Scotland have experienced highs and lows in seven previous meetings with Spain away from home and will be hoping to defy the odds with a positive result against the world and European champions in tomorrow's Euro 2012 qualifier.
Here, Press Association Sport looks back at Scotland's previous visits to Spain:
Spain 4 Scotland 1 - May 26, 1957
Scotland defeated Spain at Hampden earlier in the month but slumped to defeat at the Bernabeu in the return World Cup qualifier. Estanislao Basora grabbed a double for the home side, with a Gordon Smith goal scant consolation for the visitors.
Spain 2 Scotland 6 - June 13, 1963
Spain were left reeling when the Scots romped to an impressive friendly win, with Frank McLintock, Willie Henderson, Dave Gibson, Ian St John, Denis Law and Davie Wilson helping themselves to a goal apiece. Despite Scotland boasting great individual talent, this was still regarded as a shock result.
Spain 1 Scotland 1 - February 5, 1975
Joe Jordan handed the Scots hope of a win in Valencia when he opened the scoring after just two minutes but Alfredo Megido hit back for the Spaniards in the second half to ensure a share of the points in the European Championship qualifier.
Spain 3 Scotland 0 - February 24, 1982
Jock Stein took his side - which included the likes of Kenny Dalglish and Alan Hansen - to Valencia for a friendly only to return to Scotland disappointed when goals from Victor Munoz, Quini and Ricardo Gallego saw Spain claim a comfortable victory.
Spain 1 Scotland 0 - February 27, 1985
A single goal was all that separated the two nations in the World Cup qualifier in Seville's Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium when Francisco Clos netted the only goal of the game early in the second half.
Spain 0 Scotland 0 - April 27, 1988
Jim Leighton was tasked with keeping out the Spaniards in the friendly at the Bernabeu and proved he was up to the job with a clean sheet but the Scots failed to make the breakthrough at the other end as the match ended in a goalless stalemate.
Spain 1 Scotland 1 - September 3, 2004
Scotland took the lead through James McFadden before Spain hauled themselves back into the friendly thanks to a Raul penalty but the match in Valencia was abandoned after 59 minutes when a lightening storm caused a power cut.