The Czech Republic national team won full points against Scotland in their inaugural match in Group D of Euro 2020. Patrik Schick became the team’s hero with a pair of goals in this match. Victory over Scotland brought Jaroslav Silhavy’s team to the top of Group D. The Czech Republic collected three points and is above England after winning the number of goals. Also Read: Andy Robertson Ready to Make Scotland Proud at Euro 2020 Scotland immediately played a fast tempo since the game just started. Steve Clark’s landing team had a golden opportunity after the opposing defender mistook the ball.
While the Czech Republic just got a chance through the execution of a free kick in the 12th minute. However, the ball that leads right into the penalty box has not been well received. Both teams started to increase the tempo of the game. The Czechs got a golden opportunity in the 14th minute. Jakub Jankto fired hard from close range. Luckily, David Marshall stood right up to block the ball. Not long after it was Scotland’s turn to threaten the opponent’s backline. Cooperation of the players was fruitful bait mature into the Czech Republic penalty box.
However, this opportunity has not been maximized by Lyndon Dykes. Scotland continues to launch attacks. However, the Czech Republic managed to take the lead thanks to Patrik Schick’s goal in the 42nd minute. The 1-0 score lasted until halftime.
Entering the second half, the Czech Republic, who managed to take the lead in the first half, was confident enough to immediately attack. Their efforts bore fruit in the 52nd minute.
Patrik Schick is truly a Scottish nightmare. Starting from Tomas Soucek’s pass, Schick again listed his name on the scoreboard through a long-range kick.
However, Scotland, which is two goals behind, has yet to show signs of giving up. Coach Steve Clarke even pulled out Jack Hendry and entered Ryan Fraser to sharpen the front line.
Unfortunately, these efforts did not have much impact. Score 2-0 for the Czech Republic victory lasted until the game was over.
Scotland XI: David Marshall; Jack Hendry, Liam Cooper, Grany Hanley; Andrew Robertson, Scott McTominay, John McGinn, Stuart Armstrong, Stephen O’Donnell; Ryan Christie, Lyndon Dykes.
Suggestion: Che Adams, Scott McKenna, Billy Gilmour, Kevin Nisbet, Jon McLaughlin, James Forrest, David Turnbull, Ryan Fraser, Callum McGregor, Craig Gordon, Greg Taylor, Nathan Patterson.
Coach: Steve Clarke
Czech Republic XI: Tomas Vaclik; Jan Boril, Tomas Kalas, Ondrej Celustka, Vladimir Coufal; Tomas Soucek, Alex Kral; Jakub Jankto, Vladimir Darida, Luke Masopust; Patrick Schick. Subs
: Michal Krmencik, Adam Hlozek, Matej Vydra, Tomas Pekhart, Jakub Brabec, Antonin Barak, David Zima, Petr Sevcik, Tomas Holes, Ales Mandous, Pavel Kaderabek, Ales Mateju.
Coach: Jaroslav Silhavy