When he revisited his own dream goal for EM Eternity in the iteration, Patrick Schick himself was enthused.
With a stroke of brilliance from nearly 50 metres, the Czech Bundesliga professional crowned his stellar performance in a 2–0 (1–0) victory over Scotland, which spoiled the co-hosts’ mood when they returned to the tournament stage. . The Leverkusen striker proudly presented the trophy as the player of the game after his two goals (42nd/52nd minute).
Czech Schick shocked Scotland by scoring a dream goal
Around double goalscorer Patrick Schick (R) Czech Republic won against Scotland in Glasgow. Photo: Petr David Josek/Pool AP/DPA
Hertha professional Vladimir Darida (centre) was in the Czech starting XI. Photo: Andrew Milligan / PA Wire / DPA
Hampden Park in Glasgow participated well. Photo: Andrew Milligan / PA Wire / DPA
Czech Patrick Schick (L) turns happily after his first goal. Photo: Owen Humphries / PA Wire / DPA
Scots Stephen O’Donnell (L) and Jack Hendry are disappointed after conceding the first goal. Photo: Owen Humphries / PA Wire / DPA
Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall was late 2-0 and reached the net. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Poole/AP/DPA
Patrick Schick scored from a great distance to make it 2-0. Photo: Andrew Milligan / PA Wire / DPA
“It’s perfect,” said the 25-year-old excitedly at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Monday. “It’s a good feeling, more so now when I see the target on tape. I hit the ball well—it’s fantastic.”
Schick recognized a brilliant 2–0 long-range shot that Scottish goalkeeper David Marshall was well ahead of the target. “It is clear that we have already seen the goal of the tournament,” said Czech midfielder Tomas Sousek. “The second goal was out of this world,” said coach Jaroslav Silhavi in awe. Schick thus continued the Bundesliga’s good scoring record: it was the eighth goal of the tournament by a professional employed in Germany.
Fans and media in the Czech homeland were also enthusiastic: “This goal was chic! Czech goal from the middle of the field impressed the world”, wrote “iSport.cz”. Scotland coach Steve Clarke did not want to reprimand his keeper that he had to go back in vain. Even the opposing coach admitted it was just a “wonderful” goal. “It’s a great ending. You have to give credit to the striker here.”
Scotland’s first European Championship Championship since 1996
Despite the self-sacrificing struggle, the Scots’ hopes of a successful start to their first European Football Championship since 1996 remained unfulfilled. “We still have two chances to do well and make some of it,” said midfielder Stuart Armstrong. Before the British duel against England on Friday, which Croatia had beaten 1-0, the chances of a first entry into the knockout rounds fell sharply. The Czechs, on the other hand, celebrated themselves in front of some of their fans among 9,847 spectators.
Scotland didn’t have much heart and passion in the game against the clever Czech, well managed by German referee Daniel Seibert. The special day of first tournament participation since the 1998 World Cup was noticeable for the Bravehearts in every second of the game. “I hope we inspire the nation and make people happy,” said captain Andy Robertson. It didn’t work, at least initially. This makes the iconic duel at London’s Wembley Stadium all the more significant.
Herthener Darida as a fixed point
Then the bulkheads will have to show more closure strength. Inspired by emotional chants and cheers, the Tartan army presented itself with great enthusiasm against the Czech Republic. It was usually dangerous when Liverpool star Robertson stepped to the left. What Klopp hero Robertson was to the Scots, Hertha’s Vladimir Darida was to the Czechs. Predica was a fixed point in the guest game, but like everyone else she was under Shicks’ shadow.
Leverkusen Schick presented itself not only because of its hits. He tested Scottish goalkeeper Marshall, who made it possible to participate in the finals more often as a penalty hero in the playoffs. Marshall was powerless when Schick’s header was placed, and he looked bad when he scored a dream goal.
But Scotland did not give up. Jack Hendry hits the crossbar from 17m (48th). And when goalkeeper Tomas Vklik had stopped his own goal by Tomas Kalas with a brilliant act, the crowd came back with a goose (49th). until Schick struck again.
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