The Sheffield Wednesday midfielder returned to the international scene after a year-long absence, earning his 21st cap.
It was the Airdrieonian's first Tartan Army appearance since he came off the bench in a 6-1 win demolition of Gibraltar in March 2015, and followed a string of stellar performances at club level.
While he may have scored on just two occasions for the Owls this season - and created as many assists - Bannan has pulled most of the strings in Carlos Carvalhal's midfield, and was named the club's player of the month for October.
As a result, a number of Wednesdayites paid particularly close attention to the 26-year-old's comeback - not least as clubmate Daniel Pudil was named on the Czech bench.
Not surprisingly, the view from South Yorkshire was one of positivity, but how did the Scots rate Bannan's performance?
For the most part, those on Twitter were appreciative of the former Aston Villa man's efforts, although by the looks of it, some will need more convincing:
Barry Bannan still gets into the Scotland squad— Daniel Malloy (@Dannymalloy13) 24 March 2016
Gutted Arfield has chosen Canada! Why Strachan chose Bannan over him is beyond me!— Cal-El (@CallumRoach95) 25 March 2016
Barry Bannan has 1 more cap than Paul Sturrock and almost 2 x Eamonn Bannon's haul, Oi Jesus don't bother over the weekend.— Gammon Goalposts (@gammongoalposts) 25 March 2016
Still don't get why Barry Bannan is continually selected by Scotland— Campbell Forsyth (@ForsythCampbell) 24 March 2016
Positives: Ross McCormack, Snoddy, Bannan, Anya. Watt when he came on. Negatives: Still having to rely on Hutton and Berra. #Scotland— Liam Dunn (@TheRealLiamDunn) 24 March 2016
Barry bannan just is a baller— Ross Harvey (@rossharvey99) 24 March 2016
Bannan is a seriously underrated international player. Always wants it always tries to use it well. Extra time and space suits him— James Taylor (@James_Taylor_83) 24 March 2016
@mattmac211 Encouraging performances from Snodgrass & McGregor too. Bannan & Phillips have looked good coming on as subs too.— Michael Bochel (@MichaelBochel) 24 March 2016
Great result for Scotland tonight. Actually looked a proper side in the 2nd half. Snodgrass, Bannan and Anya were solid.— Gav (@afgavinstan) 24 March 2016
Watford's Ikechi Anya scored the only goal of the game in Prague, firing home in the 10th minute following a counter.