Czechs build on opening victory

Published: Wednesday 12 August 2009, 2.45CET
Iceland 0-2 Czech Republic
Second-half goals from Michael Rabušic and Ondrej Čelustka gave the Czechs their second win from as many games in qualification Group 5.
by Stefán Stefánsson
Czechs build on opening victory
The Czech Republic have won their first two matches ©AFP

Match statistics

IcelandCzech Republic

Goals scored0
2
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts5
 
18
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners2
 
5
Fouls committed15
 
22

Matches

Published: Wednesday 12 August 2009, 2.45CET

Czechs build on opening victory

Iceland 0-2 Czech Republic
Second-half goals from Michael Rabušic and Ondrej Čelustka gave the Czechs their second win from as many games in qualification Group 5.

Second-half goals from Michael Rabušic and Ondrej Čelustka gave the Czech Republic their second win from as many matches in qualification Group 5 for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Pacesetters
Rabušic broke the deadlock just before the hour, with Čelustka doubling the lead eleven minutes from time in Reykjavik. Jakub Dovalil's men, who defeated San Marino 8-0 in June, have an early six-point lead in the section although Northern Ireland and holders Germany are yet to begin their campaigns.

Set-piece reward
Both sides fashioned opportunities during the first half, while after the break it was the visitors who started strongly, and they went in front on 58 minutes when Rabušic punished the Iceland defence for failing to clear. Buoyed by their lead, the Czech Republic went in search of a second against a deflated home side and they made sure of the points when Borek Dockal dummied a free-kick from Jan Vošahlík, allowing Čelustka to finish from midway inside the penalty area.

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Last updated: 12/08/09 19.35CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Iceland

Iceland

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1Óskar Pétursson (GK)1Tomáš Vaclík (GK)
2Andrés Már Jóhannesson
Yellow Card80'
2Jan Lecjaks
3Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson3Jan Hošek
4Hjörtur Valgardsson5Ondřej Čelůstka
Goal79'
5Almarr Ormarsson
Substitution66'
6Lukáš Vácha
Substitution59'
6Birkir Bjarnason7Tomáš Hořava
7Skúli Jón Fridgeirsson
Substitution84'
8Bořek Dočkal (C)
Yellow Card35'
8Bjarni Vidarsson
Yellow Card38'
Substitution72'
9Michael Rabušic
Goal58'
Substitution74'
9Rúrik Gíslason (C)
Yellow Card41'
11Jan Vošahlík
Substitution90'
10Johann Gudmundsson14Marcel Gecov
11Gudlaugur Pálsson17Marek Suchý

Substitutes

12Haraldur Björnsson (GK)16Jan Hanuš (GK)
13Jósef Kristinn Jósefsson4Radek Dejmek
14Finnur Margeirsson10Jan Morávek
15Jón Gudni Fjóluson
Substitution72'
12Lukáš Mareček
Substitution90'
16Gudmundur Kristjánsson13Milan Černý
Substitution59'
17Alfred Finnbogason
Substitution66'
15Libor Kozák
Substitution74'
18Arnar Mar Bjorgvinsson
Substitution84'
18Martin Zeman

Coach

Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL) Jakub Dovalil (CZE)

Referee

Euan Norris (SCO)

Assistant referees

Alan Cunningham (SCO), William Baxter (SCO)

Fourth official

Thomas Robertson (SCO)

Legend:

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

See also