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That's all, everyone! 👋

2021-06-14T21:59:38Z

We'll see you back here tomorrow again with all the Euro 2020 action - including Portugal's opener against against Hungary and the mouthwatering France vs Germany clash.

Catch you then!

🗣 Enrique: 'We didn't make our chances count'

2021-06-14T21:57:12Z

Luis Enrique in his post-match press confernce: "I think the analysis, based on what we've all seen, is very clear. We have been superior against an opponent who has decided to play more defensively.

"What went wrong? We didn't make our chances count."

Not the greatest record 😬

2021-06-14T21:47:27Z

🗣 Lindelof: 'A good day'

2021-06-14T21:31:28Z

Victor Lindelof: "It was a very difficult game. We knew we were playing against a very strong opponent and for us to get a draw today it felt amazing. A good day."

Ouch 🤕

2021-06-14T21:12:25Z

Pain in Spain

2021-06-14T21:02:52Z

Spain head towards the dressing rooms looking downcast, though the Sweden team take a few minutes to applaud their travelling fans.

FT: Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:58:59Z

Aaaaaand it's over.

Spain have dominated possession, but have nothing to show for it. Olsen has been the hero for Sweden all game, denying La Roja multiple, crucial times.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:56:38Z

Spain have a corner in the final minute of stoppage time.

Moreno heads in Thiago's corner, but it's wide of goal.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:54:39Z

Alba with a cross, and it ricochets off of Sarabia. The collision surprises Sarabia, who can't react quickly enough to take a shot and Olsen collects easily.

Oh dear, oh dear.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:53:12Z

At any other point in time, with any other goalkeeper, that Moreno chance would've been a goal.

Olsen for MVP 🤯

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:52:16Z

What an amazing chance for Moreno, from just a yard out. It's a wonderful header with plenty of power, but Olsen was quick enough to save it somehow. What a chance - and save - that was!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:51:25Z

Moreno with another shot, but it's only met with a save by Olsen! Sweden's hero this evening!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:49:52Z

Alba fires it into the near post to find Moreno, but it's been ruled offside.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:48:18Z

Koke off, Ruiz on.

Can Spain finally find a winner inside these last few minutes and put us out of our collective 0-0 misery?

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:46:04Z

Moreno swings it in, but there's nobody in the box!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:44:41Z

Sweden's Forsberg is off for Bengtsson.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:44:16Z

This second half has failed to see a single shot on target.

😩

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:42:01Z

We're into the last 10 minutes of regular time.

Sweden have been fantastic to keep a probing and questioning Spain at bay all game, with goalkeeper Olsen being the hero so far!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:41:00Z

Spain have had 724 passes.

724.

And NO GOALS!!!!!

How.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:39:40Z

CHANCE! Sarabia shoots for the goal, but Olsen makes yet another save. Spain would've had three clear goals by now if it weren't for the Sweden goalkeeper!

 

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:38:47Z

Some smart moves in the Sweden box by Spain, but they've over-complicated things. Sweden clear.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:36:46Z

Moreno battles for the ball inside the Sweden box for his first contribution to the game, but it's cleared.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:36:00Z

Sweden make a change, with the injured Mikael Lustig replaced by Emil Krafth.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:34:46Z

More subs by Spain, with Ferran Torres on for Oyarzabal.

Moreno is also off for Olmo.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:33:47Z

Sarabia lays it into the box, and it's cleared - momentarily.

Llorente feeds it into Olmo, who has had his shot blocked by Danielson!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:26:50Z

Spain making a double change, with Thiago on for Rodrgi and Morata off for Sarabia.

Safe to say that it hasn't been Morata's evening.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:23:44Z

Thiago Alcantara is being readied – perhaps some experience will do this Spain side some good.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:22:52Z

Still, wonderful work from Isak who manages to create a chance out of nothing.

Too bad Berg couldn't square it away. What a massive chance they missed, after hitting the post and a sitter from close-range!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:21:57Z

Lovely ball for Isak as Sweden pounce on the counter-attack, and it comes to Berg – who misses it, from about a yard out!

