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PLAYER RATINGS: McGregor capped solid display with goal but Scotland missed authority of McTominay

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PLAYER RATINGS: Callum McGregor capped impressive display with goal and John McGinn was always a threat… but Scotland missed midfield authority of Scott McTominay as their Euro 2020 adventure was ended by Croatia

Scotland’s hopes of winning through to the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time ended with a sobering 3-1 Euro 2020 defeat by Croatia at Hampden Park.

The Scots, playing in their first major tournament since the 1998 France World Cup, needed a victory in their final Group D fixture to reach the last 16 but despite a big effort fell short again. 

Sportsmail’s Jack Gaughan rated the players.

Scott McTominay did well in an unfamiliar position but Scotland missed his midfield authority

Scott McTominay did well in an unfamiliar position but Scotland missed his midfield authority

Scotland (3-5-2)

David Marshall – 6.5

Very little he could have done about Croatia’s goals. Swept up well behind the defence.

Scott McTominay – 6

Decent reading of the game in an unfamiliar position but Scotland miss his authority in midfield.

Grant Hanley – 5.5

Anchoring a back three is a big ask and Hanley struggled to deal with Bruno Petkovic dropping off.

Kieran Tierney – 6

Excellent understanding with Andy Robertson down the left and some big defensive challenges.

Scotland midfielder Callum McGregor scored a stunning equaliser on the stroke of half-time

Scotland midfielder Callum McGregor scored a stunning equaliser on the stroke of half-time

Stephen O’Donnell – 5

Found it tough. Caught under the ball in the build-up to Nikola Vasic firing the visitors in front.

Stuart Armstrong – 6

Use of the ball is nowhere near Billy Gilmour’s but he is a willing runner going forward.

John McGinn – 6.5

The midfielder with responsibility to go and join in. Always a threat when breaking the lines.

Callum McGregor – 7

Scored a stunning equaliser on the stroke of half-time, rattled in from the edge of the box.

Midfielder John McGinn made his presence felt and he was always a threat against Croatia

Midfielder John McGinn made his presence felt and he was always a threat against Croatia

Andy Robertson – 6.5

Undoubtedly gives this team something extra in the final third and can sharply change the tempo.

Lyndon Dykes – 6

Industrious display again from Dykes, who proved a handful and brought others into play.

Che Adams – 6.5

Lively as a foil to Dykes. Possesses a constant goal threat and occupies defenders in dangerous areas.

SUBS

Scott McKenna (for Hanley 33, 6)

Ryan Fraser (for Armstrong 70, 6)

Kevin Nisbet (for Adams 84)

Nathan Patterson (for O’Donnell 84)

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