Patrick Schick has already scored the best goal of Euro 2020
Too early to call goal of the tournament? Nah, probably not
Day four of Euro 2020 is probably a *little* bit too early to start throwing phrases like Goal of the Tournament around, if we're honest. Even so, we're already pretty confident that what Patrik Schick did against Scotland during the early minutes of the second half on Monday afternoon will take some beating in the weeks ahead.
Having already given the Czech Republic the lead shortly before the interval at Hampden Park with a smartly taken header, Schick looked like he had plenty of work to do when the ball rebounded into his path near the halfway line.
The furthest man forward for the Czechs and with two Scottish defenders ahead of him, it seemed like the smart option - possibly the *only* option - would be to hold the ball up for a fraction of a second and wait for his teammates to catch up.
Having spied David Marshall off his line, Schick decided to shoot - from only a yard or two inside the Scottish half.
Struck with his left foot, the Bayer Leverkusen forward's finish was perfect: drifting over Marshall's head and into the empty goal without a single bounce.
Utterly outrageous goal from Patrik Schick 🇨🇿 https://t.co/p4eRkhq1G5
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) June 14, 2021
A goal to remember, spoiling the party for Scotland on their return to major tournament football after a 23-year absence.
Scotland will now turn their attentions to the game with England at Wembley on Friday. Should they lose that, qualification for the knockout stages may be beyond them.