Today marks 16 years since Don Hutchison scored in a famous 1-0 win over Germany in Bremen.
The FIFA World Champions have won just once in Scotland in the past 20 years and travel to Hampden for a crucial UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying game on Monday 7 September.
To celebrate the anniversary of that Bremen result (and maybe prompt a result in September) we’ve picked out five of Scotland’s most memorable games against Germany:
1. HUTCHISON BRILLIANCE IN BREMEN
Germany 0-1 Scotland – April 1999
Don Hutchison’s second half strike secured Scotland’s first win over Germany since 1959. Craig Brown’s team battled against a strong German side – containing the likes of Lothar Matthaus and Dietmar Hamann – and eventually found a breakthrough when Hutchison fired in a lay-off from Billy Dodds with 66 minutes on the clock.
2. WUNDERBAR SCOTLAND!
Scotland 3-2 West Germany – 1959
Thousands of fans squeeze into Hampden Park to witness Scotland beat West Germany in this fast paced friendly encounter with five goals scored in the first-half. After racing to a 2-1 lead, Fulham winger Graham Leggat scored what proved to be the decisive goal of the game to put Scotland 3-1 up. An Erick Juskoviak penalty wasn’t enough to draw Germany back level.
3. LAMBERT & VOGTS KEEP OLD FRIENDS AT BAY
Scotland 1-1 Germany – June 2003
Scotland secured a credible draw in this Euro 2004 qualifying game at Hampden Park as Berti Vogts managed to frustrate his countrymen. A Fredi Bobic header dented Scotland’s hopes of an upset but the home side soon bit back thanks to Kenny Miller’s second half strike. Paul Lambert, who lifted the UEFA Champions League with Borussia Dortmund, was star of the show in one of his final appearances for the national team.
4. LAW & DALGLISH v BECKENBAUER
Scotland 1-1 West Germany – November 1973
A Scotland team containing the likes of Denis Law, Kenny Dalglish and Billy Bremner hold West Germany to a draw less than a year before they’d go on to lift the 1974 FIFA World Cup. Manchester United’s Jim Holton scored for the home side with Uli Hoeness netting for the visitors (captained by a certain Franz Beckenbauer).
5. THE NIGHT WE MADE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS SWEAT
Germany 2-1 Scotland – September 2014
A less memorable result but a Scotland performance that could yet propel the country to a place at Euro 2016. Gordon Strachan’s team were given little chance against the newly crowned World Champions in Group D’s opening game but came within 20 minutes of recording a famous away draw. Thomas Muller’s 70th minute strike cancelled out Ikechi Anya’s equaliser just minutes beforehand to give Germany the points in Dortmund. Will a similar performance be enough to seal the points at Hampden in September?