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Czechs capture first place

Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.18CET
Czech Republic 2-0 F.Y.R. Macedonia Václav Sverkoš and Michal Papadopulos take the home team top of Group 1.
Published: Tuesday 7 June 2005, 23.18CET

Czechs capture first place

Czech Republic 2-0 F.Y.R. Macedonia Václav Sverkoš and Michal Papadopulos take the home team top of Group 1.

By Ladislav Josef

The Czech Republic moved into pole position in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 after two goals in two minutes from Václav Sverkoš and Michal Papadopulos saw off F.Y.R. Macedonia.

Romania overtaken
Before kick-off, the Macedonians were in fourth, just three points adrift of their second-placed hosts. But the defeat severely dents their hopes of making the play-offs, while the Czechs now lead the Netherlands on goal difference after both won today, though Romania can restore their lead by defeating Armenia on Wednesday.

Forwards missed
Coach Ladislav Škorpil, 60 on Monday, was without suspended captain Tomáš Sivok and forwards Filip Trojan and Tomáš Jun, injured and promoted to the senior squad respectively. The strike pair were missed, as coming off a run of 13 goals in five games the Czechs failed to find the target before the break, while at the other end Blaze Ilijoski missed as he shot at an unguarded net.

Penalty opener
Having only avoided defeat in Skopje in October with a last-gasp equaliser, the Czechs needed a penalty to open the scoring on 50 minutes. Svěrkoš was tripped by Muarem Bajrami and rose himself to convert.

Win sealed
Papadopulos's individual effort swiftly doubled the lead and victory was sealed, although a blow came for the Czechs when stand-in captain Svěrkoš was booked, ruling the forward out of their next match, the crucial trip to Romania on 2 September. F.Y.R. Macedonia need only wait until 16 August for the visit of Finland.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.25CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

FYROM

FYROM

1
GrigarTomáš Grigar (GK)
1
TofiloskiDarko Tofiloski (GK)
2
ŠvecMichal Švec
2
MarkoskiBojan Markoski
3
HubníkRoman Hubník
3
RistovskiBorče Ristovski
Substitution56
4
KleinMartin Klein
4
TodorcevGoran Todorcev
5
KadlecMichal Kadlec
5
IvanovskiDaniel Ivanovski
6
LatkaMartin Latka
Yellow Card80
6
TanevskiZlatko Tanevski
7
PetrželaMilan Petržela
7
ManevskiBorce Manevski
Substitution56
8
MageraLukáš Magera
Substitution75
8
MacevDanco Macev
Yellow Card34
9
PapadopulosMichal Papadopulos
Goal52
Substitution69
9
IlijoskiBaže Ilijoski
Substitution66
10
SvěrkošVáclav Svěrkoš (C)
Goal50
Yellow Card51
10
TasevskiDarko Tasevski (C)
11
RilkeEmil Rilke
Substitution90+1
11
BajramiMuarem Bajrami
Yellow Card49

Substitutes

16
BučekAntonín Buček (GK)
12
NikolovVasko Nikolov (GK)
12
BestaAleš Besta
Substitution69
13
KrstevskiAleksander Krstevski
13
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
Substitution90+1
14
SavikDusan Savik
14
MikolandaPetr Mikolanda
Substitution75
15
GligorovNikola Gligorov
Substitution56
15
DosoudilRadek Dosoudil
16
SelimiErhan Selimi
Substitution56
17
ZapletalVáclav Zapletal
17
StojanovskiAleksandar Stojanovski
Substitution66
18
VolešákLadislav Volešák
18
MitrevVasko Mitrev

Coach

Ladislav Škorpil (CZE) Mirsad Jonuz (MKD)

Referee

Sergiy Berezka (UKR)

Assistant referees

Sergiy Sobotyuk (UKR), Gennadiy Bych (UKR)

Fourth official

Oleg Oriekhov (UKR)

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