Dear oh dear oh dear.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:15:48Z

Lustig gets yellow carded for time-wasting.

It's only the 54th minute!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:10:38Z

Morata with yet another shot on goal after Spain get the counter-attack underway, but he misses the target entirely again.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:10:00Z

Sweden have a great chance to score and at least get into the box after they're awarded a free-kick, but Lustig scruffs it up!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T20:06:34Z

Back underway for the second half.

HT: Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:49:09Z

Goalless at half-time, despite Spain dominating possession – and Olsen making a few crucial saves.

Drama at both ends!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:47:11Z

Spain with another shot – saved again by Olsen!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:45:29Z

The ball looks to have hit Larsson in the Sweden half, and Spain look to the referee for a handball – but nothing given.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:44:00Z

HUGE CHANCE SWEDEN! Isak had a wondrous chance to reply immediately following Morata's missed shot, but it was double-blocked by Spain – before hitting the post!

Oof.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:42:15Z

That's the best chance Spain have had all game, and it was only even made possible by Sweden's undoing. Morata failed to even hit the target – a chance that La Roja will be ruining during half-time.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:40:44Z

CHANCE!!! Morata takes advantage of a Sweden mistake and takes a shot on goal, but it's just wide!

He really needed to put that away.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:30:50Z

Meanwhile, Sweden have completed just two passes in the Spain half inside the first 20 minutes.

🤦‍♀️

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:22:16Z

Spain have 91 per cent of possession so far.

Yes, 91.

No goals to show for it just yet, though.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:18:40Z

CHANCE! Daniel Olmo has a wonderful chance to score from close ranger after a brilliant ball from Koke, but goalkeeper Robin Olsen makes the save!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:16:01Z

Morata went to ground around the Sweden box, but the referee has given nothing.

Spain take the ensuing throw-in, with Sweden keeping the attacking waves at bay so far.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:09:21Z

Daniel Olmo has a shot, but it's skied well over. Spain have begun this game on the front foot, with plenty of attack in mind.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:06:33Z

It's been cleared by Sweden, but Spain regain possession and are happy to play keep-ball in the opposition half.

You can't take the tiki-taka out of the team!

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:05:36Z

Spain get the momentum going early, and win a corner within the first three minutes.

Spain 0-0 Sweden

2021-06-14T19:02:33Z

And we're off in Group E, after a slight delay in kick-off to do with the Swedish goal post (yes, really).

The anthems have been sung!

2021-06-14T18:58:00Z

Kick-off is now imminent, with both sets of teams being cheered on loudly by supporters in Seville.

This also marks the first major tournament with a single Real Madrid player in the XI for Spain!

👶 Pedri!

2021-06-14T18:54:51Z

No Zlatan, no problem?

2021-06-14T18:45:48Z

Reminder that Sweden veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be featuring in Euro 2020 due to an injury – so can Sweden replicate their suprise World Cup 2018 form this summer?
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La Furia Roja 🇪🇸

2021-06-14T18:15:39Z

There is plenty of expectation riding on Spain this tournament, who won two European championships back-to-back in 2008 and then again 2012 (with a World Cup in between!).

They are still a team in transition, however, with a young side taking to the competition - and even veteran Sergio Ramos snubbed entirely by coach Luis Enrique.

How far can La Furia Roja this summer?

Lineups: 🇪🇸 Spain vs Sweden 🇸🇪

2021-06-14T18:03:59Z

The second Group E match is taking place in an hour, with Spain facing off against Sweden.

Spain XI: Simon, Llorente, Pau Torres, Laporte, Jordi Alba, Rodri, Pedri, Koke, Dani Olmo, Torres, Morata

Sweden XI: Olsen, Lustig, Lindelof, Danielson, Augustinsson, Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg, Berg, Isak

FT: Poland 1-2 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:54:41Z

And that's it! Slovakia pick up all three points against a shockingly weak Poland.

Grzegorz Krychowiak's red card definitely shifted the mood of the game, with Milan Skriniar's winner a few minutes after the fact sealing the victory for Slovakia.

On to Spain vs Sweden in an hour!

