Scotland made it two friendly wins in a row after this narrow but deserved triumph over Denmark at Hampden.
The Scots, who beat the Czech Republic 1-0 last Thursday, produced a similar scoreline to secure victory over the Danes thanks to a solitary first-half goal by Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie.
The home side were skippered by Scott Brown, with the game being a notable milestone for the Celtic star who was winning his 50th cap for his country.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Hibs John McGinn who would go on to produce a man-of-the-match performance and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney set out on their full international careers with national boss Gordon Strachan awarding them their first caps.
Dundee’s Scott Bain was named as a replacement with the keeper hoping to become the first Dark Blues player to be capped since 2003.
Scotland began the game adopting a 4-4-2 formation with Leigh Griffiths partnering Steven Fletcher up front.
McGinn, brother of Dundee’s Paul, was involved straight away with a fine touch showing he would not be overawed by the occasion.
Overall, Scotland made a confident start spraying the ball around well on a slick Hampden surface.
The first half chance of the game came in the sixth minute when Gordon Greer sent a header flashing past Kasper Schmeichel’s goal after good work on the left by Matt Ritchie.
However, the Danish goalie was left helpless in the eighth minute as Scotland took the lead.
There seemed to be little danger when former Liverpool centre-half Daniel Agger ran back towards his goal, shepherding an attempted Scottish through ball.
However, the Danish skipper seemed to hesitate, waiting for Schmeichel to claim the ball instead, Ritchie pounced to pick his pocket and calmly shoot past the stranded stopper from the edge of the penalty area.
The Danes had a great chance to equalise in the 14th minute but Tierney raced back to make a superb last-ditch challenge as Yussuf Yurary Poulsen was sent straight through on Craig Gordon’s goal.
Scotland looked to capitalise on another Danish gift in the 23rd minute with Maloney playing a ball through towards Griffiths but this time Schmeichel was leaving nothing to chance and won the race with the Celtic striker.
The keeper’s opposite number Gordon had to be on his toes shortly after when Christian Eriksen sent a deep free-kick towards goal with the ball kicking up off the sodden surface but with the opposition looking to pounce on any mistake, the Scotland keeper held on safely.
Scottish hearts were in their mouths in the 32nd minute when Thomas Delaney sent a header towards goal with Nicolai Jorgensen having his close-range shot blocked then Gordon had to save from another Delaney header.
The home keeper pulled off an even more impressive stop shortly after when he got a strong hand to keep out a Jorgensen low angled drive.
With the half drawing to a close, the home side had a great opportunity to extend their lead when Steven Whittaker delivered a sublime cross in from the right with Fletcher racing in to send a diving header flying towards goal but Schmeichel pulled off a vital save to ensure his side went in at the interval just one goal in arrears.
Four minutes after the restart, Shaun Maloney tried his luck from 22 yards but his fierce shot was palmed over by substitute Danish keeper Jonas Lossl.
The Danes then had a decent spell of pressure and possession but whenever they manufactured an opening, their shooting was wayward to say the least.
However, Gordon had to produce a stunning double save in the 73rd minute to preserve Scotland’s lead, firstly parrying a well-hit 18-yard shot by Eriksen with the ball flying up invitingly for Martin Braithwaite but again the keeper made an outstanding stop to deny the Danes.
The home side then came mighty close to making it two when Anya broke down the left before cutting the ball back invitingly to Ritchie. The Bournemouth player looked certain to make it two but Andreas Christensen made an incredible block to stop his shot.
Scotland sub Liam Bridcutt was then lucky to escape with just a yellow card after a terrible challenge on Erik Sviatchenko.
As the clock ticked down, the flow of the game was not helped by the inevitable flurry of substitutions.
The Danes had a late chance but Riza Durmisi hit a 30-yard free-kick bullet wide of Gordon’s left-hand post.
At the other end, an Oliver Burke low cross squirmed under Lossl’s body with the ball hitting off a defender before rolling just past the post but the Scots had to be satisfied with a 1-0 win.
Scotland Gordon, Whittaker, Tierney (Mulgrew, 45), Greer, Hanley, Ritchie (Burke, 82), Brown, Fletcher (Anya, 45), Griffiths (Martin, 60), Maloney (Bridcutt,69), McGinn.
Subs not used Bain, Caddis, Forrest, Cooper, Murphy.
Denmark Schmeichel (Lossl, 45), Kjaer, Agger (Sviatchenko, 64), Durmisi, Christensen, Eriksen (Schone, 80), Dalsgaard, Delaney, Jorgensen, Poulsen (Braithwaite, 45), Hojbjerg.
Subs not used Lindegaard, Wass, Kvist, Thomsen, Vestergaard, Okore, Knudsen, Vibe.
Referee Sveinn Oddvar Moen.