Scotland made it eight games unbeaten – their best run in 32 years – as they resisted intense second-half pressure for a hard-fought Nations League win over Czech Republic at Hampden.
Ryan Fraser’s sixth-minute finish gave the hosts a lead they clung on to.
Steve Clarke’s men defended resolutely – and were grateful for an incredible Tomas Soucek miss – to go four points clear at the top of Group B.
Their next assignment is the Euro 2020 play-off final in Serbia next month.
Fraser twice threatened a second before the break, and substitute Oli McBurnie smacked the crossbar late on.
But Scotland rode their luck amid a Czech onslaught to secure a third consecutive clean sheet and match the eight-game undefeated streak of Andy Roxburgh’s side of 1987-88.
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- 1MarshallBooked at 81mins
- 18TaylorSubstituted forHanlonat 79′minutes
- 7McGinnSubstituted forPatersonat 79′minutes
- 9DykesBooked at 51minsSubstituted forMcBurnieat 65′minutes
- 17FraserSubstituted forMcLeanat 70′minutes
- 3CelustkaSubstituted forHovorkaat 20′minutes
- 18BorilBooked at 42mins
- 21KralSubstituted forKaderábekat 77′minutes
- 12MasopustSubstituted forPoznarat 66′minutes
- 10ProvodSubstituted forSevcikat 65′minutes
- 20VydraSubstituted forRabusicat 77′minutes
Match ends, Scotland 1, Czech Republic 0.
Second Half ends, Scotland 1, Czech Republic 0.
Attempt blocked. Michael Rabusic (Czech Republic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Petr Sevcik.
Corner, Czech Republic. Conceded by David Marshall.
Attempt saved. Jan Boril (Czech Republic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Vladimír Darida.
Hand ball by Vladimir Coufal (Czech Republic).
Corner, Czech Republic. Conceded by Kenny McLean.
Corner, Czech Republic. Conceded by Andrew Considine.
Oliver McBurnie (Scotland) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Callum Paterson.
Foul by Michael Rabusic (Czech Republic).
Paul Hanlon (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Tomas Soucek (Czech Republic) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.
Jan Boril (Czech Republic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Declan Gallagher (Scotland).
David Marshall (Scotland) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Tomás Poznar (Czech Republic).
Scott McTominay (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Scotland. Callum Paterson replaces John McGinn.
Substitution, Scotland. Paul Hanlon replaces Greg Taylor.
Substitution, Czech Republic. Michael Rabusic replaces Matej Vydra.