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Patrik Schick's super goal helps the Czech Republic beat Scotland

Mon 14 June 2021 | 14:48

The Czechs defeated Scotland 2-0 in their opening game of the tournament.

23 years after their last major tournament (1998 World Cup),

Scotland

started their Euro 2020 campaign with a defeat against the

Czech Republic

. The Scots started the match without the service of one of their key players.

Arsenal

’s

Kieran Tierney

missed the match due to getting injured in the team’s last training session ahead of the game. Scotland started the game with tempo and got their first chance in the 18th minute when

Stuart Armstrong

fired

Andrew Robertson

’s cross just wide of goal to the left. The

Liverpool

defender had the chance to score the opener for his side 15 minutes later, but his powered shot was denied by

Tomas Vaclik

in a one-on-one situation. Despite the hosts’ impressive start to the game, the Czech Republic broke the deadlock just before half-time.

Patrik Schick

headed the ball past

David Marshall

after he received

Vladimir Coufal

’s cross inside the box.

Scotland went full power with their attacks at the start of the second half and they were soon punished by the Czechs’ deadly firepower. Schick scored a super goal from the halfway line in the 52nd minute that doubled the Czech Republic’s lead.

Steve Clarke

’s side tried to launch a comeback after the goal, but they were denied by Vaclik’s heroics.

The Czech Republic will meet

Croatia

on Friday, while Scotland are set to face their old rivals

England

in Wembley later that day.


source: SportMob