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Sport Patrik Schick lights up Euro 2020 with goal from halfway for Czech Republic against Scotland

00:26  15 june  2021
00:26  15 june  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Euro 2020 is only days old, but Patrik Schick may just have locked up the goal of the tournament with a stunning shot from halfway to score for Czech Republic against Scotland.

At Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scottish fans were in full voice for their team's first match in a major tournament in 23 years, but they were left quiet after the hosts lost 2-0.

Patrik Schick scored both goals for the Czechs, but it was his worldie second seven minutes after half-time that grabbed attention.

With Scottish keeper David Marshall patrolling at least 20 metres off his line, Schick looked up, saw his opportunity and hit a curling shot from just over halfway.

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Marshall gave chase, but he could only watch the ball sail into the goal before he ended up tangled in net.

"There was a deflected ball,” Schick said.

"I took a look [at the goalkeeper] to see where he was standing and he was pretty high. I checked it again and fired."

UEFA said it was the longest distance for a goal in the tournament at 49.7 metres. The previous record of 38.6 metres came from Germany midfielder Torsten Frings at Euro 2004.

Schick and the other Czech players ran toward the corner of Hampden Park where a few dozen Czech fans erupted in celebration.

Marshall's misfortune caused social media to light up, as tournament-watchers posted the moment with the addition of a certain superhero.

Poland hit by historic own goal

As if that wasn't bad enough for the goalkeeping fraternity, Poland's Wojciech Szczęsny then made some unwanted history of his own against Slovakia in St Petersburg.

Slovakian winger Robert Mak provided one of the moves of the tournament with his mazy dribble through the Polish defence from out on the left wing, cutting inside the box.

But his shot bounced off the near post, back onto Szczęsny's arm, and trickled over the line, for the first-ever own goal by a goalkeeper at the European football championships.

Slovakia went on to win the game 2-1 after Poland was reduced to 10 men in the second half.

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