Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic: Schick scores from the spot to boost Czech's last 16 hopes as Perisic also score in draw (Match Highlights)
|The Czech Republic forward Patrik Schick sends the Croatia goalkeeper the wrong way to score his third goal in two games at Euro 2020. (Photo credit: uefa.com)|
The Czech Republic moved closer to qualifying for the last 16 of Euro 2020 after a dramatic draw against Croatia at Hampden Park.
The Czechs took the lead with a controversial Patrik Schick penalty in the first half, which was awarded when referee Carlos del Cerro Grande reviewed the pitchside monitor and gave the spot-kick for a Dejan Lovren elbow on Schick.
Lovren, who missed Croatia's opening-game loss to England due to a knee ligament injury, hit Schick's nose with his elbow when they both went for the same aerial ball.
Bayer Leverkusen striker Schick scored the resulting penalty, becoming the first player since Mario Mandzukic in 2012 to score three times in his first two European Championship outings.
Croatia could have equalised a few minutes later but Ante Rebic's effort from 10 yards out was high and wide.
Zlatko Dalic's team came alive after the break, with Ivan Perisic equalising with a magnificent individual strike only minutes after the restart.
Andrej Kramaric found Perisic with a through pass from a quick free-kick, the Inter Milan winger surged into the box, cut inside Vladimir Coufal, and blasted past Tomas Vaclik.
With goals in the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016, 2018 World Cup, and Euro 2020, Inter Milan winger Perisic is the first Croatian to score in four major international competitions.
After a 2-2 draw in the group stages of Euro 2016, the encounter lacked quality chances, with only three shots on target during the entire match.
Despite the fact that the Czech Republic has never beaten Croatia in four attempts, Jaroslav Silhavy's side now leads Group D with four points, with Croatia in third place with one point.
England and Scotland will battle later tonight at Wembley.