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D. Marshall
Yellow Card
79'
P. Hanlon
G. Taylor
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L. Dykes
Yellow Card
42'
J. Bořil
Yellow Card
6'
R. Fraser
L. Dykes
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31% 68%
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6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 6
Total Passes 286 620
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Czech Republic CZE Czech Republic 6 4 0 2 9 5 +4 12 W W L W L
2 Scotland SCO Scotland 6 3 1 2 5 4 +1 10 L L W W W
3 Israel ISR Israel 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 W L W L D
4 Slovakia SVK Slovakia 6 1 1 4 5 10 -5 4 L W L L D

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That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Scotland move four points clear of the Czechs at the top of their Nations League group.
Scotland claim a crucial Nations League victory after a brave, defensive performance against the Czech Republic. The hosts started well and took the lead early on when Fraser finished neatly beyond Vaclik - from there, however, the away side dominated. Vydra and Soucek were guilty of missing multiple chances in both the first and second half as the Czechs threw everything at Scotland. Ultimately, though, a shorthanded Scotland team held firm to secure a precious 1-0 victory. 
90' + 4' FULL TIME: Scotland 1-0 Czech Republic 
90' + 3' Soucek goes down in the area as another cross comes in, but it's a weak appeal and the referee plays on. 
90' + 2' Four minutes of stoppage time are added as another Czech corner amounts to nothing. 
90' + 1' Darida attempts a speculative, curling effort from 25 yards, but Marshall is on hand to comfortably tip it over the bar. 
89' Soucek is playing up top now as the away side continue to throw everything at Scotland to equalise. 
87' Kaderabek loops another high ball into the box towards Soucek, but this time Considine manages to beat the midfielder in the air and clear it away.  
85' McBurnie almost finishes the game off! Scotland tentatively push forward from a counter-attack and McBurnie collects a pass from Paterson before whipping a brilliant effort from 25 yards that swings past Vaclik and off the bar!
83' Soucek wastes a huge chance! Coufal slams in an inviting cross from the byline and it's flicked on by Darida into the path of Soucek who pokes a lunging effort just over the bar from a couple of yards out! If that was on target the away side would finally have their equaliser!
81' O'Donnell makes a rare foray forward for the hosts, but he's crowded out near the byline and the Czechs push forward again.  
D. Marshall
Yellow Card
81' Marshall is shown a yellow card for timewasting as Scotland desperately try and cling on.
C. Paterson
J. McGinn
79' McGinn is replaced by Paterson in midfield as Scotland search for a late burst of energy.
P. Hanlon
G. Taylor
79' Taylor is replaced at left-wing-back by Hanlon.
P. Kadeřábek
A. Král
77' Kral comes off for Kaderabek as the away side continue to hunt for an equaliser.
M. Rabušic
M. Vydra
77' Vydra makes way for Rabusic after a wasteful performance.
76' That latest opportunity means that the away side have now had eight corners compared to Scotland's one!
74' Darida whips another dangerous corner into the box, but this time McBurnie is planted at the front post to flick it away.
72' Since Scotland fully committed to playing in this hugely defensive shape, the away side have struggled to create too many chances. Their brightest moments over the last 15 minutes have been from set-pieces and that might represent their best route back into this game.  
K. McLean
R. Fraser
70' Fraser is replaced by McLean in a defensive change that will sacrifice an attacker for a deeper midfielder.
70' Goal-saving block from McGinn! The away side swing in another corner and Soucek flicks it on at the near post and into the path of Kral who pokes it towards goal from close range, only to see McGinn fly across to block the effort and clear it away!
68' Scotland are sitting incredibly deep as they attempt to hang onto this lead. Only McBurnie is pressuring the ball, but so far their two banks in midfield and defence have been difficult to penetrate. 
T. Poznar
L. Masopust
65' Masopust also vacates his flank, with Poznar taking his place. 
P. Ševčík
L. Provod
65' The away side swap both their wingers in a double substitution - the first sees Provod come off for Sevcik.
O. McBurnie
L. Dykes
65' Dykes is replaced by McBurnie after an energetic display up top.
