The visitors only had to wait another two minutes to seize the advantage, however, as they punished Scottish slackness.
Here are three winners and three losers as Scotland fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Portugal.
Bruma then put the game beyond the beleaguered Scots with an emphatic finish from inside the box in the 84th minute before Naismith at least ensured some late cheer for those who had remained to the end as he curled in his 11th goal of the season for club and country after being teed up in the box by substitute Gary Mackay-Steven.
But McLeish, who has introduced several youngsters to global football since being appointed back in February, revealed he had been encouraged by much of Scotland's play.
It wasn't enough to get him a place in Scotland's starting XI last night.
"We had one or two sniffs around the goals without being tremendously unsafe".
"The performance against Israel was unacceptable, but they are capable of much better than that and I thought the Albania game was better than I expected", he said.
Under pressure after two defeats in four days, however, McLeish said: 'There are others examples of managers being under the cosh in recent times. We look for everyone to be on their A game when it comes to those two games'.
McLeish reverted to a back four against the second-string Portugal, who were missing Ronaldo among others.
Just eight months into his second spell as manager McLeish has won just two games - against Hungary and Albania.
"I know every system there is to know". "I've coached teams before with three at the back it's been quite fashionable recently".
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Plus d'une quarantaine de gendarmes dont le PGHM et la police technique ont procédé aux premières constatations. Le tireur, un chasseur de 22 ans faisait partie des invités de cette battue.
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We want to adapt to different formations. For the Albania game it really worked.
"I am not making any decision at this peculiar moment, with two games next month we will have long and hard chats about that". I guess it determines next month, we'll see.
"We will try to get information that will beat the opposition and play with a lot more urgency against Albania".
The manager was in desperate need of some form of boost from last night's friendly after coming under fire in the wake of Thursday's abject UEFA Nations League defeat by Israel.
The difference between playing for Kilmarnock week-in-week-out and facing a player with the quality of Bruma looked apparent and, in all honesty, O'Donnell was way out of his depth. Oli McBurnie lost possession in the lead-up to the opening goal as did Jack Hendry for the third.
"There are young players there, a lot of them are learning the trade, some of them have come in during the summer when we had to make new recruits", he said.
"We shoot ourselves in the foot against the two top teams, Belgium and Portugal, with the basic errors that we made". "That's the disappointing aspect of it". You expect the top teams to cut through you with the some majestic skill and leave you trailing but we were the perpetrators of our own mistakes.
'But we knew we were up against top-class players. I know there was a lot of Portugal players rested but there was still a lot of money on the pitch'.
McLeish will now begin considering those names to include in one the most important squads he will have assembled in his entire managerial career.
Naismith's curler with virtually the last kick of the contest was little consolation for Scotland.
He has reportedly inappropriately touched women who have worked with, made jokes on rape victims, among other things. I had faced sexual harassment early in life but this sort of humiliation was a new experience.
May is probably going to have to count on opposition votes, and will need to present it as the only viable alternative to chaos. Mr Davis and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned from May's cabinet this summer to protest her Brexit plans.
This did not hinder Wasps game plan as their forwards made the gain line and Lima Sopoaga nailed a penalty. Luke McGrath darted across the whitewash to punish Wasps , who at that stage were down to 14 men.
A century on debut, followed by a breezy 70 in the second innings and then he remained unbeaten in the chase of 72. The 10 wicket win made it 21 matches for India against the men from the Caribbean without tasting a defeat.
Allegri has been managing Juventus FC since 2014 and has provided exceptional results during his tenure with the Italian giants. Jose Mourinho's men have managed to collect only thirteen points out of eight league games.
The prices vary from region to region due to local taxes, as the product is excluded from the Goods and Services Tax regime. While Delhi and Kolkata saw a hike of 8 paise, a litre of diesel has increased by 9 paise in Mumbai and Chennai.
In the coming days, Prince Harry and Meghan will visit attractions including the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo and Bondi Beach. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at Sydney Airport at about 7am on Monday morning on a Qantas flight from London.
According to online reports, this is the second time a snake has slipped into this branch of the bank. The python was handed over to the region's Wildlife Rescue Research and Epidemic Monitoring Centre.
Unai Emery has already improved my game, says Granit Xhaka
And according to the report, manager Emery had a big say in binning the new contract, citing new players as his main reason. That means that, as things stand, the Wales worldwide would be able to leave on a free transfer in the summer.
Butler will play in Timberwolves' season opener
However, former Chicago Bulls star Butler is set to face the Spurs on Wednesday, according to Thibodeau. When the Wolves played a preseason game in Milwaukee on Friday, Butler stayed back.
Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
In just the last few years RadioShack, Toys "R" Us and Sports Authority have all followed the path to the retailer graveyard. The company is also talking to lenders about providing it with debtor-in-possession financing, CNBC reported .