The results may have been more miss than hit.
A John McGinn hat-trick, a first goal for Lawrence Shankland and an utterly dominant performance gave Steve Clarke the emphatic win over the lowest-ranked nation in world football that was expected and required to end a wretched run of form and results.
Scotland should count their blessings as they leave the Holy Land because this defeat could have been so much worse.
From Fife to France.
Alex McLeish may turn to Steven Fletcher to help get Scotland out of their Nations League group.
As a celebration of the progress the Scotland women’s football team has made in recent years and as a send-off for next month’s World Cup, this friendly was an unequivocal success.
Steve Clarke has admitted that Scotland need to take something from Monday night’s clash with world number one-ranked Belgium to keep their hopes alive of automatic qualification for Euro 2020.
None of the footballers in Shelley Kerr’s squad has been to a World Cup with Scotland before. But there is a player who has been to one…… with Germany.
Alex McLeish has had selection issues thrown at him from left, right and centre.
Playing a first ever game in a World Cup was always going to be a step into the unknown for Scotland.