65' Vydra has been the main threat for the away side so far, but he's yet to make it count. The striker has already had five shots in the game, but his profligacy will be costly if the Czechs can't find an equaliser.
63' McGinn spins away from Hovorka before spreading it to Taylor out wide, where the wing-back clips in a cross that just misses the onrushing Dykes. 
60' Soucek is joining the attack at every opportunity as the away side continue to pile on the pressure. And it's his aerial prowess that's causing all kinds of problems: the latest Czech attack culminates with Provod dinking in a cross that Soucek nods wide of the far post. 
58' The Czechs patiently move it around in the final third again, before Darida stands up an elegant cross to the back post where Boril is on hand to lash it across the face of goal, forcing Gallagher to hack it away for a corner. 
56' Scotland make a rare foray forward as Dykes lays it off to O'Donnell who cracks a wild shot over from 25 yards.
54' The Czech Republic almost equalise again! This time Provod darts inside from the left-wing before whipping in a swirling cross that evades Vydra and Masopust before bouncing agonisingly wide of the far post!
52' Vydra misses another huge chance! The away side quickly move it from side-to-side and open up gaps in the Scotland defence, which Darida takes full advantage off by slipping a clever pass through to Vydra. The striker is through on goal at an angle and opens up his body to curl an effort inches wide from 12 yards though!
L. Dykes
Yellow Card
51' Dykes is shown a yellow card after a clumsy stamp on Kral.
50' Despite the scoreline, the Czech Republic just about shaded that first half: they produced four shots inside the box compared to Scotland's one and they'll be disappointed to be trailing. 
48' Fraser presses Hovorka high up the pitch, earning a throw-in for Scotland in a dangerous area. If the hosts continue to show that positive intent, they should find it easier to defend in this half.  
46' Scotland get the second half underway.
On the balance of chances, the away side should at least be level and it'll be interesting to see if Scotland make any tactical adjustments to stem the tide in the second period. 
Scotland take a precious 1-0 lead into the break after an entertaining first half. The hosts started with plenty of intent as Dykes deftly played Fraser in to slide the opener under Vaclik. However, the away side rallied after this. Vydra missed a slew of chances for the Czechs to add to a number of close penalty appeals as the away side pushed for an equaliser. Nevertheless, Scotland defended stoically to take a slender lead after the opening 45.
45' + 2' HALF TIME: Scotland 1-0 Czech Republic 
45' Two minutes of stoppage time are added.
44' Scotland win a rare corner and it's whipped into a dangerous area, but Vaclik does well to wrestle through a sea of bodies and punch clear.
J. Bořil
Yellow Card
42' Boril is booked for a dangerously high challenge against Fraser.
41' Soucek bursts forward suddenly and he's only stopped just inside the box by Gallagher, before the ball ricochets into the path of Vydra who has a shot blocked away by McTominay. The resulting set-piece is once again cleared without incident though.
39' Coufal drives down the right-wing before taking on Taylor, but the defender brilliantly pokes it off Coufal and away for a goal kick. Scotland have started to nullify the Czech Republic more and more over the last 10 minutes.  
37' Fraser scampers to the byline before attempting a cutback towards Dykes, but Hovorka is there to fend off the danger. 
35' Fraser almost makes it two! Jack makes a neat intervention in the Scotland half before feeding it to McGregor who quickly initiates a counter-attack by slipping Fraser through on goal! However, Fraser doesn't show the same composure from his earlier goal and he races into the box before lashing a wild strike over the bar!
33' The away side force another corner, but on this occasion Considine rises at the near post to thump it away from harm. 
31' The away side push forward again through Vydra but this time McTominay forces him wide before bravely blocking his shot behind for a corner. Soucek goes down from the resulting set-piece but the referee ignores his pleas and Scotland restart with a goal kick.  
29' Dykes holds up a long diagonal well, before laying it off to Fraser who curls a speculative effort wide from 25 yards. 
28' After a bright start where they took the lead, Scotland have handed control of the game over to the Czech Republic. While the away side haven't equalised yet, their slew of chances will be worrying for the hosts. 
26' Vydra goes close yet again! The away side are in the ascendency right now and they create another big chance as Vydra outmuscles Gallagher to latch onto a long, clipped pass over the top, but the striker can't quite get it under control and his eventual shot is brilliantly blocked by McTominay!
