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Baroš back with a bang

Published: Wednesday 16 October 2002, 21.00CET
Czech Republic 2-0 Belarus Milan Baroš and Karel Poborský earn the points for the hosts.

Match statistics

Czech RepublicBelarus

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 16 October 2002, 21.00CET

Baroš back with a bang

Czech Republic 2-0 Belarus Milan Baroš and Karel Poborský earn the points for the hosts.

The Czech Republic earned their second EURO 2004™ qualifying victory with a 2-0 win against Belarus in Teplice, four days after winning by the same margin against Moldova.

Early goal
Well-organised play from the Czechs in the first half hour was enough to ensure the three points. After just six minutes Milan Baroš, back in the starting lineup after suspension, picked out Karel Poborský with a smart pass and the most experienced player in the Czech side celebrated his 81st international match by firing the ball past the Belarussian goalkeeper, Gennadi Tumilovich.
   
Baroš doubles score
Midfield general Pavel Nedved, who also missed Saturday's game due to suspension, created the second goal for Baroš in the 23rd minute. Thereafter the home side kept on the offensive and created more clear-cut chances, forcing Tumilovich to make several fine saves. Meanwhile, Belarus were dealt a blow on 26 minutes when defender Sergei Yaskovich was forced off the pitch with an injury.
   
Goalless second half
After the interval the heavens opened and the hosts continued to dominate possession but were unable to add to their two goals. Substitute Stepán Vachousek had a good opportunity to increase the score, but his shot from close range was too weak. The visitors also had their moments but they lacked a killer touch and goalkeeper Petr Cech had little to do.

Double blow
"We played pretty well in the first half but the players lost a lot of their power after the restart," said Czech coach Karel Brückner after the game. "I am satisfied that we have six points and time to improve before the next match." Meanwhile Belarus coach Edouard Malofeev said: "We suffered a double blow when we conceded an early goal and Yaskovich got injured."

Last updated: 17/10/02 1.31CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Belarus

Belarus

1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
1
TumilovichGennadi Tumilovich (GK)
2
JiránekMartin Jiránek
Substitution86
2
KulchiyAleksandr Kulchiy
3
UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
3
ShuneikoVladimir Shuneiko
4
GalásekTomáš Galásek
Yellow Card78
4
KhrapkouskiAliaksandr Khrapkouski
Yellow Card12
5
BolfRené Bolf
5
ShtaniukSergei Shtaniuk
Yellow Card39
6
JankulovskiMarek Jankulovski
6
GurenkoSergei Gurenko (C)
7
BarošMilan Baroš
Goal23
7
KhatskevichAleksandr Khatskevich
8
PoborskýKarel Poborský
Goal6
8
YaskovichSergei Yaskovich
Substitution26
9
KollerJan Koller
Substitution57
9
RomashchenkoMaksim Romashchenko
10
RosickýTomáš Rosický
Substitution90
10
HlebAleksandr Hleb
Substitution69
11
NedvědPavel Nedvěd (C)
11
KutuzovVitali Kutuzov

Substitutes

16
KinskýAntonín Kinský (GK)
12
ShantalosovValeri Shantalosov (GK)
13
GrygeraZdeněk Grygera
Substitution86
15
LavrikAndrei Lavrik
Substitution26
14
VachoušekŠtěpán Vachoušek
Substitution57
16
OmelyanchukSergei Omelyanchuk
15
JarošíkJiří Jarošík
Substitution90
Yellow Card90+2
17
RyndyukNikolai Ryndyuk
Substitution69
12
ŠtajnerJiří Štajner
13
VasilyukRoman Vasilyuk
17
DostálekRichard Dostálek
14
TarlovskiIgor Tarlovski
18
ŠimákJan Šimák
18
KachuroPetr Kachuro

Coach

Karel Brückner (CZE) Edouard Malofeev (URS)

Referee

Helmut Fleischer (GER)

Assistant referees

Heiner Müller (GER), Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER)

Fourth official

Knut Kircher (GER)

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