Definitely, the Czech striker Patrick Schick never ceases to distinguish himself at the start of the Euro.
After achieving an incredible lob against Scotland in his team's first match, he stood out again this Friday in the match against Croatia.
This time, all was not to his advantage even though the episode ended well.
It was during an aerial duel with the Croatian Dejan Lovren that the meeting had its first highlight.
Victim of a nudge from his opponent who did not see him jump behind him, Schick found himself with his nose bleeding on the ground.
Cared for by the medical staff, the Bayer Leverkusen striker then watched the decision of the referee who appealed to the VAR to find out whether or not the action deserved a penalty.
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😮 Big clash between Lovren and Schick 💥
bloody nose, the Czech converts it and opens the scoring!
- beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) June 18, 2021
Even though Lovren protested the completely unintentional nature of his gesture, the referee pointed out the penalty spot and issued a warning for the Croatian.
With his nose still covered in blood, Patrick Schick himself took the penalty.
He perfectly took the Croatian goalkeeper on the wrong foot before running to scream his joy at having scored his third goal in two games towards the cameras (1-0, 37th).
In the 47th minute Croatia equalized.
You can find the live stream of this match here.