Poland 1-2 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:52:09Z

Poland have another brilliant chance in the dying minutes of this game, with Karol Swiderski's shot saved by Dubravka. That should do it...

Poland 1-2 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:48:55Z

Poland have a huge chance with a free-kick, but it's been cleared.

Poland 1-2 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:46:42Z

Poland are gunning it here, in the final minutes. A shot – slash pass – is deflected to make for a corner.

Lewandowski has a huge effort from the ensuing corner, but he fails to put enough power behind it! Surely that was Poland's last chance here.

Poland 1-2 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:45:12Z

Five minutes left of regular time, and Slovakia are happy to play keep-ball – and making a double-change.

Poland 1-2 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:42:49Z

Gilk has a shot on goal after the ball falls for him just outside the box, but his effort is skied over.

Poland 1-2 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:31:54Z

Oh dear, Poland 🤦‍♀️

Grzegorz Krychowiak is just the third player to be sent off for Poland at a major international tournament.

He follows Radislaw Sobolewski getting sent off against Germany at the 2006 World Cup and Wojciech Szczesny against Greece at Euro 2012. 😬

GOAL! Poland 1-2 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:27:46Z

GOAL!!! And there it is. Inter defender Milan Skriniar scores after a wonderful first-touch of the ball. Slovakia lead! Szczesny had no chance.

It's all gone pear-shaped for Poland.
 

RED CARD! Poland 1-1 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:21:21Z

OH DEAR! Just when Poland were getting back into the game, Grzegorz Krychowiak is sent off after receiving a yellow card. He had his foot on another player's, in a very mistimed (and silly) move.

Krychowiak will miss the next group game, of course.

Poland 1-1 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:16:53Z

Lewandowski takes the Poland free-kick, but it's hit the wall and goes over for a corner. Poland are probing!

Poland 1-1 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:14:11Z

Poland feed a ball into th box and Lewandowski is there, lurking and hungry, but he can't get a touch on it.

Poland 1-1 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:10:05Z

Poland playing with a little more imagination and creativity now since the start of the second half, though Lewandowski's still been quiet so far.

Slovakia goalscorer Mak still looks dangerous on the attack, though!

GOAL! Poland 1-1 Slovakia

2021-06-14T17:05:03Z

Poland get the job done immediately within seconds of the restart, with Linetti scoring the equaliser!

That was fast!

Some Robert Lewandowski stats 😬

2021-06-14T17:03:47Z

Robert Lewandowski has managed to score just one goal in his last 31 shots attempted in a major tournament (11 on target). 

That one came against Portugal at the Euro 2016. 🤦‍♀️

HT: Poland 0-1 Slovakia

2021-06-14T16:47:41Z

Slovakia head into the break in front after a wonderful piece of play from Robert Mak. It might go down as an own goal in official records, but Mak showed great imagination and desire to beat two men and break the deadlock. The goal turned the game on its head really, as up until then it had been all Poland and, in truth, Robert Lewandowski and Co. have not recovered, despite having 60 per cent possession. They'll look to regroup for the second half, but Robert Mak and Peter Pekarik have been particularly impressive for Slovakia.

Lewandowski spurns a great chance!

2021-06-14T16:43:22Z

Maciej Rybus' cross found Robert Lewandowski inside the box and ordinarily you'd expect the Bayern Munich man - this year's Golden Shoe winner - to bury it, but his shot went woefully wide. Poland need to really up their game in the second half after allowing Slovakia to take the initiative.

Szczesny an unfortunate history maker

2021-06-14T16:33:45Z

DANGER FOR POLAND!

2021-06-14T16:28:22Z

The Poland players are relieved after watching Juraj Kucka's shot go over the bar, but the Parma man was very close to doubling the Slovakia's lead. Having gone ahead, Slovakia have really grown in confidence and are now beginning to frustrate Poland.

GOAL! Slovakia 1-0!

2021-06-14T16:18:31Z

Robert Mak puts Slovakia ahead against the run of play! It's a wonderful individual goal! Having somehow eluded the attentions of two Polish players on the left wing, Mak was free to stroll into the box and he opted to have a go at goal. The shot had some fortunate deflections, but they all count. It's 1-0!

