Play-off for Final Tournament, Second leg - 19/11/2003 - 16:30CET (16:30 local time) - Bazaly - Ostrava
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Czech Republic - Switzerland 1-2 - 19/11/2003 - Match page - Under-21 2004

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Holders sunk by Swiss

Published: Wednesday 19 November 2003, 20.58CET
Czech Republic 1-2 Switzerland (agg: 3-3, 3-4 on penalties) Ten-man visitors eliminate holders.

Match statistics

Czech RepublicSwitzerland

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Published: Wednesday 19 November 2003, 20.58CET

Holders sunk by Swiss

Czech Republic 1-2 Switzerland (agg: 3-3, 3-4 on penalties) Ten-man visitors eliminate holders.

Switzerland held their nerves to wipe out a first-leg deficit and duly eliminate the Czech Republic in front of their own fans on penalty kicks - despite having a player sent off.

Costly misses
After defeat by the odd goal in three on home soil on Saturday, Switzerland produced a 2-1 away victory of their own and although Roland Schwegler hit a post with the first Swiss spot-kick, misses by Czechs Václav Sverkos and Martin Kolár ensured Switzerland qualified.

Pin-point cross
Marco Streller was the man dismissed for the visitors on 64 minutes, by which point they were already trailing 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate. Jirí Koubský, who scored the Czech Republic's winning goal in Basel at the weekend, headed in a pinpoint Petr Musil cross just before the hour mark to give Switzerland a seemingly impossible task.

Hero to villain
Visiting captain Mario Eggimann gave his side hope with a goal 15 minutes from time and, perhaps wary of their opponents' tremendous record outside Switzerland - they won three and drew one of their four qualifiers away from home - the Czech Republic began to panic. Koubský promptly turned from hero to villain, heading into his own net to level the scores on aggregate.

Dramatic shoot-out
A goalless period of extra time was followed by the dramatic shoot-out - and the Czech Republic, who won the tournament in 2002, bowed out. Disappointed coach Werner Licka said: "We did not concede a single goal from dead-ball positions within the whole group stage, but we let in two such goals today."

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.52CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Switzerland

Switzerland

1
LaštůvkaJan Laštůvka (GK)
1
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK)
2
VidličkaVlastimil Vidlička
2
P. DegenPhilipp Degen
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
3
JaggyKim Jaggy
4
KoubskýJiří Koubský
Goal57
Goal85
4
SchweglerRoland Schwegler
5
BurešJakub Bureš
5
EggimannMario Eggimann (C)
Goal76
6
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
Yellow Card97 ET
6
RochatAlain Rochat
Yellow Card13
7
MusilPetr Musil
Substitution68
7
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
Yellow Card34
Substitution67
8
PolákJan Polák (C)
8
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
Yellow Card32
9
SvěrkošVáclav Svěrkoš
9
StrellerMarco Streller
Red Card64
10
LickaMario Licka
Substitution106 ET
10
BaumannPatrick Baumann
Yellow Card25
Substitution65
11
TrojanFilip Trojan
Yellow Card49
Substitution87
11
VonlanthenJohan Vonlanthen
Substitution105 ET

Substitutes

16
LejsalMartin Lejsal (GK)
12
BenaglioDiego Benaglio (GK)
13
KolářMartin Kolář
Substitution87
13
NefAlain Nef
Substitution65
14
SlepičkaMiroslav Slepička
Substitution68
Yellow Card90
14
CerronePascal Cerrone
Substitution105 ET
17
LafataDavid Lafata
Substitution106 ET
16
D. DegenDavid Degen
Substitution67
Yellow Card77
12
FořtPavel Fořt
15
ChiumentoDavide Chiumento
15
SchusterAleš Schuster
17
GygaxDaniel Gygax
18
BestaPavel Besta
18
BahThierno Bah

Coach

Werner LickaBernard Challandes (SUI)

Referee

Martin Hansson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Henrik Andren (SWE), Per-Inge Nyberg (SWE)

Fourth official

Ake Andreasson (SWE)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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