Scotland 3 Czechoslovakia 1
Scotland 3 Czechoslovakia 1, Hampden Park, FIFA World Cup Qualifier, September 21, 1977. Scotland, who were head coached by former Ayr United and Aberdeen chief Ally MacLeod, took a major step towards qualification for the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina by defeating Jozef Venglos´s Czechoslovakia 3-1 in front of a 85,000 strong crowd at Hampden, with Joe Jordan, Asa Hartford, and Kenny Dalglish registering the goals for the home side.
The Scots went ahead after eighteen minutes when a corner by Willie Johnston found Joe Jordan whose fierce header left Czechoslovakia goalkeeper Jozef Capkovic completely helpless. Buoyed on by their supporters, the hosts doubled their advantage five minutes past the half-hour mark thanks to Asa Hartford who scored from a few yards out after Capkovic had failed to hold a cross by Johnston. Scotland´s third goal of the night arrived nine minutes into the second half when Kenny Dalglish beat Capkovic with a close range effort following a corner by Don Masson, while the Czechs finally had their consolation through Miroslav Gajdusek who found the net with a well-placed long-distance shot in the eighty-first minute of the match. Scotland Team: Alan Rough, Danny McGrain, Sandy Jardine, Tom Forsyth, Gordon McQueen, Asa Hartford, Willie Johnston, Don Masson, Joe Jordan, Bruce Rioch, Kenny Dalglish. Substitutes: None. Czechoslovakia Team: Jozef Capkovic, Karol Dobias, Koloman Gogh, Josef Moder, Jaroslav Pollak, Miroslav Gajdusek, Marian Masny, Zdenek Nehoda, Karel Dvorak, Pavel Michalik, Miroslav Paurik. Substitutes: Dusan Gallis, Lubomir Knapp.
Scotland defeated Czechoslovakia 2-1 at Hampden Park on the 26th of September 1973 to qualify for the 1974 FIFA World Cup. Jim Holton and Joe Jordan scored the goals for the Scots in the 41st and 75th minutes after Zdenek Nehoda had given the Czechs the lead four minutes past the half-hour mark.