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Patrick Chik of the Czech Republic has scored 4 goals in the Euro Cup so far.
In the Euro Cup football tournament, there were two major upsets in the round of 16 match on Sunday. In the opening match of the day, 43 in the World FIFA Rankings, the Czech Republic defeated the 14th-ranked Netherlands 2-0. Meanwhile, Belgium defeated defending champion and star striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s team 1-0. Both the Netherlands and Portugal are now out of the tournament.
Thomas Holes and Patrick Chick scored
In the first match, Czech Republic won with the help of goals from Thomas Holles and Patrick Chick. Both the teams had failed to score any goal till the first half. After this, at the beginning of the second half (55th minute), Mathis de Light of the Netherlands was shown a red card for a hand ball and sent off the field.
Czech Republic captain Thomas Sousek with fans after victory.
Netherlands’ third defeat in the knockout rounds
The Czechs took advantage of this and in the 68th minute Thomas Holles scored a brilliant goal on the header. After this, in the 80th minute, star striker Chick scored a goal in the counter attack to ensure the victory of his team. This is the third consecutive defeat for the Netherlands in the Euro Cup knockout rounds. Earlier the team was dropped in 2012 and 2016 as well. The team has not been able to score in the last 12 consecutive Euro Cup matches. The Czechs have scored 2 or more goals in 5 of their last 7 matches against the Netherlands.
Czech team will face Denmark
The Czech Republic will face Denmark in the quarter-finals. There have been 25 matches between the two before this. Out of this, Czech has won 13 matches and Denmark won only 2. Out of the last 6 matches between the two teams, 5 matches have been drawn. At the same time, Denmark defeated Czech 3–0 in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 2014. Andres Cornelius and Simon Jair scored in this match. Both are still in the team.
Patrick Chick scored a goal like this.
beat Denmark 17 years ago
The Czech Republic’s team beat Denmark 3-0 in the quarter-finals 17 years ago i.e. at Euro 2004. Czech star striker Chick has so far scored 4 goals in this season of the Euro Cup. He is just 1 goal behind Portugal’s highest 5 goals and is considered a strong contender for the Golden Boot.