Oct 14, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​National Stadium
Poland
2-2
Scotland
Maczynski (12'), Milik (76')
Krychowiak (60'), Mila (83')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Maloney (18'), Naismith (57')
Greer (86')

Player Ratings: Poland 2-2 Scotland

Sports Mole looks at the individual performances from Scotland's 2-2 draw with Poland in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

Poland maintained their lead at the top of Group D in the Euro 2016 qualifiers after scoring a late equaliser for a 2-2 draw with Scotland this evening.

Krzysztof Maczynski fired the home side ahead after just 11 minutes, but efforts from Shaun Maloney and Steven Naismith gave Gordon Strachan's men the lead.

However, a late rally from Poland saw Arkadiusz Milik fire home inside the final 15 minutes, ensuring that the two teams finished level.

Here, Sports Mole looks at the individual performances from both sets of players.



Poland's Krzysztof Maczynski celebrates with teammates after scoring during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying match between Poland and Scotland on October 14, 2014© Getty Images
POLAND

Goal

Wojciech Szczesny: The Arsenal goalkeeper did not have the busiest night in the Poland goal, but he made a crucial save when Shaun Maloney tried to extend Scotland's lead to 3-1 just moments before the equaliser went in for the other end. He may feel that he could have done better with the two goals that he let in though, particularly the second. (5/10)

Defence

Artur Jedrzejczyk: Jedrzejczyk showed plenty of pace getting forward and caused a few problems in the box for Scotland as well as making some solid blocks at the back. (7/10)

Lukas Szukala: Szukala was one of the quieter players on the Poland team, making a couple of decent plays at the back for the hosts, but he was fairly anonymous after the break. (4/10)

Kamil Glik: Glik played a big role in helping Poland get the ball forward, creating chances for Lewandowski and Milik in the first half before having a couple of shots of his own late on, but he was unable to find the target. (5/10)

Lukasz Piszczek: Like his defensive colleagues, Piszczek spent a lot of the match trying to assist the attack, and provided a couple of decent balls into the box to test the Scotland back four. (5/10)

Midfield

Waldemar Sobota: Sobota made a couple of decent blocks early on before getting forward more later in the first half to create a couple of chances for the hosts. He was taken off with just under half an hour left as Poland changed to a more attacking setup. (6/10)

Grzegorz Krychowiak: Krychowiak was quiet in the first half, but made some solid challenges to help slow down the Scotland attack when they were enjoying a strong spell after the break, although he did pick up a booking. (5/10)

Kamil Grosicki: Grosicki was busy throughout the match, and almost scored a winner in the final five minutes when he hit the post shortly before being subbed off. (7/10)

Krzysztof Maczynski: The midfielder was in the right place at the right time to fire in the opening goal of the night, and he had plenty of other chances, as well as setting up a couple of Robert Lewandowski shots. (8/10)

Attack

Arkadiusz Milik: The striker was probably the best player on the pitch, as he was involved in the build-up to the opening goal before rifling home the equaliser for Poland. (9/10)

Robert Lewandowski: The forward was a constant threat up front and came close to scoring on several occasions, but was ultimately unable to find the back of the net. (6/10)

Substitutes

Sebastian Mila: The midfielder replaced Sobota for the final half-hour, and provided good burst of pace up front for the home side, and he could have set up a late winner for Glik, but the defender headed wide. (7/10)

Michal Zyro: The young winger came on for the final couple of minutes for his international debut but he barely had a touch before the full-time whistle. (2/10)



Scotland's players react after Steven Naismith scored a goal against Poland during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group D qualifying football match Poland vs Scotland in Warsaw, Poland on October 14, 2014© Getty Images
SCOTLAND

Goal

David Marshall: The goalkeeper made some stunning saves late on to prevent Poland scoring a late winner, and there was little he could have done to prevent the two goals that he did concede. (6/10)

Defence

Alan Hutton: The defender will be disappointed not to have cleared his lines in the run-up to the opening goal, but otherwise had a solid night, making several blocks and clearances at the back. (5/10)

Steven Whittaker: The defender was lucky not to attract the attention of the referee for a studs-up challenge on Lewandowski early on, but Whittaker did make some crucial contributions in the second half. (5/10)

Russell Martin: While the rest of the back four got forward when possible, Martin played pretty much an exclusively defensive role, breaking down several dangerous-looking moves from the hosts. (6/10)

Gordon Greer: On his first competitive international appearance, Greer struggled with the pace of Lewandowski and Maczynski early on, but marked well during set pieces in the final moments. (4/10)

Midfield

Shaun Maloney: Maloney had a busy evening, scoring the opening goal for the visitors before coming close to a second after the break. He also set up several chances for his teammates and helped out at the back. (8/10)

James Morrison: Morrison was quiet in the first half, but was heavily involved after the break. His best chance came following a run from Anya, but he could not quite match his teammate's pace to meet the cross. (5/10)

Scott Brown: The captain played a big role as ever for Scotland, although he was undone by some stunning footwork for Mila on the final moments. (7/10)

Iketchi Anya: The winger's pace could not be matched by any of the Poland players as he constantly ran past them down the left flank. Anya provided the cross for the first goal and played the full 90 minutes despite being a doubt with a calf injury before kickoff. (7/10)

Attack

Steven Fletcher: The striker had a couple of good chances in the first half, and linked up well with Naismith and Maloney, but was unable to get on the scoresheet himself. (6/10)

Steve Naismith: The striker gave the visitors the lead in the second half with a well-taken shot and set up chances for Fletcher and Brown before being substituted. (8/10)

Substitutes

Darren Fletcher: The midfielder replaced Steven Fletcher for the final 20 minutes of the match, and he tried to set up Anya for a late winner for the visitors, but the through-ball was blocked. (5/10)

Chris Martin: Martin replaced Naismith for the final 20 minutes, and also tried to set up Anya in the final moments, but the move broke down. (5/10)


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