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Stunning long range goal lights up Euro 2020 as Czech Republic beats Scotland

by Bioreports

(CNN)Have we already seen the best goal of Euro 2020?

Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick scored a stunning long range effort on Monday to inspire his side to a 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.

      According to Opta, it was the furthest distance from which a goal has been recorded at the European Championships, since 1980.

        Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall couldn't get back in time and watched as the ball sailed over him.

        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, meanwhile, will take confidence from a solid performance and faces Croatia in its next group stage match.

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