Ireland rescued their Euro 2016 ambitions as Shane Long's late goal secured a precious point to keep us in the hunt in Group D. Here's what we learned.
1) Selection was right but it needed a rejig
There was cautious optimism when Martin O'Neill's starting XI was revealed and it was clear the Derryman was taking a gamble.
Attack-minded full-backs, Wes Hoolohan behind Robbie Keane and James McCarthy returned to the side.
Robbie Brady was at fault for the goal and nervy, Wes Hoolahan was industrious, Robbie Keane tried but was non-existent and James McCarthy was anonymous in the first.
When Walters was moved up alongside and Hoolahan moved to the wing, Ireland were a different outfit and McCarthy exerted more influence in the middle.
2) Liam Brady was proven right about James McCarthy... for 45 minutes
The Arsenal and Ireland legend called into question the Everton man's passion for playing in green yesterday in the Irish Examiner.
Martin O'Neill defended the midfielder stoutly in yesterday's press conference but McCarthy didn't go his gaffer any favours with a lifeless performance in the opening half.
His swashbuckling, high-intensity style was nowhere to be seen in the first half.
A great run to the byline in the second half showed a change in attitude and was driving force behind Ireland's second half revival.
3) Robbie Keane's international career is petering out
He is our greatest ever striker and no one doubts that he hasn't given his all for Ireland for the past 17 years but he's just not effective anymore.
Keane is the MLS MVP but he just can't make an impact at international level.
He can't hold up the ball and too often the ball was delivered towards him and was lost.
He did head against the post in the 70th minute but there wasn't much purchase on it.
Shane Long's power caused a lot more problems and he found the net to save Martin O'Neill's blushes.
4) John O'Shea and Marc Wilson look like our best central defensive partnership
Both men were booked and gave Robert Lewandowski a torrid time.
The Bayern Munich striker is a top class international operator but never got a sniff.
Both players looked calm and composed and would have had a deserved clean sheet if it wasn't for Brady's error.
Shay Given's only meaningful contribution was taking the ball out of the net after Peszko's goal.
5) Impact subs make all the difference
Shane Long will claim all the plaudits for his goal but it was the efforts of James McClean that kickstarted Ireland.
He crossed brilliantly for Robbie Keane to hit the bar and was a menace. His shuddering tackle in midfield also set the tone for Ireland's comeback.
It was along the same lines of Roy Keane on Marc Overmars.
Steven Fletcher netted Scotland's first hat-trick for 46 years as Gordon Strachan's men bounced back from the shock of conceding Gibraltar's first competitive goal to record a 6-1 European Championship qualifying win at Hampden.
Ireland is fast becoming a country you wouldn't want to be brought up in. I'm sure it's been that way for some time for many people, but it's certainly starting to look like that for one particular group. Unless changes are made soon in how youth development is structured, the best advice you could give to an aspiring footballer is to leave.