Young Scots succumb to South American heat
McLeish: experimental side
Peru 2 Scotland 0
Alex Mcleish’s experimental Scotland team wilted under the South American sun to suffer defeat in the first of their friendly fixtures.
Goals from Christian Cueva and Jefferson Farfan saw the hosts make the most of defensive lapses and win comfortably. The visitors failed to land a strike on goal.
McLeish handed starting positions to a number of players having excused some players from the trip while others withdrew.
That left him with a relatively inexperienced group and he named an inexperienced side to start in the Estadio Nacional.
Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer made his debut, as did Hibs duo Lewis Stevenson and Dylan Archer and Kilmarnock’s Stephen O’Donnell.
Peru fielded the team which has qualified for Russia 2018 and rocketed up the FIFA rankings.
Archer, O’Donnell, Mulgrew, McKenna, Stevenson, McGeouch (sub: Shinnie 76′), McLean (sub: Cadden 87′), McTominay, McGinn (sub: Paterson 63′), Murphy (sub: McBurnie 63′), Phillips (sub: Morgan 72′)