Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic: Live score and updates from Euro 2020
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19:58a year ago

Final whistle

FT The referee has signalled for full time and truth be told, both sides should be happy with a draw. It was a game that lacked in quality save for a few moments. Schick continues to be his side's only source of offense, but the victory on the first matchday means the Czechs likely advance.

Croatia have work to do. They offered very little in the final third and depending on the outcome of England vs Scotland, may need to claim all three points from the Scots. They have enough quality in their side to do so, but haven't shown it so far.

That's all from me for now. I hope you enjoyed this one. I will be back for the heavyweight clash between Portugal and Germany tomorrow. Until then, this is John Lupo signing off. 

19:55a year ago

Final chance

90'+2 Petkovic wins a free-kick wide on the right after being fouled by Adam Hlozeck. The 18-year-old gets booked for his troubles. Luka Modric’s free-kick is headed away by Kral and that’s it at Hampden Park.
19:53a year ago

Change for both teams

87' Antonin Barak on for Darida. Croatia substitute Marcelo Brozovic for Kovacic.
19:53a year ago

Not much action at the moment

81' It really has slowed down, hasn't it? Gvardiol pulls back from the byline, which is comfortably smothered by Vaclik.
19:52a year ago

Double change for the Czech Republic

74' Petr Sevcik and Michael Krmencik come on for Jankto and Schick.
19:50a year ago

How did he miss?!

72'  In the Czech penalty area, Niko Vlasic is teed up by a downward header but swivels and sends the ball wide of the far post. The goal was there for the taking.
19:41a year ago

Czech Republic see off the danger

71' Celustka cuts out a cross from Gvardiol.
19:38a year ago

Substitutions on both sides

62' Croatia bring on Nikola Vlasic for Kramaric. 

Meanwhile the Czech Republic will introduce Adam Hlozek and Alex Kral on for Masopust and Tomas Holes.

19:33a year ago

Czechs miss a chance

60' Vrsalkjo is penalized for a late challenge and the Czech Republic have a free-kick on the area between the left side of the Croatian penalty area and the touchline. The free-kick is aimed towards Soucek, but Petkovic rises to put it out for a corner. Shick heads the ensuing inswinger high over the bar.
19:23a year ago

Croatia more aggressive

58' The introduction of Petkovic and Ivanusec has really made a difference. Meanwhile, Kramaric has his shot from just inside the Czech penalty area blocked.
19:19a year ago

Croatia defense standing tall

56' Jankto gets free down the inside left again, but his cross is cleared. The ball comes back his way and he stands it up at the far post. Schick’s downward header is cleared and a subsequent shot on the follow-up is blocked.
19:18a year ago

Czech Republic yellow card

51' Masopust is booked for a late challenge on Josko Gvardiol.
19:16a year ago

Double change for Croatia

49' Those two aforementioned changes by Croatia are Bruno Petkovic and Luka Ivanusec on for Rebic and midfielder Josip Brekalo.
19:15a year ago

Croatia level!

GOAL! 47' And just like that, after making two substitutions, Croatia have restored parity! A brilliant solo effort by Perisic as he cuts inside from the left wing and unleashes a shot from the corner of the penalty area. The ball whizzes past Vaclik and into the back of the net!
19:11a year ago

Second half starts

We are back underway here in Glasgow. Let's see what the second half has in store for us.
18:15a year ago


HT A pretty tepid affair so far even if both teams have had one or two nice passages of play. The decision to award the Czech Republic a penalty still looks to be a bad one and it's with that in mind that Croatia will need to battle back from.

We'll be back shortly with the second half.

18:13a year ago

Schick goes over

45'+3 Mateo Kovacic fouls Schick on the edge of his own penalty area, but he blasts the ball over the bar just a little to the left from the ensuing free-kick.
18:12a year ago

Croatia nearly level!

41' Rebic is put in behind, taking a touch and then slicing the ball wide with a very poor left-footed effort. He should have done much, much better.
18:11a year ago

Why the penalty was given

38' Schick and Lovren were contesting a high ball in the Croatian penalty area. Lovren had eyes only for the ball but he caught Schick with an elbow to the face. It was a complete accident but upon being referred to his pitchside monitor by his Video Assistant Referee, the referee decided to award a penalty.
18:10a year ago

Czech Republic take the lead!

