We’re only four days into Euros 2021, but it’s tough to see anyone topping Patrik Schick for goal of the tournament.
The Czech Republic forward scored a goal you don’t see every day: a shot from midfield. It was the second goal in the Group D match between the Czechs and Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Schick took a touch inside Scotland’s half and fired the ball from 50 yards out over flailing goalkeeper David Marshall, who was caught well off his line.
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The goal was Schick’s second of the game and the 2-0 win was a big one in a group that also features European heavyweights England and Croatia. His first strike came on a brilliant header which curled past the reach of Marshall.
The 25-year-old Schick plays for Bayer Leverkusen in Germany. He came through with Sparta Prague of the Czech Republic before making a move to the Italian Serie A (Sampdoria and Roma). He played on loan with RB Leipzig in Germany before Leverkusen made a move to lock him up 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 out of this world. We really haven’t see a goal like that from the middle of the field for a long time.”
— Tom Hamilton (@tomhamiltonespn) June 14, 2021
The Czechs’ next Group D game comes against Croatia at Hampden Park in Glasgow, before taking on England for their final group game at Wembley Stadium.