Losing start for Hanley in Scotland's 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic


Grant Hanley of Scotland is challenged by Lukas Masopust during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between Scotland v Czech Republic on June 14, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Norwich City captain Grant Hanley played the full 90 minutes in Scotland's opening Euro2020 2-0 defeat to the Czech Republic on Monday afternoon at Hampden Park.

Hanley got the nod to start in central defence but was beaten in the air by a towering header from Patrik Schick three minutes before the interval.

The Bayer Leverkusen forward then embarrassed former Norwich keeper, David Marshall, with a stunning lob from the halfway line to seal the win in the second half.

Scotland, appearing in their first finals since 1998, will now travel to Wembley to face arch rivals England on Friday night. The Three Lions opened their Group D campaign with a 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday afternoon. IMG-20210614-164806-477

Hanley's fellow club mate, Przemyslaw Placheta, is part of the Poland squad who begin their European Championship campaign later on Monday against Slovakia. IMG-20210614-164733-170

Teemu Pukki and Tim Krul got their campaigns off to winning starts over the weekend with Finland and the Netherlands respectively. 

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