A slick in the AGI – Deluxe format gives Czech Republic a winning start at Euro 2020. The Bayer Leverkusen striker, East Sampdoria and Roma, both scored 2–0 over Scotland, with one goal per half: A precise header in the 42nd minute of the first half and a Eurogoal in the 7th minute of the second half Left from the halfway line who made fun of the opposing goalkeeper Marshall.
For Jaroslav Silhavi’s team, fresh from a heavy defeat against Italy only ten days earlier, redeemed only partly by success against modest Albania in the final Test, Group D could not get off to a better start, as Scotland decidedly Didn’t give up. In front of fans at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Amazingly on Adams’ bench, Clarke’s national team gets off to a better start but struggles to find the door. The first chance of the match comes around the fifteenth minute: Schick on one side tries, however, to find an attentive marshal, on the other side touches the post after beating Dykes Waiklick.
A few minutes later, on a dangerous left foot from Robertson, the “guests” goalkeeper’s show begins, with Schick, the legendary hero of the match, finding the ‘net of advantage at 42: Kaufal’s cross from the right is accurate, Czech striker’s unstoppable header. The recovery begins with Adams in place of the impregnable Christie, but it is the Czech Republic who touched twice with a normal skick in the first 90 seconds and then with Darida.
Scotland, however, is not there and reacts quickly by hitting an unfortunate crossbar with Hendry in the 48th minute. A few seconds later, Vklik removed an involuntary lobe from the door with his partner Kalas, then the moment of definite turning point: Sousek recovers the ball, Schick looks at Marshall off the goalpost and scoffs at him from 50m to the left Doubling the check.
Of course Scotland do not give up and try every means possible to re-open the game, especially with Dykes, stopped twice by an unbeatable Vaiklick. In the final the new entry Forrest also tries, while the Czech Republic are still in danger on a counterattack. Thus ends, 2–0 for Silhavi’s national team, who could have already qualified for the next round against Croatia on Friday.
“Throughout the game I watched and controlled his goalkeeper and I was hoping that would happen. I was a little ready. When that ball came I saw it was really high (goalkeeper, Ed) and I tried. This is how Patrick Schick commented on his brilliant goal.
The striker, the scorer of a brace, remembered how The race was “very important because it was the first. This win is fundamental, it was important to start well.” Now the Czech Republic awaits the most demanding matches against Croatia and England.
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