Patrick Schick scored two goals in ten minutes as the Czech Republic started the European Championship (Euro Cup) with a resounding victory as they beat Scotland 2–0. Patrick scored his second goal from 49.7 yards, the most goal scored in 41 years. It is being called the most amazing goal of the tournament.
It was the first goal scored from nearly half the field since 1980. Scotland lost control of the ball in their half and the ball went to Czech striker Patrick. He noticed that David Marshall, the opponent’s goalkeeper, was out of place and was too far out of line. Taking advantage of the opportunity, he kicked with the left foot from there, which waving the ball went into the goal post.
Marshall, running back, tried to stop the ball from going into the goal but failed. Earlier, Patrick opened the Czech Republic’s account with a header in 42 minutes. This is the Czech Republic’s first win over Scotland in 11 years. During this, both played four matches in which the Czech Republic lost three and drew one. He had last defeated him in October 2010. Scotland’s team returned to this tournament after 23 years which was disappointing.
According to UEFA, this is the longest-range goal since 2004. Earlier in 2004, Germany’s Torsten Frings scored from a distance of 38.6. Fifteen years later, a Czech player has scored two goals in a match in a major tournament. Prior to Patrick, Tomas Rosicky had achieved this feat at the 2006 World Cup. A total of 12 fouls occurred in the match which is the lowest in the last 41 years (since 1980). Both the teams committed six fouls each.
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