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Croatia-Czech Republic tops / flops: Schick does it again, Croatia still very weak


The new match full of Schick which contrasts with the setbacks of the last finalist of the World Cup ... Find the tops and the flops of Croatia-Czech Republic (1-1).


Patrik Schick takes care of everything

After a thunderous double against Scotland in the opening (2-0), the contender for the title of the most beautiful goal of the Euro is also the title of top scorer with a third goal in the competition in this Hampden Park that he elected as his garden. Scorer on a penalty (38th) that he himself had caused after a bad gesture by Dejan Lovren, called back by the VAR patrol, Patrik Schick remains the only scorer of his team in this Euro. By applying a little more on the free kick before the break (45th + 2), he could have given his team a more substantial advantage. Devil of mobility, the slender striker of Leverkusen (1.87 m) is also a poison of the head (60th) and concentrates the attention of a defense which inevitably left spaces for its partners. Left angry fifteen minutes from the end, because he knows he is going through a good time.

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Perisic awakens Croatia

He is one of Croatia's best bet.

Shifted to the right at the start of the match to make room for the incoming Josip Brekalo, the left winger of Inter Milan found his favorite side after returning from the locker room to hit the mark ... in two minutes!

After having mystified Vladimir Coufal, Ivan Perisic sent a heavy strike into the side net of a helpless Tomas Vaclik, to score a new goal against the Czech Republic at the Euro.

The 29th goal in the selection of the eternal Perisic (103 capes), scorer in the last four major competitions.


A Croatia a thousand leagues from 2018

This is one of the small surprises of this start of Euro.

Croatia is (really) not at its best.

With a small point on the clock, the record is unworthy of the last World Cup finalist.

Above all, the Vatreni seem devoid of ideas and dependent on a magical pass from Luka Modric.

However, if the captain remains the hub of his team (74 balls, record on the Croatian side), his mobility contrasts with that of his partners.

Yet clever on a stopped phase, the Ballon d'Or 2018 abused combinations badly felt this Friday.

A little symptomatic game of a Croatia at a complete standstill.

And on the edge of the precipice before going to challenge at home a Scotland which will have everything to gain on Tuesday.

A very dull atmosphere

The gray sky over Glasgow was hardly an invitation to party early in the match. And the Olympian calm in the sparse stands of Hampden Park did not attenuate the feeling of a meeting and a very dull atmosphere, to the end of which Mr. Del Cerro Grande did not even wish to go, since he has whistled thirty seconds before the end. If the idea of ​​a football party in several European countries has strong arguments, it is a challenge in a period marked by travel restrictions. Like Hampden Park, which should find its audience on Tuesday against Scotland-Croatia, or St. Petersburg with Sweden-Slovakia (1-0) earlier in the day, the stands are almost empty of spectators and the gauges, although already butchered by the authorities, are not even reached.We will console ourselves by keeping in mind that the Euro is doing better than the Copa America, played behind closed doors in a country where the pandemic is causing catastrophic damage.

Source: lefigaro

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