GOAL! 37' Referee Carlos Del Cerra Grande awards what looks to be a ridiculous penalty and Schick, who scored maybe the goal of the tournament against Scotland, converts.
18:09a year ago

Injury timeout

33' There’s a break in play as Patrik Schick receives treatment for a bloody nose after what looked like an accidental arm to the face from Dejan Lovren.
18:08a year ago

Croatia starting to find their range

23'  A well-worked corner from the Croats ends with Perisic finding a pocket of space outside the Czech penalty area. He shoots straight at Vaclik, who catches the ball comfortably, but it's a signal of intent.
17:30a year ago

Half a chance for Croatia?

20' Rebic and Vaclik sprint towards each other to contest a 50-50 ball after the latter was sold short by a bad back-pass. The goalkeeper wins the race to the ball but his clearance is blocked by the Croatia striker. The ball loops up in the air and sails wide.
17:28a year ago

What a chance!

18' The Czechs waste a wonderful scoring opportunity, with Jankto drilling another cross from the left across the face of the six-yard box. There’s nobody on hand to convert it and the ball runs to Coufal, who picks out Schick on the edge of the six-yard box. The striker loses his footing and scuffs a weak shot wide.
17:27a year ago

Wasted chance for the Czechs

12' Well-worked sequence by the Czech Republic as Coufal and Masopust combine down the right and the West Ham sends a cross in for Lovren heads unconvincingly towards Jankto, who blasts the ball high and wide on the volley.
17:12a year ago

Croatia poor so far

10' Croatia win a free-kick from about 35 yards out, but Dejan Lovren sends the ball high over the defensive wall and crossbar.
17:10a year ago

Missed chance for Croatia

6' Perisic does well to get a cross in from the right. Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik pretty much misses the ball but Rebic is unable to take advantage of it.
17:09a year ago

Czechs keep up the pressure

4' From a corner, Soucek loops a header over the bar. They're looking likely very early on here.
17:08a year ago

Good early pressure from the Czechs

2' Jankto gets in an early cross that Vida clears away. Coufal sees the ball drop to him inside the penalty area, but his effort is blocked.
17:03a year ago

Match starts!

The Czechs get us underway.
16:40a year ago

Croatia starting lineup

Livaković; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Gvardiol; Modrić, Kovačić; Perišić, Kramarić, Brekalo; Rebić
16:37a year ago

Czech Republic starting lineup

Vaclik; Bořil, Čelůstka, Kalas, Coufal; Souček, Holeš; Jankto, Darida, Masopust; Schick
10:13a year ago

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10:08a year ago

How to watch Croatia vs Czech Republic

The match will be broadcast on ESPN in the US. Fans in Croatia can tune in via HRT/Sportklub while our Czech friends can see the action on Republic Česká televize. If you can't watch, stay here with me for all of the action!
10:03a year ago

Croatia key player

Luka Modric is Croatia's finest-ever player and at age 35, this may be his last go-round at the Euros. He'll want to perform well to help the 2018 World Cup finalists through the tournament.
09:58a year ago

Czech Republic key player

As mentioned before, Patrik Schick scored both goals in the Czechs opening match. He's the attacking force up front that can power his side through the competition.
09:53a year ago

Croatia projected starting lineup

Livaković; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Gvardiol; Modrić, Kovačić; Rebić, Vlašić, Perišić; Petković
09:48a year ago

Czech Republic predicted starting lineup

Vaclík; Coufal, Čelůstka, Kalas, Bořil; Král, Souček; Masopust, Darida, Jankto; Schick
09:43a year ago

Narrow defeat for Croatia

The Croats were beaten 1-0 by England thanks to a goal by Raheem Sterling, but they're definitely still in with a chance of progressing to the knockout stages.
09:38a year ago

Impressive opening victory for Czech Republic

The Czechs are coming off of a 2-0 victory over Scotland. Patrik Schick scored both goals, including a wonder goal from 50 yards out to put his side top of the pile.
09:33a year ago

Kick-off time

The Croatia vs Czech Republic match will be played at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Kick-off is scheduled for 17:00 BST.
09:28a year ago


Hello and welcome to this key EURO 2020 matchup between Croatia and the Czech Republic. 

My name is John Lupo and i'll be guiding you through all of the action here in this Group D clash in Glasgow.