Scotland v Czech Republic: Just one win in six for Scots

Gordon Strachan's Scotland take on the Czech Republic in Prague on Thursday. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS
Gordon Strachan's Scotland take on the Czech Republic in Prague on Thursday. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS
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1999: SCOTLAND 1 
CZECH REPUBLIC 2

A Euro qualifier at Celtic Park saw Craig Brown’s Scots sink to a home defeat in what was captain Gary McAllister’s last game for his country. Booed by his own fans, the captain called time on his cap career after 57 appearances. Eoin Jess scored for Scotland.

1999: CZECH REPUBLIC 3 SCOTLAND 2

In the return match in Prague Scotland led 2-0 after 62 minutes through Allan Johnston and Paul Ritchie. But the Czechs, who had finished runners-up to Germany at Euro 96, stormed back to win 3-2 with goals from Tomáš Řepka and substitutes Pavel Kuka and, agonisingly, Jan Koller, with just three minutes remaining.

2008: CZECH REPUBLIC 3 SCOTLAND 1

George Burley took his Scotland side to Prague for an end-of- season friendly but the visitors fell 2-0 behind to goals from former Rangers winger Libor Sionko and Michal Kadlec. Motherwell striker David Clarkson, on his international debut, pulled a goal back but Sionko scored to make it 3-1.

2010: SCOTLAND 1 
CZECH REPUBLIC 0

In the first game of the Craig Levein era, the new coach got off to a winning start in this challenge match. A second-half goal by Scott Brown, pictured, separated the sides in Scotland’s first victory in a Hampden friendly for 14 years.

2010: CZECH REPUBLIC 1 SCOTLAND 0

A Euro qualifier notorious for Levein’s 4-6-0 formation. He gambled on playing without a striker and the tactics meant Kenny Miller, who had been due to earn his 50th cap, was dropped to the bench. The Scots held on for 69 minutes until Roman Hubnik headed in the winner.

2011: SCOTLAND 2 
CZECH REPUBLIC 2

A controversial late penalty by Kadlec devastated Scotland’s Euro 2012 qualifying hopes. They had led 2-1 through goals from Kenny Miller and Darren Fletcher. But the Czechs won a penalty in stoppage time when Jan Rezek dived under a tackle by Danny Wilson.