Scotland 2-3 Germany: Player ratings for the hosts

The Scotland team

Despite equalising twice against the world champions, Scotland lost 3-2 to Germany in their Euro 2016 qualifier at Hampden.

The defeat leaves the Scots in fourth place, four points behind Republic of Ireland with two games remaining.

How did the Scotland players perform? BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller offers his view.

DAVID MARSHALL: 8

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall

Played well against a very good German side and made a couple of really good saves. He can't be faulted for any of the three goals.

ALAN HUTTON: 8

Defender Alan Hutton tussles with Mezut Ozil

The full back was the most impressive of Scotland's back four. His energy going forward was a real plus for the side.

RUSSELL MARTIN: 7

Defender Russell Martin

The Norwich City defender and Grant Hanley formed a decent central partnership and performed well in difficult circumstances. Unfortunate role in Germany's first goal as the deflection left David Marshall stranded.

GRANT HANLEY: 7

Grant Hanley

Been out of the national side for a while but showed a good understanding with Russell Martin. The defence conceded three goals but Hanley gave as much as he could against a potent attack.

CHARLIE MULGREW: 7

Scotland's Charlie Mulgrew

Did okay and faced a difficult night, used the ball quite well and played with his head up in a position he's not used to these days.

JAMES McARTHUR: 7

James McArthur

Not one of his more impressive games and he dived in for first Germany goal. Maybe his inexperience at international level showed there. However, he took his goal really well to give Scotland renewed hope.

SCOTT BROWN: 6

Scott Brown

Better than he was in Georgia but still below his best. The fire is there and he was fully committed as always, illustrated by a number of crunching tackles in midfield.

JAMES FORREST: 6

James Forrest

Not really in the game against the Germans and the winger didn't do enough going forward.

JAMES MORRISON: 6

James Morrison (centre)

Lucky to stay on the park in the second half with a couple of challenges. Gave the ball away on a number of occasions and will be disappointed with his display.

SHAUN MALONEY: 6

Shaun Maloney

Put in a decent delivery for Scotland's first goal, but could've covered more effectively defensively at Germany's second goal.

STEVEN FLETCHER: 6

Steven Fletcher

Excellent attitude and held the ball up well despite lack of support - no real chances and you have to feed striker with ammunition.

SUBSTITUTES:

CHRIS MARTIN: 6

Put himself about when he came on. Didn't really have time to make an impact.

MATT RITCHIE: 6

Only 10 minutes to make a difference and by that stage Scotland had decided to play the ball forward early - this didn't suit him and he struggled as a result.

IKECHI ANYA: 7

Showed good appetite when he replaced Maloney, his directness and willingness to take defenders on gave us a lift. He made a far greater impact than in Tbilisi.

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