9. Patrick Schick’s long range stunner.
With the Czech Republic Leading 1-0 against Scotland at Hampden Park in the opening game of group D, the tartan army began to fightback in an attempt to secure a vital point in their first major tournament in 23 years.
Coming into the competition as a relative unknown quantity, Patrick Schick announced his arrival on the big stage with a stunning strike right out of David Beckham’s playbook.
As Scotland poured forward, goalkeeper David Marshall found himself in no man’s land, and in a split second Schick took full advantage of the gift staring him in the face. Whipping the ball into the back of the Scottish net from the halfway line with both power and precision, Marshall ended up a tangled mess in his own net.
He went on to finish joint top scorer with a certain Cristiano Ronaldo on 5 goals, as the Czech’s went on to reach the quarterfinals with Schick’s marksmanship skills enhancing his own reputation immeasurably.