Scotland 1-0 Czech Republic: Hosts extend unbeaten run to eight games


Ryan Fraser's early goal gave Scotland the lead at Hampden
Ryan Fraser’s early goal gave Scotland the lead at Hampden

Scotland made it eight games unbeaten – their best run in 32 years – as they resisted intense second-half pressure for a hard-fought Nations League win over Czech Republic at Hampden.

Ryan Fraser’s sixth-minute finish gave the hosts a lead they clung on to.

Steve Clarke’s men defended resolutely – and were grateful for an incredible Tomas Soucek miss – to go four points clear at the top of Group B.

Their next assignment is the Euro 2020 play-off final in Serbia next month.

Fraser twice threatened a second before the break, and substitute Oli McBurnie smacked the crossbar late on.

But Scotland rode their luck amid a Czech onslaught to secure a third consecutive clean sheet and match the eight-game undefeated streak of Andy Roxburgh’s side of 1987-88.

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Scotland

  1. Squad number1Player nameMarshall

  2. Squad number4Player nameMcTominay

  3. Squad number5Player nameGallagher

  4. Squad number23Player nameConsidine

  5. Squad number2Player nameO’Donnell

  6. Squad number8Player nameJack

  7. Squad number10Player nameMcGregor

  8. Squad number18Player nameTaylor

  9. Squad number7Player nameMcGinn

  10. Squad number9Player nameDykes

  11. Squad number17Player nameFraser

  1. Squad number11Player nameMcBurnie

  2. Squad number13Player namePaterson

  3. Squad number14Player nameMcLean

  4. Squad number16Player nameHanlon

Czech Republic

  1. Squad number1Player nameVaclik

  2. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

  3. Squad number3Player nameCelustka

  4. Squad number17Player nameKudela

  5. Squad number18Player nameBoril

  6. Squad number15Player nameSoucek

  7. Squad number21Player nameKral

  8. Squad number12Player nameMasopust

  9. Squad number8Player nameDarida

  10. Squad number10Player nameProvod

  11. Squad number20Player nameVydra

  1. Squad number2Player nameKaderábek

  2. Squad number6Player nameHovorka

  3. Squad number7Player namePoznar

  4. Squad number13Player nameSevcik

  5. Squad number19Player nameRabusic

Line-ups

Scotland

  • 1MarshallBooked at 81mins
  • 4McTominay
  • 5Gallagher
  • 23Considine
  • 2O’Donnell
  • 8Jack
  • 10McGregor
  • 18TaylorSubstituted forHanlonat 79′minutes
  • 7McGinnSubstituted forPatersonat 79′minutes
  • 9DykesBooked at 51minsSubstituted forMcBurnieat 65′minutes
  • 17FraserSubstituted forMcLeanat 70′minutes

Substitutes

  • 11McBurnie
  • 12McLaughlin
  • 13Paterson
  • 14McLean
  • 15Porteous
  • 16Hanlon
  • 20McCrorie
  • 21McCrorie
  • 22McGinn

Czech Rep

  • 1Vaclik
  • 5Coufal
  • 3CelustkaSubstituted forHovorkaat 20′minutes
  • 17Kudela
  • 18BorilBooked at 42mins
  • 15Soucek
  • 21KralSubstituted forKaderábekat 77′minutes
  • 12MasopustSubstituted forPoznarat 66′minutes
  • 8Darida
  • 10ProvodSubstituted forSevcikat 65′minutes
  • 20VydraSubstituted forRabusicat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kaderábek
  • 4Petrásek
  • 6Hovorka
  • 7Poznar
  • 9Sacek
  • 11Mateju
  • 13Sevcik
  • 14Malinsky
  • 16Nguyen
  • 19Rabusic
  • 22Novák
  • 23Koubek

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