We’re only four days away from Euro 2021, but it’s hard to see anyone overtake Patrik Schick for the tournament goal.
The Czech Republic striker scored a goal you don’t see every day: a shot from the midfield. It was the second goal of the Group D game between the Czechs and Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Schick touched the inside of Scotland’s half and shot the ball 50 yards above goalkeeper David Marshall, who was caught well out of his line.
The goal was Schick’s second of the game and the 2-0 victory was important in a group that also includes European heavyweights England and Croatia. His first goal came on a shiny header that was beyond Marshall’s reach.
Schick, 25, plays for Bayer Leverkusen in Germany. He went through Sparta Prague of the Czech Republic before moving to Italian Serie A (Sampdoria and Rome). He played on loan with RB Leipzig in Germany before Leverkusen decided to lock him on a five-year contract.
Czech Republic boss Jaroslav Silhavy on Patrik Schick’s ridiculous goal:
“We know he’s a genius, he knows how to finish and that’s why he’s there – it was something extraordinary. We really haven’t seen such a goal from midfield in a long time.”
– Tom Hamilton (@tomhamiltonespn) June 14, 2021
The Czechs’ next Group D match is against Croatia at Hampden Park in Glasgow, before facing England in their final group match at Wembley Stadium.