EURO 2020: Patrik Schick nets wonder goal from halfway line against Scotland; WATCH: Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick produced a moment of magic to double his team’s advantage over Scotland during their Euro 2020 clash. The 25-year-old, who opened the scoring with a well-executed header in the first half, followed it up with the outrageous finish in the 52nd minute.
Following a deflection off a teammate, Schick pounced on the ball and raced towards the halfway line. Sensing that Scotland custodian David Marshall was off his line, Schick decided to wrap his foot around the ball in search of the back of the net.
Astonishingly, Schick produced the perfect curve and precision on his strike to leave Marshall with no chance while hastily backtracking.
This angle of Schick’s goal is mad.. 🤯
— 𝙊𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙧 🇸🇪 (@UtdOscarinho) June 14, 2021
The strike from almost 50-yards away from goal stunned the Scottish fans, who were vociferous in their support of their team at Hampden Park.
Notably, Schick’s goal (49.7 yards) is the furthest distance from which a goal has been scored at the Euros since 1980.
At club level last season, Schick netted just 13 goals in 36 appearances, however, he has made the best possible start to his international assignment for the summer.
Czech Republic squad:
Goalkeepers: Tomáš Vaclík (Sevilla), Jiří Pavlenka (Werder Bremen), Aleš Mandous (Olomouc)
Defenders: Vladimír Coufal (West Ham), Pavel Kadeřábek (Hoffenheim), Ondřej Čelůstka (Sparta Praha), Tomáš Kalas (Bristol City), David Zima (Slavia Praha), Jan Bořil (Slavia Praha), Aleš Matějů (Brescia), Jakub Brabec (Viktoria Plzeň)
Midfielders: Lukáš Masopust (Slavia Praha), Vladimír Darida (Hertha Berlin), Tomáš Souček (West Ham), Antonín Barák (Verona), Alex Král (Spartak Moskva), Tomáš Holeš (Slavia Praha), Petr Ševčík (Slavia Praha), Jakub Jankto (Sampdoria), Adam Hložek (Sparta Praha), Jakub Pešek (Liberec), Michal Sadílek (Liberec)
Forwards: Patrik Schick (Leverkusen), Michael Krmenčík (PAOK), Matěj Vydra (Burnley), Tomáš Pekhart (Legia)