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Hubník sees off Scotland in Prague

Published: Friday 8 October 2010, 23.15CET
Czech Republic 1-0 Scotland
Roman Hubník headed the only goal of the game as the home side got off the mark in Group I.
by Ian Holyman
from Eden Stadium
Hubník sees off Scotland in Prague
Roman Hubník (centre) celebrates his decisive goal at the Eden Stadium ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Czech RepublicScotland

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts24
 
3
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target14
 
2
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners12
 
0
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
16
Fouls suffered16
 
6

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 8 October 2010, 23.15CET

Hubník sees off Scotland in Prague

Czech Republic 1-0 Scotland
Roman Hubník headed the only goal of the game as the home side got off the mark in Group I.

Roman Hubník headed the only goal of the game as the Czech Republic beat Scotland 1-0 to get off the mark in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group I. The Hertha BSC Berlin defender finally ended the visitors' stoic resistance with 21 minutes remaining at the Eden Stadium to salve the pain of last month's surprise 1-0 defeat at home to Lithuania.

Unbeaten after two games at kick-off, Scotland arrived in Prague intent on maintaining that record and adding to the Czechs' frustrations. Michal Bílek's men often found their way to goal barred by a well-drilled wall of yellow-shirted defenders, who only looked vulnerable when Tomáš Rosický darted towards them.

The Czech Republic were rarely ruffled at the back themselves as Scotland ventured forward only tentatively. James Morrison's nimble footwork almost produced an opening, yet it was a miscued headed clearance from home debutant Marek Suchý that brought the biggest scare. As a keenly-contested half drew to a close, the hosts gave themselves hope a breakthrough could be made. A Hubník header tested Allan McGregor before the Scotland goalkeeper rushed to smother Tomáš Necid's close-range effort following good work from Michal Kadlec.

With Scotland reluctant to emerge from their shell, the Czechs pressed incessantly, though their best opening came when Craig Levein's men had made a rare foray forward – McGregor brilliantly pawing aside Jan Polák's well-placed header after a sweeping counterattack.

The goalkeeper could do little, though, when Rosický's vicious corner was flicked on and Hubník nodded in from close range. Scotland could have ended up further in the arrears but Roman Bednář's stabbed shot rolled narrowly wide with McGregor wrong-footed. Next up for Scotland is a daunting date with reigning world and European champions Spain on Tuesday when the Czech Republic travel to Liechtenstein.

Last updated: 09/10/10 1.07CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Scotland

Scotland

1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
1
McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
2
SuchýMarek Suchý
2
HuttonAlan Hutton
3
KadlecMichal Kadlec
3
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
Yellow Card13
5
HubníkRoman Hubník
Goal69
4
McManusStephen McManus
7
NecidTomáš Necid
Yellow Card15
Substitution84
5
WeirDavid Weir
Yellow Card83
8
PolákJan Polák
6
G. CaldwellGary Caldwell
Substitution76
9
MageraLukáš Magera
Substitution59
7
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher (C)
10
RosickýTomáš Rosický (C)
8
MackieJamie Mackie
Substitution76
12
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch
9
S. NaismithSteven Naismith
13
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
Substitution90+4
10
MorrisonJames Morrison
Substitution84
17
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
Yellow Card33
11
DorransGraham Dorrans

Substitutes

16
LaštůvkaJan Laštůvka (GK)
12
GordonCraig Gordon (GK)
4
HolekMario Holek
Substitution84
14
MillerKenny Miller
Substitution76
6
RajnochJan Rajnoch
Substitution90+4
15
RobsonBarry Robson
Substitution84
Yellow Card86
11
PudilDaniel Pudil
17
MaloneyShaun Maloney
14
BednářRoman Bednář
Substitution59
19
BardsleyPhil Bardsley
15
V. KadlecVáclav Kadlec
22
IwelumoChris Iwelumo
Substitution76
18
ŠtajnerJiří Štajner
23
BerraChristophe Berra

Coach

Michal Bílek (CZE) Craig Levein (SCO)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Miro Grgić (CRO)

Fourth official

Domagoj Vučkov (CRO)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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