Schick scores two, including long-range stunner, to sink Scotland

Czech Republic's forward Patrik Schick (centre) celebrates his goal against Scotland during the Uefa Euro 2020 Group D match. — AFP
Czech Republic's forward Patrik Schick (centre) celebrates his goal against Scotland during the Uefa Euro 2020 Group D match. — AFP

Glasgow - Schick put the Czechs in front three minutes before half-time as he towered above two defenders to power home a header



By Reuters

Published: Mon 14 Jun 2021, 7:05 PM

Patrik Schick scored twice, including an extraordinary 45-metre effort from just inside the halfway line, to give the Czech Republic a 2-0 win over Scotland in their European Championship opener at Hampden Park on Monday.

Schick put the Czechs in front three minutes before half-time as he towered above two defenders to power home a header, but his second goal seven minutes into the second half will almost certainly be one of the tournament’s greatest.

A blocked effort in midfield saw the ball fall to Schick, who spotted Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall off his line and fire an audacious long-range left-footed lob that curled through the air with unerring accuracy to thunder into an empty net.

The win put the Czechs above England, who beat Croatia 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday, at the top of the Group D standings.


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