David Marshall slammed for "baffling" mistake moments before Schick wondergoal

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall has been criticised for his poor positioning which enabled Czech Republic forward Patrik Schick to score from long-range.

Steve Clarke's side suffered a 2-0 defeat in their opening Euro 2020 group stage game, with a Schick brace proving the difference between the sides.

It was a bizarre moment that led to Czech Republic doubling their lead in the second-half, with Marshall beaten from 47 yards by Schick.

With Scotland on the attack, the Derby County keeper came some distance off his line and was then caught out by a spectacular strike.

Schick took advantage of this poor decision and put Czech Republic two goals up with an effort just past the halfway line.

Supporters were confused as to what was going through the mind of Marshall to be so far off his goal line and questioned the 36-year-old after the match.

The Tartan Army now face a battle on their hands to qualify from Group D after this early setback.

Clarke's side face England on Friday before taking on Croatia next Tuesday in their final group fixture.

Captain of the side Andy Robertson was left disappointed at the full-time whistle and blamed the team's wastefulness in the final third as the reason for losing.

"I think it comes down to not taking our chances," said the Liverpool left-back.

"When you look back on the game, you can't say we've not created. We've had some really good chances that, on another day, we should have done better with. If you do better on that, it's a different game.

"For our first game in a very long time, it's a tough lesson for us. At the highest level and at the best tournaments in the world, you have to take your chances. Czech Republic did that and we didn't. Unfortunately, that's why we're on the wrong end of the result."

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