Pekhart treble inspires perfect Czechs

Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 1.45CET
Czech Republic 5-0 San Marino
Tomáš Pekhart scored a hat-trick of headers inside 37 first-half minutes as the hosts maintained their 100% start to qualifying Group 5 in Prague.
by Evgeniy Lyust
from Na Julisce Stadion
Pekhart treble inspires perfect Czechs
Tomáš Pekhart (No11) is congratulated by his team-mates ©UEFA

Match statistics

Czech RepublicSan Marino

Goals scored5
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts12
 
0
Attempts off target13
 
2
Corners8
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
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Published: Wednesday 11 August 2010, 1.45CET

Pekhart treble inspires perfect Czechs

Czech Republic 5-0 San Marino
Tomáš Pekhart scored a hat-trick of headers inside 37 first-half minutes as the hosts maintained their 100% start to qualifying Group 5 in Prague.

The Czech Republic made it six wins from as many matches in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5 with a 5-0 victory over San Marino, Tomáš Pekhart scoring a first-half hat-trick of headers.

The FK Jablonec striker struck three in his team's 8-0 victory against the same opponents earlier in the campaign, and repeated the feat before half-time in Prague. Jan Kovařík was also on target midway through the first period, with Jan Chramosta completing the scoring from the penalty spot two minutes after the interval. Jan Suchopárek's team lead second-placed Iceland by two points with a game in hand.

Pekhart headed in Ondřej Čelůstka's inviting cross from the right and repeated the feat from Kovařík's delivery from the opposite flank. San Marino goalkeeper Mattia Manzaroli, who impressed throughout, denied Marcel Gecov on 22 minutes but was powerless to prevent Kovařík dispatching the rebound. Pekhart headed in his third five minutes before the break from Lukáš Vácha's corner, before drawing the foul from Michele Cervellini which allowed Chramosta to do the necessary from the spot.

The Czech Republic will be confirmed as group winners if they defeat holders Germany, now eliminated after losing 4-1 to Iceland tonight, on 3 September, four days before they meet their nearest rivals in Jablonec.

Last updated: 11/08/10 20.06CET

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Player profiles

Team profiles

Lineup

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

San Marino

San Marino

1Tomáš Vaclík (GK)1Mattia Manzaroli (GK)
2Jacob Lensky
Substitution59'
2Simone Ciavatta
Substitution80'
4Ondřej Mazuch
Yellow Card66'
3Mattia Giardi
5Ondřej Čelůstka4Michele Cervellini
6Lukáš Vácha
Yellow Card54'
5Alex Della Valle
8Lukáš Mareček6Lorenzo Gasperoni
Yellow Card67'
Substitution90'
10Marcel Gecov7Davide Mularoni
Substitution46'
11Tomáš Pekhart
Goal3'
Goal14'
Goal40'
Substitution75'
8Pier Filippo Mazza
12Jan Kovařík
Goal22'
Substitution46'
9Matteo Vitaioli (C)
Yellow Card84'
13Jan Chramosta
Goal47'
10Maicol Berretti
17Marek Suchý (C)11Alessandro Bianchi

Substitutes

16Roman Valeš (GK)12Riccardo Raschi (GK)
3Radim Řezník13Cristian Brolli
7Jan Vošahlík
Substitution75'
14Raffaele Carlini
Substitution46'
9Michael Rabušic15Mattia Casadei
Substitution80'
14Tomáš Fabián
Substitution46'
16Achille Della Valle
Substitution90'
15Petr Wojnar17Enrico Golinucci
18Vaclav Pilař
Substitution59'
18Marco Rosti

Coach

Jan Suchopárek (CZE) Pier-Angelo Manzaroli (SMR)

Referee

Vital Sevastsyanik (BLR)

Assistant referees

Aleh Kolb (BLR), Siarhei Hidrevich (BLR)

Fourth official

Nikita Pyreev (BLR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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