UPDATE: It's actually gone down as a Wojciech Szczesny own goal. Hard luck, Mak.

DUDA GOES CLOSE!

2021-06-14T16:14:44Z

Ondrej Duda produces the first real chance for Slovakia, but his shot hits the side netting. He cut in off the left flank and dribbled to the edge of the Polish box, but his shot was well covered. 

Poland dominant so far

2021-06-14T16:12:12Z

The opening 10 minutes have been all Poland as Slovakia attempt to soak up the early pressure. Piotr Zielinski has been instrumental so far, playing a number of key passes, but his main target man Robert Lewandowski has been closely marshalled.

Poland vs Slovakia - GAME ON!

2021-06-14T15:59:46Z

All the formalities are done with, so it's down to business. Robert Lewandowski versus Marek Hamsik today!

Schick: I checked where he was standing

2021-06-14T15:46:08Z

Patrik Schick has revealed that he was keeping an eye on the position of Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall before lobbing him.

He told the BBC: "I saw him [off his line], I checked in the first half when this situation would come. I was checking where he was standing."

The striker added: "It's always hard to play against us, we have a lot of hardworking players. Scotland were a tough opponent. But we were ready for their tactics."

'Tough lesson' for stricken Scotland, says Robertson

2021-06-14T15:44:47Z

Scotland captain Andy Robertson has expressed his disappointment after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Czech Republic in their Euro 2020 opener at Hampden Park.

"It’s hard to put your finger on it just now. Everyone in the country wanted to get off to a good start. We were confident, excited, and it comes down to not taking our chances," he told BBC One.

"You can't say we’ve not created, we’ve had some really, really good chances that we should have done better with. If you do better on that, then it’s a different game. It’s a tough lesson for us that at the highest level, at the best tournaments, you have to take your chances. Czech Republic did that, we didn’t."

If only Scotland could have converted one of those...

2021-06-14T15:30:00Z

TEAMS: Poland vs Slovakia

2021-06-14T15:24:54Z

Poland XI: Szczesny, Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek, Rybus, Linetty, Krychowiak, Klich, Jozwiak, Zielinski, Lewandowski.

Slovakia XI: Dubravka, Skriniar, Satka, Hubocan, Pekarik, Hromada, Kucka, Hamsik, Mak, Haraslin, Duda.

Up next: Poland vs Slovakia

2021-06-14T15:14:25Z

⚽️ Poland vs Slovakia
⏱ 5pm BST (12 noon ET)
🏟. Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia

Team news coming up!

Onto the next

2021-06-14T14:55:23Z

Scotland must regroup and go again. Clarke won't need to do much in order to lift his players for a crunch clash with England at Wembley on Friday. Next up for the Czechs is a clash with Croatia.

FT: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

2021-06-14T14:52:36Z

All over and Scotland's first outing at a major finals in 23 years ends in disappointment. Schick was the star of the show with a well-taken brace - with his second of the afternoon proving to be a serious contender for goal of the tournament.

Closing stages

2021-06-14T14:51:24Z

Nisbet with a header at the back post that deflects behind. Plenty of pushing and shoving and that a delivery from Fraser that is headed clear.

Now or never

2021-06-14T14:48:47Z

Into four minutes of stoppage-time. Czech Republic almost there. Disappointment for Scotland on a day that started with so much optimism. Vaclik now in the process of wasting every second he can. 

Marshall to the rescue

2021-06-14T14:47:41Z

He's been beaten twice, but he prevents Krmenchik from adding a third. A poked effort from close range is beaten away by Scotland's keeper. Adams then frustrated as he tries to break out on the counter.

Late push

2021-06-14T14:45:49Z

Fraser on the left this time, but his cross is beyond Nisbet at the far post. Scotland trying to grab a lifeline, but it's just not happening for them.
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No treble for Schick

2021-06-14T14:44:41Z

Schick has been replaced by Krmencik to bring his productive afternoon to a close, with Czech captain Darida also making his way off as Sevcik is introduced.

