LiveScotland 1-0 Czech Republic: Fraser's early goal enough as resolute Scots see off Czechs
Ryan Fraser's sixth-minute goal turned out to be the winner as Scotland put in a fine performance to record a 1-0 win against the Czech Republic.
The Newcastle man slid the ball home early in the game following good work from Stephen O’Donnell and Lyndon Dykes.
Fraser nearly had another when he latched onto John McGinn’s through-ball but his effort was a little too high.
The visitors peppered David Marshall's goal in both halves but the likes of Matej Vydra and Tomas Soucek found the Scots in resolute mood.
Oli McBurnie hit the bar with a fine effort towards the end as Scotland enjoyed a rare foray forward and Marshall tipped over an effort from Jan Boril in injury time as Steve Clarke’s side held on for a fine victory.
Relive the action below.
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- Fraser strokes home opener
- Robertson suspended; Fleck injured
- Scotland line up in a 3-4-1-2 formation with McTominay as CB
- Scotland aiming for an eighth consecutive game without defeat
- Czech Republic have won their last two games 2-1
- Ninth meeting between the two nations
Fine performance by Scotland as they hold on for victory against the Czech Republic. Ryan Fraser’s early goal turns out to be the winner. Eight games unbeaten, another clean sheet!
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Keep it tight, Scotland…
In the other game in the group, Zahavi has netted a treble to complete a remarkable turnaround for Israel who now lead Slovakia in Trnava 3-2!
McBurnie! No! Off the bar! So close to a second for the hosts.
Good GRIEF! Ball in from Poznar, Marshall… flumps at it, and Soucek gets a clear sight of goal but blazes over!
Marshall booked for time-wasting. Classic. Ten minutes left and Scotland still lead by a goal to nil.
Hanlon and Paterson on for Taylor and J McGinn
Kral and Vydra off; Kaderabek and Rabusic on
All square in Trnava
Zahavi scores his second of the night and Israel are back on level terms! Slovakia 2, Israel 2.
Czechs chasing a leveller
Czech Republic are a good team and are putting Scotland under near-constant pressure as they seek an equaliser. Set-pieces, particularly corners, are looking dangerous. 15 left to play - can Scotland continue to shut the visitors out?
There’s been another goal in Trnava
Eran Zahavi reduces arrears for the visitors. Now Slovakia 2, Israel 1.
McLean on for the excellent Fraser
Kral gets on the end of Darida’s corner but that is a fine block from John McGinn - his older brother Paul would have been proud of that one etc etc
McGregor tries to thread a ball through to Fraser but it’s just beyond the diminutive forward. Still Scotland 1, Czech Rep 0 with a little over 20 minutes to play
Masopust and Provod make way for Poznar and Sevcik
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