Scotland v Czech Republic, 14 June 2021

Score2-0 to Czech Republic
RefereeDaniel Siebert
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group D
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance9,847
Kick-off: 2.00pm BST Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Jan Seidel (GER) and Rafael Foltyn (GER) Fourth official: Georgi Kabakov (BUL) Video Assistant Referee: Marco Fritz (GER) This was match no. 8 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. This was the first meeting since Scotland and Czech Republic were paired together in League B Group 2 of the UEFA Nations League in 2020. Scotland won both games by an aggregate score of 3-1.

0  Scotland

Manager: Steve Clarke

2  Czech Republic

Manager: Jaroslav Šilhavý

Goals:

Goals:

Patrik Schick 42 G
Patrik Schick 52 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Marshall
Defender Liam Cooper
Defender Grant Hanley
Defender Jack Hendry
Defender Andy Robertson (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Stephen O'Donnell
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Scott McTominay
Midfielder Stuart Armstrong
Midfielder Ryan Christie
Midfielder John McGinn
Forward Lyndon Dykes

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík
Defender Jan Bořil
Defender Vladimír Coufal
Defender Tomáš Kalas
Midfielder Vladimír Darida (captain)
Midfielder Jakub Jankto
Midfielder Alex Král
Midfielder Lukáš Masopust
Midfielder Tomáš Souček
Forward Patrik Schick

Substitutions:

Che Adams for Ryan Christie 46
Ryan Fraser for Stuart Armstrong 67
Callum McGregor for Jack Hendry 67
Kevin Nisbet for Lyndon Dykes 79
James Forrest for Stephen O'Donnell 79

Substitutions:

Tomáš Holeš for Alex Král 67
Adam Hložek for Jakub Jankto 72
Matěj Vydra for Lukáš Masopust 72
Michael Krmenčík for Patrik Schick 87
Petr Sevčík for Vladimír Darida 87

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Craig Gordon
Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin
Defender Scott McKenna
Defender Nathan Patterson
Defender Greg Taylor
Midfielder James Forrest
Midfielder Ryan Fraser
Midfielder Billy Gilmour
Midfielder Callum McGregor
Midfielder David Turnbull
Midfielder/Forward Che Adams
Forward Kevin Nisbet

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Aleš Mandous
Defender Jakub Brabec
Defender Aleš Matějů
Defender David Zima
Defender/Midfielder Tomáš Holeš
Defender/Midfielder Pavel Kadeřábek
Midfielder Antonín Barák
Midfielder Petr Sevčík
Forward Adam Hložek
Forward Tomáš Pekhart
Forward Matěj Vydra

Comments:

This was Scotland's first game at a major tournament since the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. It was their first game at the UEFA European Championship finals since Euro 96 in England when Ally McCoist scored the only goal of their final Group A game against Switzerland at Villa Park. Including qualifiers, after a run of four consecutive defeats, this was Scotland's first loss in their last six UEFA European Championship games (won three). Aged 36 years and 101 days, David Marshall became the second oldest-ever player to appear for Scotland at a major tournament after Jim Leighton against Morocco at the 1998 FIFA World Cup (39 years and 334 days).

Comments:

Czech Republic had now qualified for every UEFA Championship finals since the split with Slovakia in 1993. This was Czech Republic's first win at Hampden Park (played four, lost two). Prior to Patrik Schick's two goals in this game, none of the Czech Republic's 26-man squad had previously scored at the UEFA European Championship finals.