Still no way through

2021-06-14T14:42:55Z

Yet another cross from the left by Robertson. Forrest meets it at the back post and centres again. Kalas is in the right place to hammer clear for the Czechs. Adams just out of reach, while Forrest decided to pass when he could have shot himself.

Denied

2021-06-14T14:41:02Z

Direct running from the lively Forrest. He drives into the box, before dancing through it. He beats one defender, but another throws himself in front of the ball and diverts a low shot away for a corner. The set-piece comes to nothing as the seconds tick away for Scotland.

Comfortable save

2021-06-14T14:39:47Z

Nisbet gets his first sight of goal, drifting across the edge of the box. He gets his shot away, but it flicks off Kalas and all of the pace is taken off it as Vaclik gathers with ease. At the other end, Hanley has to power a Darida cross to safety.

No way out

2021-06-14T14:38:08Z

McGinn denied a breakway through midfield. Marshall tested by Schick again as he prevents the towering frontman from completing his hat-trick. A decent chance that you would have expected better from given the form the Leverkusen striker has shown so far today.

Two more changes

2021-06-14T14:36:52Z

Scotland shuffling their pack again, with Forrest on at right wing-back in place of O'Donnell and Nisbet replacing Dykes up front.

Time for a hat-trick?

2021-06-14T14:35:52Z

Schick has matched the two-goal haul of Belgium's Romelu Lukaku in the opening round of games, but can he go one better and land himself a matchball?

Blazed over

2021-06-14T14:34:36Z

O'Donnell hangs his free-kick into the box, where Cooper gets a good header in. McTominay muscles a yard at the back post, allows the ball to drop, but then slices a close-range volley high over the crossbar.

Good hands

2021-06-14T14:33:04Z

Soucek drills over a cross from the left after reaching the byline. Good hands by Marshall, who looks to get Scotland moving again quickly. O'Donnell wins a free-kick wide on Scotland's right.
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Head injury

2021-06-14T14:30:48Z

Kalas has taken a blow to the head and is bleeding, so will require attention. He was caught by an arm from Dykes - or maybe fingernails.

Czech changes

2021-06-14T14:29:49Z

Hlozek on in place of Jankto, while another Premier League face enters the fold as Vydra replaces Masopust.

Poor ball

2021-06-14T14:28:27Z

Space for Fraser on the right following good work by Hanley to win the ball back inside the Czech half. Poor delivery from the Newcastle man as he dips a disappointing cross towards the feet of the first man.

Record breaker

2021-06-14T14:28:00Z

Reshuffle

2021-06-14T14:25:22Z

McTominay has dropped into Scotland's back three in place of Hendry. McGinn now sitting deeper in midfield. No change of shape, but a few tactical tweaks.

Scotland changes

2021-06-14T14:24:38Z

Fraser and McGregor on for Armstrong and Hendry as Clarke starts to go for broke.

Great save

2021-06-14T14:23:20Z

Much better from Vaclik this time as he denies Dykes. A hopeful ball from the right makes its way past a number of bodies to Dykes, who sees a low effort kicked away by the Czech keeper.

Still hope

2021-06-14T14:22:11Z

Robertson forces another corner following dogged midfield work from McGinn. The Czechs fail to clear their lines, with the ball looping into the air, and Vaclik is fortunate to claim at the second attempt after dropping his first effort.

So close for Scotland

2021-06-14T14:18:26Z

Armstrong breaks from deep and just keeps on going. He gets to the edge of the box before setting his sights on goal. His deflected effort loops onto the top of the net. Robertson's corner is dealt with well. Scotland come again and Vaclik has to dive at the feet of Dykes to keep him out three yards from goal.
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Adams lively

2021-06-14T14:16:54Z

Scotland's decision to introduce Adams has paid off, with the Southampton man looking lively. They need to get the ball into him with support around him. 

A moment to forget for some

2021-06-14T14:15:53Z

Marshall knew a long way out that he was beaten all ends up by a stunning effort from Schick...

