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Czechs claim crucial win

Published: Friday 10 October 2003, 11.45CET
Austria 0-2 Czech Republic The away side secure three points and first place in Group 3.

Match statistics

AustriaCzech Republic

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 3: CZE / HOL / AUT / BLS / MOL

PPts
Czech Republic Czech Republic818
Belarus Belarus818
Austria Austria811
Netherlands Netherlands76
Moldova Moldova71
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Friday 10 October 2003, 11.45CET

Czechs claim crucial win

Austria 0-2 Czech Republic The away side secure three points and first place in Group 3.

The Czech Republic secured a place in the play-offs for the final tournament thanks to a vital 2-0 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying win in Austria.

Crucial win
Two successive defeats had jeopardized the Czech's chances of finishing at the top of Group 3 but goals from midfield player Martin Kolar and striker Vaclav Sverkos ensured that Belarus, who had led the section with 18 points, were denied top position because of the Czech Republic's superior record in matches between the two sides. Austria finish the section in third place on eleven points

Goalkeeping heroics
Austria, however, did not make it easy for the away team and forced Reggina Calcio goalkeeper Martin Lejsal, in only his second start for the U21s, to produce a series of impressive saves in the opening exchanges.

Kolar penalty
His counterpart, Hans-Peter Berger, was less successful in the home goal as he brought down Sverkos in the box three minutes before the break, and Kolar made no mistake from the penalty spot.

Sverkos decisive
Lejsal was again at the thick of the action after the interval, parrying a succession of shots from Roman Kienast. However, the away side wrapped up the points 12 minutes from time when Sverkos tucked away a left-wing cross from substitute Filip Trojan, sealing an all-important victory. The final scoreline could have been more emphatic, only for Sverkos to miss a penalty in the closing stages.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.53CET

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Lineups

Austria

Austria

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1
Hans Peter BergerHans Peter Berger (GK) (C)
Yellow Card41
1
LejsalMartin Lejsal (GK)
2
IbertsbergerAndreas Ibertsberger
Yellow Card76
2
KrapPatrik Krap
3
PircherPatrick Pircher
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
4
LassnigMartin Lassnig
4
KoubskýJiří Koubský
5
PragerThomas Prager
5
BurešJakub Bureš
6
ZiervogelAlexander Ziervogel
Substitution58
6
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
7
GaricsGyörgy Garics
7
KobylíkDavid Kobylík
Substitution77
8
HorvathMichael Horvath
Substitution46
8
PolákJan Polák (C)
Yellow Card16
9
KienastRoman Kienast
9
SvěrkošVáclav Svěrkoš
Goal75
Substitution87
10
SalmutterKlaus Salmutter
Substitution66
10
LickaMario Licka
11
SäumelJürgen Säumel
11
KolářMartin Kolář
Goal42
Substitution66

Substitutes

12
GspurningMichael Gspurning (GK)
16
KolářPatrik Kolář (GK)
13
EiselePhilip Eisele
Substitution46
12
LafataDavid Lafata
Substitution87
14
ParapatitsJoachim Parapatits
13
FořtPavel Fořt
15
Turgay BahadırTurgay Bahadır
Substitution66
14
SlepičkaMiroslav Slepička
Substitution77
16
KampelJürgen Kampel
15
HudecMartin Hudec
17
BergerDenis Berger
Substitution58
17
TrojanFilip Trojan
Substitution66
18
SchellanderRobert Schellander
18
BestaPavel Besta

Coach

Willibald Ruttensteiner (AUT) Werner Licka

Referee

Alfonso Peréz Burrull (ESP)

Assistant referees

Pedro Medina Hernandez (ESP), Victoriano Diaz Casado (ESP)

Fourth official

Pedro Tristante Oliva (ESP)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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