捷克共和国前锋帕特里克·希克 (Patrik Schick) 周一打进了惊人的远射，以激励他的球队 2-0 win over Scotland in the teams’ first game of the tournament.
Having already given his country a first-half lead, Schick doubled his tally with a memorable lob from around 50 yards after spotting Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall way off his goal line.
The goal came shortly after the restart, with Scotland pushing hard for an equalizer. But after a ricocheted clearance, Schick ran onto the loose ball and produced a magnificent first-time effort which bent and dipped into the back of the net.
, it was the furthest distance from which a goal has been recorded at the European Championships
, 以来 1980.
Questions will be asked as to why Marshall was so far off his line but nothing can take away from the brilliant vision and execution from Schick, who opened the scoring with a slightly less dramatic header in the first half.
It means Scotland’s 23-year wait to appear in a major tournament ended in disappointment despite having a number of chances to score itself.
The nation’s next game is against bitter rivals England on Friday with victory even more important after this loss in its opening fixture.
Czech Republic, 与此同时, will take confidence from a solid performance and faces Croatia in its next group stage match.