 

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Next goal key

2021-06-14T14:13:22Z

Scotland will still have a chance if they score next. They are keen to get on the front foot, but are being frustrated in midfield. They manage to free Robertson again on the left but, from his centre, Dykes sees a shot blocked inside a crowded penalty area.

Game over?

2021-06-14T14:11:06Z

That could be it for Scotland. Schick very much the star of the show. He may have just recorded the goal of the tournament, with remarkable vision and technique displayed in lifting the ball over Marshall from a long way out. Almost a third as the ball breaks to Darida 18 yards out and he curls over the top.

GOAL: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic

2021-06-14T14:09:40Z

What a goal! Schick again for the Czechs. Marshall spotted miles off his line and from just inside the Scotland half, Schick lobs a stunning effort into the back of the net.
Patrik Schick Scotland vs Czech Republic Euro 2020
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Break in play

2021-06-14T14:07:54Z

Hanley down with a knock and we will have a breather. He was caught when tangling with Coufal after crunching into a tackle. He is holding his knee.

Close again

2021-06-14T14:06:20Z

Vaclik claws away from almost under his own bar. The ball loops up off Kalas, with a wild clearance, but the Czech keeper can reach far enough to claw clear and prevent Dykes from bundling in.

Off the woodwork

2021-06-14T14:04:44Z

Darida's corner comes to nothing and Scotland look to break out. Adams does well to win the ball inside the Czech half. The Southampton man is looking lively. Another cross from Robertson is flapped out and teed up for Hendry, who whips a shot from the edge of the box onto the crossbar.

Nearly a second

2021-06-14T14:03:39Z

Important save from Marshall inside the opening seconds. Scotland nearly caught cold. They then surrender possession playing out from the back, with Marshall making another low stop as he concedes a corner.

Second half underway

2021-06-14T14:02:49Z

We are up and running again at Hampden. Two up top now for Scotland as they seek to salvage something from this contest.

Changes at the break

2021-06-14T14:01:56Z

Adams is being introduced by Scotland, with Christie the man to make way.

Raise the roof

2021-06-14T13:58:00Z

Scotland need their fans to remain upbeat. The mood understandably went flat the moment a goal went in, but the hosts took so much from the energy generated in the stands early on. Leverkusen star Schick has soured the mood and the Czechs know they can hurt the hosts, but getting more out of McGinn and Co in the middle could deliver rich rewards for Clarke's men.

Always a threat

2021-06-14T13:55:00Z

How long before changes are made?

2021-06-14T13:53:09Z

Clarke will take plenty of positives from the first-half, but he is now chasing the game. He has options on the bench, but how long does he wait to introduce them? With Robertson flying down the left, another striker may be the way forward. Adams has been among the goals recently and will be trying to catch his manager's eye.

Decent return from the big man

2021-06-14T13:52:05Z

HT: Scotland 0-1 Czech Republic

2021-06-14T13:47:40Z

Schick's header separates the two sides at the interval. Scotland still very much in this and will believe that they can respond in the second 45. 

One more push

2021-06-14T13:46:43Z

Armstrong and Dykes pushing for a late leveller in the first-half. Bodies flying everywhere. McTominay down inside the box, but nothing given. Frustration for the hosts.

Hammer blow

2021-06-14T13:44:37Z

Scotland have bossed large parts of the first-half, but now find themselves behind. Pressure told in the end from the Czechs as they won a succession of corners. Runs weren't tracked either and Schick did brilliantly to win the aerial battle inside a crowded penalty area.

GOAL: Scotland 0-1 Czech Republic (42 mins)

2021-06-14T13:41:50Z

Scotland can't clear their lines from the third corner and the Czechs push down their right. Coufal's cross is met by a towering header from Schick, who glances the ball beyond Marshall.
Patrik Schick Scotland vs Czech Republic Euro 2020
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Work to do

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Cooper left with little choice but to deflect the ball behind for a corner. Darida's outswinging delivery is poor, but the Czechs come again and win another corner. Jantko takes from the other side, but puts too much on his delivery. Scotland pegged back as McTominay concedes a third corner.

