Germany thwart Czech Republic coronation

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 21.30CET
Czech Republic 1-1 Germany
Jan Tilman Kirchhoff's 72nd-minute strike earned the holders a point and prevented the Group 5 leaders from sealing top spot.
Germany thwart Czech Republic coronation
Germany's Peniel Mlapa (left) tussles with Tomáš Fabián ©AFP
 

Match statistics

Czech RepublicGermany

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts2
 
7
Attempts off target4
 
6
Corners3
 
10
Fouls committed14
 
8

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Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 21.30CET

Germany thwart Czech Republic coronation

Czech Republic 1-1 Germany
Jan Tilman Kirchhoff's 72nd-minute strike earned the holders a point and prevented the Group 5 leaders from sealing top spot.

The Czech Republic dropped their first points in Group 5 as holders Germany hit back to earn a draw in Mlada Boleslav thanks to Jan Tilman Kirchhoff's 72nd-minute strike.

A point would have assured the Czechs top spot in the section, but they must now wait until their final game at home to closest rivals Iceland on Tuesday to confirm it. Iceland, three points adrift in second, must win by two goals to clinch first place while Germany, champions in 2009, are already out of contention.

Jan Suchopárek's side had won their six previous games coming into the match, including a 2-1 win in Germany this time last year, and looked on course to make it seven from seven when Lukáš Mareček fired them ahead with a long-range strike in the 38th minute.

Third-placed Germany had won just one of their previous six outings but they battled back and drew level when Kirchhoff profited from good work by Sebastian Jung to find the net from four metres out, his goal putting the Czechs' celebrations on hold.

Last updated: 04/09/10 0.59CET

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Player profiles

Team profiles

Lineup

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Germany

Germany

1Tomáš Vaclík (GK)1Oliver Baumann (GK)
2Jan Hošek2Sebastian Jung
Yellow Card37'
3Radim Řezník3Konstantin Rausch
4Marcel Gecov4Lasse Sobiech
5Ondřej Čelůstka5Jan Tilman Kirchhoff
Goal71'
8Bořek Dočkal
Substitution46'
6Christoph Moritz
Yellow Card82'
10Libor Kozák
Substitution65'
7Patrick Herrmann
Substitution67'
11Tomáš Pekhart (C)8Sebastian Rudy
Substitution61'
12Tomáš Fabián9Richard Sukuta-Pasu
13Milan Černý
Yellow Card57'
10Lewis Holtby (C)
18Lukáš Mareček
Goal38'
Substitution88'
11Peniel Mlapa
Substitution89'

Substitutes

16Marek Štěch (GK)12Kevin Trapp (GK)
6Lukáš Vácha
Substitution46'
13Stefan Bell
7Tomáš Hořava
Substitution88'
14Mehmet Ekici
Substitution67'
9Michael Rabušic15Patrick Funk
Substitution89'
14Jan Kovařík16Mario Götze
Substitution61'
15Radek Dejmek17Tony Jantschke
17Jan Chramosta
Substitution65'
18Nils Teixeira

Coach

Jan Suchopárek (CZE) Rainer Adrion (GER)

Referee

Andrea De Marco (ITA)

Assistant referees

Gianluca Cariolato (ITA), Fabio Galloni (ITA)

Fourth official

Antonio Danilo Giannoccaro (ITA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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