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Czechs close in on play-off place

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2005, 21.51CET
Czech Republic 6-0 Armenia The home side scored five second-half goals to earn a comprehensive win and move within a point of securing progress.
by Ladislav Josef
Published: Wednesday 7 September 2005, 21.51CET

Czechs close in on play-off place

Czech Republic 6-0 Armenia The home side scored five second-half goals to earn a comprehensive win and move within a point of securing progress.

The Czech Republic closed within a point of securing a UEFA European Under-21 championship play-off berth after five second-half goals helped them to a comprehensive victory against ten-man Armenia in Uherske Hradiste.

Papadopulos double
The home side held a tentative one-goal lead approaching the final half-hour, courtesy of Michal Papadopulos' 16th-minute strike, but ultimately sealed the three points in some style. The FC Baník Ostrava striker scored again and goals from Roman Bednar, David Limberskũ, and a late double from substitute Tomáš Jirsák helped the Czechs take over at the top of Group 1.

Stubborn resistance
The late goals gave the scoreline a decidedly one-sided look but for a long time the visitors looked on course to better the 4-0 result in the reverse fixture in October. The Czech Republic had just Papadopulos's early strike to show for their dominance before he added a second on 59 minutes, finally ending goalkeeper Artur Haruytunyan's resistance.

Quick-fire goals
The second goal opened the floodgates and from then on it was one-way traffic as VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach's Václav Sverkos, returning from suspension, took a grip on the game. Bednar added a third soon after and Armenia's slender hopes of containing the home side were all but ended when Rafael Safaryan was dismissed in the 63rd minute.

Immediate impact
It took just one minute for the Czechs to profit from the numerical advantage as Limberskũ made it four, before Škorpil brought on a number of substitutes. One replacement, FK Teplice's Jirsák, soon made an impact, scoring two late goals as the Czech Republic sealed a 6-0 win which takes them a point clear of Netherlands. A draw against the Dutch in their next outing on 7 October will therefore be enough to earn a play-off place.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.04CET

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Lineups

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Armenia

Armenia

1
GrigarTomáš Grigar (GK)
1
HarutyunyanArtur Harutyunyan (GK)
2
KaufmanJosef Kaufman
Yellow Card56
Substitution63
2
ChilingaryanHayk Chilingaryan
3
LatkaMartin Latka
3
KhachatryanAra Khachatryan
Substitution60
4
HubníkRoman Hubník
4
VardazaryanHrachya Vardazaryan
5
KadlecMichal Kadlec
5
SafaryanRafael Safaryan
Red/Yellow Card64
6
HušekLuboš Hušek
6
PachajyanLevon Pachajyan
7
RilkeEmil Rilke
7
Ararat ArakelyanArarat Arakelyan (C)
8
PapadopulosMichal Papadopulos
Goal17
Goal59
Substitution65
8
DavtyanTigran Davtyan
9
BednářRoman Bednář
Goal60
Substitution72
9
Vahe TadevosyanVahe Tadevosyan
10
SvěrkošVáclav Svěrkoš (C)
10
GharabaghtsyanTigran Gharabaghtsyan
Yellow Card19
11
LimberskýDavid Limberský
Goal64
11
A. HovhannisyanArmen Hovhannisyan
Yellow Card74
Substitution78

Substitutes

16
BučekAntonín Buček (GK)
12
GasparyanEdgar Gasparyan (GK)
12
KleinMartin Klein
13
OseyanArtak Oseyan
13
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
Substitution65
Goal77
Goal90+1
14
PetrosyanAleksandr Petrosyan
Substitution60
14
MikolandaPetr Mikolanda
Substitution72
15
HayrapetyanAghvan Hayrapetyan
15
KnakalMartin Knakal
Substitution63
16
S. SargsyanSuren Sargsyan
Substitution78
17
ZapletalVáclav Zapletal
18
PudilDaniel Pudil

Coach

Ladislav Škorpil (CZE) Samvel Petrosyan (ARM)

Referee

Robert Krajnc (SVN)

Assistant referees

Milan Kogej (SVN), Robert Zirnstein (SVN)

Fourth official

Robert Segula (SVN)

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