Scotland hosted Czech Republic at Hampden Park, Glasgow for their opening game of Euro 2020.

The Scots enter the European Championships for the first time since 1996 with some promising talents in the squad, including their captain and Premier League winner, Andy Robertson.

Both sides shared possession in the first half with Scotland showing more promise going forward. With Robertson running up the left flank, the Scots gave Czech Republic plenty to worry about.

After the half-hour mark, the hosts got their first solid chance of the game that should’ve been a goal. Robertson had plenty of space in the Czech box to blast a shot, only for Tomáš Vaclík to save it with the tip of his fingers.

Unfortunately for Scotland, the visitors scored the opening goal more than 10-minutes later. Bayer Leverkusen forward Patrik Schick headed the ball in as Vladimír Coufal delivered a spectacular cross from a failed Scottish clearance.

The first half ended 1-0 to the visitors as Scotland struggled to convert key chances in the opening minutes.

Second Half

Scotland subbed on Southampton striker Che Adams in an attempt to bolster their attack in the second half.

In the 57th minute Schick scored his second from a counter attack in what has to be a contender for goal of the tournament.

The 25-year-old spotted Scottish keeper David Marshall off his line and scored a curler from a whopping 45-yards out, just past the half way line.

It was a wonder strike for Czech Republic, but a humiliating goal to concede for Scotland at their home stadium.

Despite being two-goals behind, Robertson still shone for his side as he consistently attempted to create chances. But players like QPR’s Lyndon Dykes failed to score key goals.

The game ended 2-0 to the visitors as Scotland are most likely to be eliminated from the tournament.

Source of Image: UEFA EURO 2020 via Twitter

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