garcia (5/10):

    Lost track of his man on a couple of occasions. His poor clearance fell perfectly to McTominay for Scotland's second.

    Inigo Martinez (6/10):

    Progressed the ball well, good in the air. Probably Spain's only good performer on the night.

    Jose Gaya (5/10):

    Certainly didn't lack for legs, but his final ball was lacking.

  2. Midfield
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    Rodri (6/10):

    Composed as ever on the ball, offered a much-needed calm in the middle of the pitch.

    Mikel Merino (6/10):

    Was up for the fight in central midfield, and moved the ball well. Could have done with some support in front of him, though.

    Yeremi Pino (5/10):

    Deployed first on the right, and didn't offer much. Then switched to the left, where he didn't offer much.

    Dani Ceballos (5/10):

    Scarcely given room to operate as a No. 10. Didn't create a single chance.

    Mikel Oyarzabal (4/10):

    Wasn't the expressive presence that Spain needed. Replaced by Nico Williams at half time.

  3. Attack
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    Joselu (5/10):

    Caused problems with his height and physicality, putting two headers on target inside the first 25 minutes. The former Stoke striker was largely ineffective after, and removed after 66 minutes.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Dani Carvajal (3/10):

    Brought on at half time. Horribly slow in the run-up to Scotland's second. Legs looked gone.

    Nico Williams (5/10):

    Offered more of a threat in behind, ran at Robertson. Didn't provide the right pass, though.

    Iago Aspas (4/10):

    Fluffed his lines immediately after being introduced. Could have been sent off for a reckless elbow.

    Borja Iglesias (4/10):

    Brought on to relieve Joselu. Touched the ball four times in nearly 30 minutes of work.

    Gavi (N/A):

    Introduced in the 79th minute, which was about 79 minutes too late.

    Luis de la Fuente (3/10):

    Made eight changes from Saturday's win over Norway, and it cost him. His team were rattled by the home side, and never found a foothold in the game. He simply doesn't have the depth or quality of previous Spanish sides.