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Clinical Czechs stay in contention

Published: Friday 25 March 2005, 22.00CET
Czech Republic 3-0 Finland Ladislav Škorpil's team continue their impressive qualifying form in Group 1.
Published: Friday 25 March 2005, 22.00CET

Clinical Czechs stay in contention

Czech Republic 3-0 Finland Ladislav Škorpil's team continue their impressive qualifying form in Group 1.

By Ladislav Josef

The Czech Republic returned to winning ways in Group 1 after their draw in F.Y.R. Macedonia last November, defeating Finland 3-0 in Mladá Boleslav to remain in contention for a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals.

Scoring habit
Lukáš Magera, who was also on target for the Czechs in the previous international to be played in Skopje, opened the scoring today. The tall midfield player fired in a low left-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area on 20 minutes.

Taulo error
Both sides made changes at half-time, but the substitutions of home coach Ladislav Škorpil proved to be more successful than those of his Finnish counterpart Markku Tapio Kanerva. Czech substitute Ales Besta centred from the left touchline in the 52nd minute and Finnish debutant Ville Taulo headed into his own net.

Late third
The visitors were reduced to ten men on 69 minutes as Njazi Kuqi was sent off for dissent, and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach forward Vaclav Sverkos took advantage to seal the victory with the third goal three minutes from time.

Second place
The Czech Republic therefore trail section leaders Romania - 2-0 winners against the Netherlands today - by one point, while Finland are second from bottom having managed only three points from five games. The Dutch are Finland's next opponents on 7 June, with the Czechs next at home against F.Y.R. Macedonia the same day.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.33CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Finland

Finland

1
GrigarTomáš Grigar (GK)
1
MäenpääNiki Mäenpää (GK)
2
ŠvecMichal Švec
2
HauhiaMikko Hauhia
3
KleinMartin Klein
3
PortinJens Portin
Substitution46
4
LatkaMartin Latka
4
HalstiMarkus Halsti
Yellow Card14
Goal53
5
KadlecMichal Kadlec
5
NymanAri Nyman
6
SivokTomáš Sivok (C)
Yellow Card80
6
LampiVeli Lampi
7
PetrželaMilan Petržela
Substitution90
7
ArkivuoKari Arkivuo
Substitution46
8
MageraLukáš Magera
Goal20
8
ScheweleffHenri Scheweleff (C)
9
PapadopulosMichal Papadopulos
Substitution83
9
KuqiNjazi Kuqi
Yellow Card69
Red Card69
10
SvěrkošVáclav Svěrkoš
Yellow Card83
Goal87
10
KujalaJussi Kujala
11
HlavatýLukáš Hlavatý
Substitution46
11
OravainenPetri Oravainen
Substitution74

Substitutes

16
BučekAntonín Buček (GK)
12
LiskolaVille Liskola (GK)
12
BestaAleš Besta
Substitution46
13
KolsiMarko Kolsi
13
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
Substitution90
14
SjölundDaniel Sjölund
14
MikolandaPetr Mikolanda
Substitution83
15
KoskelaToni Koskela
15
DosoudilRadek Dosoudil
16
TauloVille Taulo
Substitution46
17
ZapletalVáclav Zapletal
17
LehtinenToni Lehtinen
Substitution74
18
TarvajärviNiklas Tarvajärvi
Substitution46

Coach

Ladislav Škorpil (CZE) Markku Tapio Kanerva (FIN)

Referee

Bernhard Brugger (AUT)

Assistant referees

Norbert Schwab (AUT), Herwig Seidler (AUT)

Fourth official

Thomas Gangl (AUT)

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