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Third-place consolation for Czechoslovakia

Published: Wednesday 1 October 2003, 8.55CET
Czechoslovakia 2-0 France
Vlastimil Bubník and Ladislav Pavlovič scored the goals as Czechoslovakia sweetened the blow of missing the inaugural final by finishing third.
Third-place consolation for Czechoslovakia
Robert Jonquet played his last game for France against Czechoslovakia ©Getty Images

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Published: Wednesday 1 October 2003, 8.55CET

Third-place consolation for Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia 2-0 France
Vlastimil Bubník and Ladislav Pavlovič scored the goals as Czechoslovakia sweetened the blow of missing the inaugural final by finishing third.

Czechoslovakia beat France 2-0 to wrap up third place at the inaugural UEFA European Football Championship.

Defeated 3-0 by the Soviet Union in the last four, the Czechs mounted an impressive response against the hosts, who themselves had surrendered a 4-2 lead to be eliminated by Yugoslavia in the semi-finals. Superior for large periods, Czechoslovakia ultimately prevailed thanks to goals from Vlastimil Bubník and Ladislav Pavlovič.

It proved a defining fixture in Marseille, with seven players from either side – including France's elegant centre-half Robert Jonquet – never capped again. Robert Siatka and goalkeeper Jean Taillandier were handed French debuts in the third-place play-off, but both were helpless to deny the Czechoslovakian opener, Bubník driving in Ladislav Novák's long cross from the edge of the penalty area.

Pavlovic added a second when he robbed Michel Stievenard and ran in from the halfway line. There was no way back for a France team which was further blunted when an injury to Jean-Jacques Marcel forced him out on to the right wing.

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Lineups

Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia

France

France

1
SchrojfViliam Schrojf
1
TaillandierJean Taillandier
2
ŠafránekFrantišek Šafránek
2
RodzikBruno Rodzik
3
PopluhárJán Popluhár
3
JonquetRobert Jonquet (C)
4
NovákLadislav Novák (C)
4
ChordaAndré Chorda
5
BuberníkTitus Buberník
5
MarcelJean-Jacques Marcel
6
MasopustJosef Masopust
6
SiatkaRobert Siatka
7
PavlovičLadislav Pavlovič
Goal88
7
HeutteFrançois Heutte
8
VojtaJosef Vojta
8
DouisYvon Douis
9
MolnárPavol Molnár
9
WisnieskiMaryan Wisnieski
10
BubníkVlastimil Bubník
Goal58
10
StievenardMichel Stievenard
11
DolinskýMilan Dolinský
11
VincentJean Vincent

Substitutes

12
LamiaGeorges Lamia
13
WendlingJean Wendling
14
HerbinRobert Herbin
15
SauvagePaul Sauvage

Coach

Rudolf Vytlacil (AUT) Albert Batteux (FRA)

Referee

Cesare Jonni (ITA)

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