Just how do you defeat Spain, one of the best international sides ever seen, if not the best? The best place to start is with Ottmar Hitzfeld, given the German was the man who guided the Swiss to that stunning win in Durban last June.
"If you want to play an attacking game against Spain, you will lose by a big margin," he said after their clash.
"Our aim was to have two compact lines behind our strikers. We didn't want to lose too much energy fighting for the ball.
"We concentrated and were organised from the start."
And that is how to beat Spain. What Hitzfeld didn't mention was the luck factor, something the Scots had in abundance in the two games against France in the last European campaign.