Czech Republic 1-2 Scotland

Nations League 2020-2021
Group Stages

Mon 7th September 2020
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Andruv Stadium, Olomouc (A)
Att: N/A

Match played behind closed doors

Group B2
(7 Sep 2020)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
2
1
1
0
3
2
4
Czech Rep.
2
1
0
1
4
3
3
Israel
2
0
2
0
2
2
2
Slovakia
2
0
1
1
2
4
1
7 September 2020
Czech Republic 1-2 Scotland
Israel 1-1 Slovakia
Scotland

Dykes(27)

Christie(pen 52)


D Marshall
S McTominay
L Cooper
S McKenna
K McLean
L Palmer
S Armstrong (C McGregor 80)
J Fleck (J McGinn 71)
A Robertson(C)
L Dykes (C Paterson 67)
R Christie

 

Manager:
Steve Clarke

 

FIFA Ranking: 50

Czech Republic

Pesek(11)


A Mandous
T Holes
R Hubnik
V Jemelka
J Zeleny
A Janos
M Havlik (A Rusek 81)
T Malinsky
L Budinsky (R Breite 55)
J Pesek (R Potocny 76)
S Tecl

 

FIFA Ranking: 45

Key: Goals Missed Penalty Red Card

 
Czech Republic
Scotland
Shots At Goal
19
6
Shots On Target
4
3
Possession %
50.8
49.2
Fouls
17
13
Corners
8
0
Offsides
1
9
Saves
1
3
Yellow Cards
2
4
Red Cards
0
0
Source: Sky Sports
1 David Marshall (Derby County) (36 Caps) Age: 35
2 Scott McTominay (Manchester Utd) (14 Caps) Age: 23
3 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) Captain (36 Caps) Age: 26
5 Scott McKenna (Aberdeen) (16 Caps) Age: 23
9 Lyndon Dykes (QPR) (2 Caps) Age: 24
11 Ryan Christie (Celtic) (13 Caps) Age: 25
14 John Fleck (Sheffield Utd) (3 Caps) Age: 29
16 Liam Cooper (Leeds Utd) (3 Caps) Age: 29
18 Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) (21 Caps) Age: 28
19 Kenny McLean (Norwich City) (11 Caps) Age: 28
22 Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) (6 Caps) Age: 28
 
8 John McGinn (Aston Villa) (23 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced John Fleck 71 min)
10 Callum McGregor (Celtic) (21 Caps) Age: 27
(Replaced Stuart Armstrong 80 min)
13 Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) (13 Caps) Age: 25
(Replaced Lyndon Dykes 67 min)
 Yellow Card   Red Card   Double Booking   Goals Scored
(3-1-4-2)
David Marshall
Scott McTominay
Liam Cooper
Scott McKenna
Kenny McLean
Liam Palmer
Stuart Armstrong
John Fleck
Andrew Robertson
Lyndon Dykes
Ryan Christie

3 Andrew Robertson

Interesting Fact
This Czech squad was called up the day before, as the existing squad was quarantined due to Coronavirus.

Nations League 2020-2021
Group Stages

Mon 7th September 2020
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Andruv Stadium, Olomouc (A)
Att: N/A

Match played behind closed doors

Group B2
(7 Sep 2020)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
2
1
1
0
3
2
4
Czech Rep.
2
1
0
1
4
3
3
Israel
2
0
2
0
2
2
2
Slovakia
2
0
1
1
2
4
1
7 September 2020
Czech Republic 1-2 Scotland
Israel 1-1 Slovakia

Nations League 2020-2021
Group Stages

Mon 7th September 2020
20:45 (19:45 UK)

Andruv Stadium, Olomouc (A)
Att: N/A

Match played behind closed doors

Group B2
(7 Sep 2020)
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
SCOTLAND
2
1
1
0
3
2
4
Czech Rep.
2
1
0
1
4
3
3
Israel
2
0
2
0
2
2
2
Slovakia
2
0
1
1
2
4
1
7 September 2020
Czech Republic 1-2 Scotland
Israel 1-1 Slovakia

The build up to Scotland's away match to Czech Republic was a circus act. After two Czech players tested positive for Coronavirus, the whole squad and back staff had to be quarantined. The Czech FA then tweeted that the match would not go ahead, to both UEFA and the SFA's bemusement. UEFA told the Czech FA that the match would go ahead. This meant that they had to call up a whole new squad, with only 2 capped players, the day before the match, and the former Sparta Prague manager took charge. This put the pressure on Scotland as they were now strong favourites, and anything less than a victory would be a failure.

After only 11 minutes, the Czechs took the lead. A through ball sliced open the Scotland defence, and Pesek put the ball past the out coming Marshall, to make it 1-0. The Czechs were not scared to shoot, and three minutes later, Marshall touched the ball past the post. Just before the half hour mark, Scotland equalised. Liam Palmer played a low ball into the box for Lyndon Dykes to rush in and divert the ball past the keeper into the net. Five minutes into the second half, Robertson made a run into the box from the left, and he was fouled. The referee awarded a penalty, and up stepped Ryan Christie to squeeze the ball in at the bottom right hand side. Midway through the second half, Pesek had a shot parried by Marshall, and with the goal gaping, Tecl shot wide. Scotland held on though for a nervy victory.