Scotland fans were left disappointed as the Dark Blues lost 2-0 to the Czech Republic in their European Championship opener.
With only 12,000 supporters allowed inside Hampden, most of the Tartan Army were watching the national side’s Group D opener from afar.
And they had plenty to say on social media about the big moments at the national stadium as Scotland’s first major tournament match since 1998 ended in defeat.
Tierney missing out
Kieran Tierney was missing from the Scotland side which faced the Czechs with the Arsenal defender out injured.
Scotland supporters were disappointed to see Tierney out, with Soctty123 saying on Twitter the 24-year-old would be a “big miss”.
No Tierney is the big miss, obviously injured. Other than that I'd have started Adams, but we have loads of great options on the bench.
— Soctty123 (@Soctty123) June 14, 2021
— Keiléb (@Keileb__) June 14, 2021
Meanwhile, others were disappointed with who Steve Clarke had left on the bench.
Strange line-up. Christie before Gilmour, Turnbull and McGregor is worrying. Adams should be in before Dykes. Marshall should be behind Gordon in pecking order.
But, if it works then great.
— dances with pigeons (@fergie133) June 14, 2021
First half chances
Scotland created a couple of decent first half opportunities.
Lyndon Dykes sent an effort narrowly wide from an Andy Robertson cross and then the skipper had an effort tipped over by Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik.
The Tartan Army were disappointed the national side were unable to take the lead.
Should've scored that Robbo. Good chance
— Fan of Valentina🏴🍀 (@Fanofvalentina3) June 14, 2021
— Gordon (@GMasterton) June 14, 2021
Czech Republic’s opener
It was the Czechs who took the lead at Hampden after 42 minutes courtesy of Patrik Schick.
For fans, it felt like a case of same old Scotland as Kym Morrison summed up.
It's the hope that kills you.
— Kym Morrison (@mrsmo1612) June 14, 2021
While some, including former Scotland international Don Hutchison, hoped that falling behind could spark a revival.
Gutted about that goal! Let's hope it means Scotland come out firing in the second half #SCOCZE 🏴🙏
— Sam North (@The_Sam_North) June 14, 2021
That goal might spark Scotland into life. We’ve been average! 🏴
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) June 14, 2021
Meanwhile, some fans were disappointed with Scotland’s approach in the first half and Clarke’s team selections.
Clarke lives & dies by this team selection. Christie, Dykes, O’Donnell, all should be nowhere near this starting 11, the most predictable 45 minutes in world football.
— Sbuddie (@Sbuddiesaints) June 14, 2021
Endless hoofball from Scotland, very little quality, McTomminay nowhere, O'Donnell a nightmare.
— Kenny Lang (@glenthedog) June 14, 2021
Dykes is completely isolated up top, O’Donnell and Armstrong have been utterly useless. Really has picked the wrong side
— Antony Herrera (@Antony_Herrera_) June 14, 2021
At the interval, Clarke withdrew Christie and sent on Adams, which pleased some fans.
Thank god for that !!!
— Craig Gio McKay (@MaccaGio) June 14, 2021
Close to the equaliser
Scotland made a strong start to the second half with Jack Hendry hitting the crossbar and Vaclik making a fantastic save to stop Tomas Kalas scoring an own goal.
These chances encouraged that a comeback could be possible.
Hendry hits the bar! And then a potential OG brilliantly clawed out by Vaclik. Come on boys! Scotland 🏴
— J ⚽️🏀🎾 (@Lausters) June 14, 2021
What a chance for Scotland. Great save on that one
— Alan Scholes (@ScholesAlan) June 14, 2021
Schick’s stunner doubles the lead
On 52 minutes, Scotland fell two goals behind with Schick lobbing David Marshall with a spectacular long range finish.
And fans weren’t happy.
23 years we've waited. For this.
— McDoom (@BearMcDoom) June 14, 2021
Think I can wait another 23 years after this to be honest total let down defenders weak mid field non existent forwards nowhere
— Iain McGregor (@greagsy) June 14, 2021
Waited this long to get to a major tournament and this is how we play just send us home now 😂😂😂😂
— Paul Raeburn (@xpaulboiix) June 14, 2021
Why was David Marshall so far off his line, he's fond of doing this I knew it was going to cost us one of these days
— David Macmillan (@Macmilla16David) June 14, 2021
More Scotland chances
The home side continued to create opportunities with Stuart Armstrong and Dykes going close to pulling a goal back.
For the supporters watching on, it was exasperating viewing.
We are the most unlucky team
— Callan Bell 🏴 (@CallanBell1) June 14, 2021
So many chances, poor quality in front of goal, not much luck either.
— Kenny Lang (@glenthedog) June 14, 2021
Being a Scotland fan is sair fecht
— Langtoun Lad (@LangtounL) June 14, 2021
Absolutely awful in front of goal
— Robbie Dyce (@DyceRobbie) June 14, 2021
Opener ends in defeat
Scotland were unable to force their way back into the contest and ahead of further clashes against England at Wembley and Croatia at Hampden, the mood among fans online was downbeat.
— A Haverin' History of Scotland (@AHaverinHistory) June 14, 2021
— Gerry Hassan (@GerryHassan) June 14, 2021
A harsh result tbh.
Mainly due to poor individual errors. Typical.
Some good moments. Czechs defending was better & the GK made some big saves.
The 2nd goal though 😑 What Hendry was doing & Marshall putting too much trust to be up the pitch.
Big calls to make for Friday 🏴
— Yousaf (@Yousaf_S_1987) June 14, 2021
The poor starting line up cost Scotland the game. We shouldn’t be happy with just being there.
— The Resistance Review (@T_Rreview) June 14, 2021