Build from the back

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Scotland still looking solid in defence, which is allowing the likes of Robertson to fly forward. When they do take their foot off the gas for a bit, the Czechs only succeed in passing among themselves inside their own half.

Handball shout

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McGinn fires a shot towards Masopust, who stands firm inside his own box. The ball strikes his hand, but it is down by his side and penalty shouts are waved away.

Robertson running the show

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Scotland's skipper bombs down the left again and sends over another fine delivery. No Scotland forward can get a telling touch and the Czechs can clear. Hosts knocking on the door again, but can they force it open?

 

Tipped over the top

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Wonderful opportunity for Robertson. Christie tees up his skipper flying down the left and into the box. A clear sight of goal but a well struck shot is tipped over the top. The corner comes to nothing and Hanley has to race back and shut off a counter from the Czechs.
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Czech progress

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The Czechs are starting to see more of the ball. Soucek is interested in a ball that drops into the heart of the Scotland box, but the hosts have enough bodies around to deal with the danger. The visitors have grown into the game.

Tight call

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Schick chases towards the corner flag for the Czechs, but the flag goes up. Was a tight call but the Scots got their line spot on. Clarke will be pleased with what he has seen so far, with this game very much up for grabs.
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Almost

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Cooper launches a long ball from back to front. Smart run from Dykes, but he can't pull a dipping pass out of the air as he stretches out a leg on the edge of the Czech box. 

Careless

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McTominay loses the ball midway inside his own half. Armstrong is on hand to help out. Solid from Robertson as he sees the ball behind, with the Scottish captain immediately calling for calm from those around him.

Bumps

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Christie does well to jink his way into the box from the right flank, only to then run into O'Donnell. Scotland get in a tangle and the opportunity fizzles out.

Taking no chances

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Hanley nods behind after finding himself facing his own goal. Corner is worked back to Jankto wide on the Czech left, but he fires a dangerous cross through the Scotland box and away for a throw on the other side.

Dictate the pace

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Scotland slow things down, playing along their defensive line. O'Donnell eventually decides to do direct, but fires an aimless ball down the middle. Scotland come again, with Dykes meeting a low cross from Robertson that he prods wide of the post.

Smart save

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Marshall forced to get down well to his right as Schick turns the ball goalwards from inside the box. Close enough to the Scotland keeper for him to push the effort behind comfortably enough. Hosts playing their way into trouble, though, with some loose passing.

Settling in

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Scotland have slowed a little, with the Czechs coming into the game more now. No goals in the opening 15 minutes, but plenty of passion on display.

 

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Load the box

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Armstrong catches Darida a little late wide on the Czech right. Opportunity to load the box from a free-kick. Jantko swings a cross towards Marshall's back post, where Kalas is ghosting in, but the ball drifts behind.

Czechs break out

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Schick loops a header into the arms of Marshall as the Czechs show themselves as an attacking force for the first time. Comfortable for Scotland's veteran goalkeeper.

Keep the pace

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Can Scotland keep this up for 90 minutes? They are fired up and looking to play at 100mph. Difficult to see them being able to maintain that, but the cobwebs of 23 years of hurt are being blown away so far.

First sight of goal

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No surprise to find McGinn pushing well forward. He sees a close-range effort blocked, with Scotland keeping the pressure on to win a corner. Robertson's delivery from the right comes to a nothing.

Confident start

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Scotland looking to impose themselves in the opening exchanges, with plenty of possession seen so far. The Czechs are yet to find their feet and find themselves pushed back.

Scots on the front foot

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Robertson whips over a cross from the left than sails through the box. Collected on the opposite flank but no way through for Scotland. The hosts won't be sitting back.

Kick-off

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We're underway. The Hampden roar gets the hosts up and running. Will we get an early goal to really get things going?

Passion aplenty

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Scotland are ready!

 

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Game time

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The players are out of the tunnel and we are almost ready for the off. Cracking atmosphere inside Hampden, with the home support ready to do their bit when it comes to being a 12th man.

Good omen

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Captain Fantastic

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Andy Robertson will be leading Scotland into battle, with the Liverpool full-back completing a meteoric rise by skippering his country at a major international tournament.