24' Vydra misses a huge opportunity! Darida beats Taylor down the right before teasing in a delightful cross that finds Vydra unmarked at the back post, where the striker blazes his shot inches wide from close range! 
22' Vydra goes scurrying after a throughball from Darida but goes down after brushing past Gallagher! Nevertheless, the referee waves away the appeals and the game continues.
D. Hovorka
O. Čelůstka
20' Celustka is replaced by Hovorka after suffering that injury.  
19' Celustka is down suddenly and although he doesn't appear to be in too much pain it looks like he'll be replaced. 
18' Scotland look content for the away side's midfield duo of Soucek and Kral to enjoy the majority of possession, but as soon as they pass the halfway line the hosts are pressing them intensely.    
16' The Czechs are finally starting to settle as another intricate move just breaks down as Masopust strays offside.
14' Vydra goes close to an equaliser! Provod darts down the left flank before hanging in an inviting cross that Vydra meets athletically, before powering a header straight at Marshall. If that went either side of the goalkeeper he would have been helpless!
12' The away side enjoy a long period of possession knocking it around the back four as they attempt to settle into this game - Scotland have really pressurised them so far!
10' McGinn shimmies past Boril before whipping in a devious cross towards Dykes, but Vaclik anticipates the danger and sails off his line to claim it.
8' Well, this is the ideal start for Scotland! With important players missing they needed to start well and by taking the lead they've given themselves something to defend.
L. Dykes
Assist
6' Dykes is usually the one to finish moves for Scotland, but on this occasion, he picked out a deft throughball for Fraser to roll in a crucial opening goal!
R. Fraser
Goal
6' SCOTLAND TAKE THE LEAD! 1-0! O'Donnell presses up the pitch and forces Provod to surrender possession straight to Dykes, who elegantly slips Fraser through on goal where the attacker calmly slots the opener beneath the onrushing Vaclik!
5' Dykes has only made four appearances for Scotland so far in his fledgling career, but he's made the most of his opportunities - the physical striker has scored in each of Scotland's last two Nations League games.
3' The away side win a dangerous free-kick early on as McGinn crashes into Vydra just outside the box, but Provod's effort is tame and it goes straight into the arms of Marshall.
1' The Czech Republic get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Scotland are currently unbeaten in seven internationals; they last enjoyed a longer run than this between 1987 and 1988 in an eight-game patch under Andy Roxburgh.
The Czechs, meanwhile, are unchanged after their crucial 2-1 victory over Israel.
Scotland make three changes to the side that defeated Slovakia last time out. Captain, Andy Robertson is suspended with Taylor switching in, while McLean and Fleck drop out of midfield to be replaced by Jack and McGregor.
SUBS: Pavel Kaderabek, Petr Sevcik, Tomas Petrasek, Michal Sacek, Tomas Koubek, Ales Mateju, Filip Novak, Tomas Malinsky, Tomas Poznar, David Hovorka, Michael Rabusic, Filip Nguyen.
CZECH REPUBLIC (4-2-3-1): Tomas Vaclik; Vladimir Coufal, Ondrej Kudela, Ondrej Celustka, Jan Boril; Tomas Soucek, Alex Kral; Lukas Masopust, Vladimir Darida, Lukas Provod; Matej Vydra.
SUBS: Ross McCrorie, Jon McLaughlin, Oliver McBurnie, Paul McGinn, Callum Paterson, Kenny McLean, Robby McCrorie, Paul Hanlon, Ryan Porteous.
SCOTLAND (3-5-2): David Marshall; Scott McTominay, Declan Gallagher, Andrew Considine; Stephen O’Donnell, Ryan Jack, John McGinn, Callum McGregor, Greg Taylor; Lyndon Dykes, Ryan Fraser.
The Czechs, meanwhile, will be keen to avenge that result and leapfrog Scotland in the standings: they’ll be in confident mood after beating Israel last time out, though.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Nations League fixture between Scotland and the Czech Republic. The hosts will be aiming to stretch their slender lead at the top of Group F today – they sit a point clear of the Czechs after defeating them away in September.