Czech Republic 1 Scotland 2: How the makeshift Czechs rated as they gave Scots a scare

By Graeme McGarry

Senior Sports Writer

Czech Republic 1 Scotland 2: How the makeshift Czechs rated as they gave Scots a scare

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ALES MANDOUS 6

No chance with Dykes finish to get Scotland level, and couldn’t get to Christie penalty despite guessing the right way. Off his line quickly to thwart Scots on a few occasions.

TOMAS HOLES 5

Tucked in centrally far too often in first half to give Palmer the run of the right flank.

ROMAN HUBNIK 7

Czech captain marshalled his troops well, keeping them fairly organised despite being flung together. Missed a good chance in second half.

VACLAV JEMELKA 6

Came close to a late leveller with a rasping shot that just cleared David Marshall’s bar.

JAROSLAV ZELENY 6

A real driving force from the middle of the park as he got the Czechs up the park time and again.

ADAM JANOS 6

Combative presence, fully prepared to get stuck in for the cause.

MAREK HAVLIK 6

Blasted a free kick inches wide after a soft concession by McTominay on the edge of the box.

TOMAS MALINSKY 5

Gave away soft penalty when grappling with Robertson in the box, much to the delight of the Scots.

LUKAS BUDINSKY 6

Always trying to get involved, but sometimes lacked quality when in decent positions.

JAKUB PESEK 8

Timed run to perfection and kept his cool to slot past Marshall for opening goal. Most impressive man on the park for the hosts.

STANISLAV TECL 7

Lovely through ball to Pesek for opener, but should have scored in second half as he fell over the ball with the goal gaping.

Substitutes

RADIM BRIETE (for Budinsky, 55’) 4

Buzzed around and got involved.

ROMAN POTOCNY (for Pesek, 76’) 2

Sclaffed free-kick and little else.

ANTONIN RUSCEK (for Havlik, 81’) 2

Couldn’t make an impact.