Goal has taken a closer look at how the Premier League and Champions League winner reached this point, and you can check out the full article here.

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Czech them out

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The Czech Republic qualified automatically from their group, with a runner-up spot secured behind England.

They were crushed 4-0 by Italy in a pre-tournament friendly, but bounced back against Albania and have stuck with the same XI from that game.

A settled side and system should work in their favour as they seek to burst out of the blocks.

Key men

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John McGinn top scored for the Scots in qualifying, with the target found on seven occasions by the Aston Villa midfielder.

Andy Robertson's big game experience will be crucial at the back, with the Liverpool man needing to lead by example.

In midfield, Scott McTominay has been a key part of Manchester United's plans and now shoulders added responsibility with his country.

Australia-born striker Lyndon Dykes has two international goals to his name from 11 appearances, with Che Adams among those ready to step off the bench if Steve Clarke finds himself in need of added firepower.

Update on Tierney

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Steve Clarke says Kieran Tierney picked up a "little niggle" in training during the week and misses out as a result.

The Scotland boss is hopeful that the Arsenal man will be ready for a mouthwatering clash with England at Wembley on Friday.

Time to re-write history

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It has been 23 years since Scotland last graced a major international tournament - the 1998 World Cup - and even longer since they made it beyond a group stage - time to buck that trend!

Fanatical

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There will be 12,000 supporters in attendance today - expect them to make plenty of noise!

 

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What's been said?

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Both sides are aware of the need to get off to a good start ahead of upcoming clashes with England and Croatia in Group D.

Scotland boss Steve Clarke has said: "The Czech Republic give us different problems to England and Croatia. The good thing for me is that no matter who I select, I expect them all to be fantastic for their country. As a manager or a coach, that’s a big thing that you can trust all your players."

His opposite number, Jaroslav Silhavy of the Czech Republic, has added: "We know what to expect – tough one-on-ones, a sturdy opponent with straight-forward counters – and we have to be fully focused for 90 minutes. We are not going to give up our attacking style, though you cannot expect us to apply high press for all 90 minutes. But [we want a] tactically good performance worthy of three points."

First look for Scots

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The players have been taking in the atmosphere prior to kick off...

 

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Czech Republic team

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West Ham stars Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek earn starting berths...

Starting XI: Vaclik, Coufal, Celustka, Kalas, Boril, Kral, Soucek, Masopust, Darida (C), Jankto, Schick.

Substitutes: Mandous, Kaderabek, Brabec, Barak, Holes, Krmencik, Sevcik, Zima, Hlozek, Vydra, Meteju, Pekhart.

Scotland team

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No Kieran Tierney, with the Arsenal defender seemingly missing out through injury...

Starting XI: Marshall, O'Donnell, Hendry, Hanley, Cooper, Robertson (C), McTominay, McGinn, Armstrong, Dykes, Christie.

Substitutes: Gordon, McLaughlin, McGregor, Adams, Taylor, Turnbull, Nisbet, Fraser, Patterson, Gilmour, Forrest, McKenna.

Today's fixtures

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All of Monday's action

⚽️ Scotland vs Slovakia 
⏱  2pm BST (9am ET)
🏟. Hampden Park, Glasgow

⚽️ Poland vs Slovakia
⏱  5pm BST (12 noon ET)
🏟. Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia

⚽️ Spain vs Sweden
⏱  8pm BST (5pm ET)
🏟. Estadio Olimpico de la Cartuja, Seville

Here are all of today's games across the world

Welcome to day four of Euro 2020!

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The big games keep on coming at Euro 2020, with Goal on hand to keep you across all of the action from this summer's festival of continental football.

Today sees Scotland open up their campaign, with Steve Clarke's side taking on the Czech Republic at 2pm BST (9am ET).

Robert Lewandowski and Poland will lock horns with Slovakia at 5pm (12pm), with another potential contender for the Golden Boot looking to burst out of the blocks.

Two-time winners Spain will bring the curtain down on Monday's schedule when facing Zlatan Ibrahimovic-less Sweden at 8pm (3pm).