Scotland know even a draw against England would be enough to keep their second place hopes in Euro 2020 Group D alive after Croatia drew 1-1 with Czech Republic.

Patrick Schick’s third goal in two games via controversial fashion from the penalty spot handed the Czechs a half-time lead. Ivan Perisic leveled for Croatia after the break, meaning the avoidance of defeat at Wembley against England allows Scotland to challenge for second against Croatia next Tuesday.

Croatia drew with Czech Republic.

Croatia drew with Czech Republic. (Photo by ROBERT PERRY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Schick scored twice to down Scotland 2-0 on Monday, and while it wasn’t quite like his 49-yard lob, it wasn’t without drama. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren was deemed to have handled the ball by VAR in the penalty box, Schick coolly dispatching his spot-kick, albeit picking up a bloodied nose for his troubles.

Czechs had controlled first-half proceedings in a cagey affair before Perisic netted. A quick free-kick by Croatian Andrej Kramaric released the winger down the left wing, before he burst into the box, and fired past Tomas Vaclik. He is the first Croatian to score in four major tournaments, with goals in the 2014 World Cup, Euro 2016, 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020.

 

Group D will now go to the final day to see who goes through automatically and potentially in third spot.

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