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Czechs condemn Ukraine to four in a row

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 21.20CET
Czech Republic 4-0 Ukraine
The UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts' preparations took another turn for the worse with a fourth friendly loss in succession.
by Igor Linnyk
from Stadion Letná
Czechs condemn Ukraine to four in a row
Jaroslav Plašil challenges Ukraine forward Artem Milevskiy ©AFP

Match statistics

Czech RepublicUkraine

Goals scored4
 
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Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
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Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 21.20CET

Czechs condemn Ukraine to four in a row

Czech Republic 4-0 Ukraine
The UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts' preparations took another turn for the worse with a fourth friendly loss in succession.

The Czech Republic scored two early goals in each half to condemn Ukraine to a fourth straight defeat.

Having lost their three previous friendly fixtures – against France, Sweden and Uruguay – the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts suffered the least desirable of starts. Michal Kadlec, scorer of the Czechs' last-minute equaliser against Scotland on Saturday, struck twice inside the opening 12 minutes in Prague. Jan Rezek and Daniel Kolář then added a goal apiece within six minutes of the restart.

Kadlec had registered with a penalty at Hampden Park and he picked up from where he left off with another thumping spot kick after Rezek had been felled by Vyacheslav Shevchuk. Still reeling from conceding the early opener, Ukraine found themselves two down when Kadlec headed Jaroslav Plašil's corner into the net.

The visitors tried to establish a foothold in the game and though they managed to muster individual efforts from Yevhen Konoplyanka, Andriy Yarmolenko and Marko Dević, none of them troubled Czech goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobný excessively.

Two minutes into the second half his fine work was rewarded, Rezek breaking through the centre and finishing perfectly into the corner. Oleh Blokhin's team's night went from bad to worse only four minutes later when Václav Pilař raced down the left and passed to Kolář, who controlled, steadied himself and fired into the net.

Dević, Yarmolenko and debutant Anton Shynder all passed up opportunities for Ukraine thereafter to leave Blokhin's side with a record of 12 goals conceded and only three scored in their four most recent matches.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.35CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Ukraine

Ukraine

DrobnýJaroslav Drobný (GK)
DykanAndriy Dykan (GK)
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch
Substitution60
ShevchukVyacheslav Shevchuk
Yellow Card67
Substitution76
KadlecMichal Kadlec
Goal3
Goal12
KucherOlexandr Kucher
Yellow Card53
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
KryvtsovSerhiy Kryvtsov
SivokTomáš Sivok
ButkoBohdan Butko
PudilDaniel Pudil
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
PlašilJaroslav Plašil (C)
GaiOlexiy Gai
Substitution46
KolářDaniel Kolář
Yellow Card45
Goal51
Substitution68
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution80
RezekJan Rezek
Goal47
Yellow Card69
Substitution71
MilevskiyArtem Milevskiy
Substitution57
PilařVáclav Pilař
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
Substitution84
PekhartTomáš Pekhart
Substitution58
KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
Substitution52

Substitutes

Gebre SelassieTheodor Gebre Selassie
Substitution60
FedetskiyArtem Fedetskiy
Substitution76
VacekKamil Vacek
Substitution68
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy
Substitution46
PetrželaMilan Petržela
Substitution71
ShinderAnton Shinder
Substitution80
LafataDavid Lafata
Substitution58
SeleznyovYevhen Seleznyov
Substitution57
KalynychenkoMaxym Kalynychenko
Substitution84
VoroninAndriy Voronin
Substitution52

Coach

Michal Bílek (CZE) Oleh Blokhin (UKR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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